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RBI backtracks from 5000 rupees directive, says those with KYC not to face questions


Mumbai: Backtracking from its earlier directive, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said bank customers with KYC need not to face any question while depositing up to Rs 5,000 in old 500-rupee notes.

According to reports, the central bank clarified that its earlier directive will not apply to bank accounts with proper documentation.

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“On a review of the above, we advise that the provisions of the above circular at sub para (i) and (ii) will not apply to fully KYC compliant accounts,” it said.

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The RBI said people with KYC will have to answer a few questions only if they deposit more than Rs 5,000 in old notes.

The move comes after resentment over the earlier rule that required the people to furnish an ‘explanation’ in front of the bank officials as why they took so long to deposit their money.

Three days ago, the RBI had issued a directive, saying  tenders of old notes in excess of Rs 5000 into a bank account will be received for credit only once during the remaining period till December 30, 2016.


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