Full text: RBI caps deposits exceeding Rs 5,000 to just one before 30 Dec

The new restrictions are meant to encourage deposits of demonetised currency notes under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

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The RBI on Monday restricted deposits of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in excess of Rs 5,000 only once till December 30 — after strict scrutiny.

The new restrictions are meant to encourage deposits of demonetised currency notes under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

In its notification, the Reserve Bank of India instructed all the banks to give full credit to demonetised notes over Rs 5,000 only in the case of accounts compliant with ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) norms

If the accounts are not KYC compliant, then the credit for deposits of demonetised currencies will be restricted to Rs 50,000.

Here is the full text of the RBI notification:

RBI/2016-17/189

DCM (Plg) No. 1859/10.27.00/2016-17

December 19, 2016

The Chairman / Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer,

Public Sector Banks/ Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks/ Regional Rural

Banks / Urban Cooperative Banks/ State Cooperative Banks

Dear Sir,

Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of existing ? 500/- and ? 1000/- Bank Notes (Specified Bank Notes) – Deposit of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) into bank accounts

Please refer to Circular DCM (Plg) No.1226/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 08, 2016 on the captioned subject. On a review of the provisions ii, iii and iv at C of Para 3 dealing with credit of the value of SBNs into bank accounts it has been decided to place certain restrictions on deposits of SBNs into bank accounts while encouraging the deposits of the same under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 as indicated below: Read More

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