RBI to pull out ₹2,000 notes from active circulation

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to withdraw ₹2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation in pursuance of its “Clean Note Policy”. However, the ₹2,000 notes will continue to be legal tender. A similar withdrawal of notes from circulation was undertaken in 2013-2014.

As in the days after demonetisation, the decision to withdraw ₹2,000 notes is also likely to strain the system besides creating anxiety and inconvenience to the public.

The central bank has advised the public to deposit ₹2,000 notes into their bank accounts and/or exchange them into banknotes of other denominations at any branch.


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