The process of exchanging 2000 thousand rupee notes has started. RBI had said that from May 23, people will be able to go to the bank to exchange their 2000 notes, in the same episode, this work has started from Tuesday. But the kind of challenges that people had to face on the very first day, […]
The process of exchanging 2000 thousand rupee notes has started. RBI had said that from May 23, people will be able to go to the bank to exchange their 2000 notes, in the same episode, this work has started from Tuesday. But the kind of challenges people had to face on the very first day, the way they had to stand in long queues in the scorching heat, the road ahead is not going to be easy either.
In fact, a different kind of panic was seen among the people on Tuesday. RBI has definitely given four months, but on the very first day people were seen competing to change the notes. There were long queues of people outside many banks in Delhi, many such banks also came forward who asked people for ID proof to exchange notes. RBI had clearly said that no ID would be required to exchange the notes, but many people complained that their notes were not exchanged. The reason was that they could not show any ID proof.
When NDTV talked to some banks, it came to know that their own rules and regulations are being followed everywhere. Some banks are asking for ID proof only from those people who do not have an account in that branch, while some are asking for other papers. Kotal Bank has said that those who do not have an account will have to show their ID while exchanging notes. Axis, Yes Bank and Bank of Baroda say that they did not ask for any mirror from any customer. At the same time, ICICI and HDFC have clearly said that all the customers will have to fill a form while changing the notes, ID proof will not be required.
Now on one hand, there were problems in exchanging 2000 rupee notes, so on the first day many people complained that they were being asked to deposit money by the bank. That is, if someone is coming to the bank with the intention of exchange, then he is also being asked to deposit only Rs 2000 notes. By the way, RBI has said that 200 can be easily changed for four months, but people do not want any kind of hassle, so they are trying to get rid of this pink note as soon as possible.
Now people have to face different challenges in banks, many such petrol pumps have also come to the fore which are not even accepting 2000 notes, they have refused to accept it. . Many people are telling that now only digital transaction is being emphasized at the petrol pump. Now the thing to be understood here is that RBI has clearly said in its order that Rs 2000 notes are still legal tender and will continue to be so, so no one can refuse to accept these notes.