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Old notes of Rs 100, 10 and 5 may go out of circulation after March: RBI

Srinagar, Jan 23: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to withdraw the old currency notes of Rs 100, 10 and Rs 5. The notes will reportedly go out of circulation by the end of March or April as the top bank is planning to withdraw them permanently. However, there is no official confirmation from the RBI as yet on the matter. As reported by several media publications, Assistant General Manager (AGM) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) B Mahesh while speaking at the District Level Security Committee (DLSC) and District Level Currency Management Committee (DLMC) meeting, stated that the old currency notes of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 5 will eventually go out of circulation as RBI plans to withdraw them by March-April. It is to be noted that the new notes of Rs 100, 10 and 5 have already come into circulation in exchange for the old notes. New currency notes of 100 rupees were released by the Reserve Bank of India in 2019. According to sources, in order to avoid the chaos that was seen during the demonetisation period, the RBI is not in favour to withdraw circulation of any old note. And to keep the system streamlined, the apex bank has been bringing new notes in the market, ensuring its circulation before it makes a decision to finally put an end to the circulation of old currency notes. (PTK)

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