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RBI's new restrictions on deposits of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes: Key facts you should know

RBI has decided to place certain restrictions on deposits of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000  notes into bank accounts.


RBI's new restrictions on deposits of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes: Key facts you should know

RBI has decided to place certain restrictions on deposits of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes into bank accounts while encouraging the deposits of the same under the new black money disclosure scheme Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

Here are the key facts you should know

-Banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 noted in excess of Rs 5000 into a bank account will be received for credit only once during the remaining period till December 30, 2016.

-The credit in such cases shall be afforded only after questioning tenderer, on record, in the presence of at least two officials of the bank, as to why this could not be deposited earlier and receiving a satisfactory explanation. The explanation should be kept on record to facilitate an audit trail at a later stage. An appropriate flag also should be raised in CBS to that effect so that no more tenders are allowed.

-Banned notes up to Rs 5,000 in value received across the counter will allowed to be credited to bank accounts in the normal course until December 30, 2016.

-Even when tenders smaller than Rs 5,000 are made in an account and such tenders taken together on cumulative basis exceed  Rs 5,000 they may be subject to the procedure to be followed in case of tenders above Rs 5,000, with no more tenders being allowed thereafter until December 30, 2016.

-It may also be ensured that full value of tenders of old notes in excess of Rs 5,000 shall be credited to only KYC compliant accounts and if the accounts are not KYC compliant credits may be restricted up to Rs 50,000 subject to the conditions governing the conduct of such accounts.

-The above restrictions shall not apply to tenders of banned notes for the purpose of deposits under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

-The equivalent value of specified bank notes tendered may be credited to an account maintained by the tenderer at any bank in accordance with standard banking procedure and on production of valid proof of Identity.

-The equivalent value of specified bank notes tendered may be credited to a third party account, provided specific authorisation therefor accorded by the third party is presented to the bank, following standard banking procedure and on production of valid proof of identity of the person actually tendering, as indicated in Annex-5 of our circular cited above.

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