And while ATMs and banks are sure places to get cash, many other places such as petrol pumps have started dispensing cash at the swipe of debit cards.
After RuPay debit cards, State Bank of India (SBI) waived off merchant discount rate (MDR) on Master and Visa debit cards. This is being done to promote digital transactions.
After petrol pumps, Biz Bazaar and fbb stores, it is now the Vodafone M-Pesa outlets where customers can withdraw cash.
Facing severe attack in the wake of difficulties thrown up by demonetisation, government tonight extended till December 15 the facility of using old Rs 500 notes in public utilities and included more services like mobile recharge but stopped the over-the-counter exchange of defunct currencies and use of Rs 1,000 notes.
In yet another shocker for the public, the central government on Thursday decided to put a total ban on exchange of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes over the counter.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday asked banks to promote digital banking in "mission mode", saying the principal objective of the government's reform is to curtail the use of physical currency.
The Centre is likely to extend use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for paying household utility bills, fuel, taxes and fees as well as purchases from co-operative stores by another 10 days.
The facility is now available at 258 Big Bazaar and FBB stores in over 115 cities and towns across the country.
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Unless the government announces the extension of deadline for usages of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, November 24 (Thursday) is the last day to use them at public utilities.
Leading banks, including ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, have waived merchant discount rate (MDR) on debit cards till December 31 to facilitate payments by customers following government's move to do away with the charge levied on merchants.
People can deposit the now- invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination currency notes in their Post Office savings accounts, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.
The government announced more steps to help farmers to meet their cash needs during the ongoing rabi season and directed banks to waive debit card transaction charges to encourage digital payment.
In the case of Jan Dhan account, the holder can deposit up to Rs 50,000.
Online healthcare consultation platforms have witnessed a "huge jump" in the number of visitors as cash crunch in the wake of demonetisation has diverted many people towards telemedicine.
The government has decided to waive off MDR (Merchant Discount Rate) charges on use of debit cards till December 31.
Rs 3.5 crore in old notes flown into Nagaland went missing within two hours of being seized.
As people continue to face cash crunch after the scrapping of high value notes, the government has again extended the suspension of vehicle parking charges at all airports till the midnight of November 28.