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RBI buckles again, changes rules for depositing SBNs (demonetized Rs.500/- & Rs.1000/-) into bank accounts

RBI buckles again, changes rules for depositing SBNs (demonetized Rs.500/- & Rs.1000/-) into bank accounts


Today (21/12/2016), Reserve Bank modified its circular DCM (Plg) No. 1859/10.27.00/2016-17 dated December 19, 2016. In terms of the modification to said circular the provisions of sub para (i) and (ii) will not apply to fully KYC compliant accounts.

Hence the bank officials and the general public are greatly relieved from the exclusion of following conditions of RBI circular dated 19/12/2016.

(i) Tenders of SBNs in excess of ₹ 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.

(ii) Tenders of SBNs up to ₹ 5000 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 ₹ 5000 are made in an account and such tenders taken together on cumulative basis exceed ₹ 5000 they may be subject to the procedure to be followed in case of tenders above ₹ 5000, with no more tenders being allowed thereafter until December 30, 2016.

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