On 17 July 2017 Indian Government informed Supreme Court that it will not allow exchange of old notes. This is because allowing exchange of demonetized notes of Rs.500, Rs.1000 will help Black money depositors. On 4 July 2017 (4-7-2017) Supreme Court ordered that all people who have genuine reasons in failing to deposit old demonetized currency notes should be given one more chance. Around 60 cases were filed in Supreme Court demanding extending old notes exchange last date.
Exchange of old notes for Indian citizens ended earlier on 30 December 2016 and for NRI abroad citizens it was 30 June 2017. There are thousands of people who genuine reasons for not being able to deposit old demonetizrd notes before last date in their bank accounts.
Supreme court chief justice J.S. Khehar in Apex couet bench ordered India’s Central government to consider extending of last date. Court also asked Centre to inform whether such a new date extension for submitting old notes is possible or not. This verdict by Supreme Court Apex bench was made after considering several cases from Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra regarding extending of deadline for depositing old demonetised currency notes.
Old notes of Rs.500, Rs.1000 exchange last date was only till 30 December 2016. After this date demonetized specialized bank notes (SBN) cannot be exchanged else where as last date has been over. Now old notes exchange date is only for Resident Indians who were not in country till 30-12-2016. Only those people except those who brought cash from countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh are allowed to exchange old notes before those last date of 31 March 2017. They can exchange demonetized notes only at special counters of Reserve Bank of India by submitting id proof details. For NRI (Non Resident Indians) old notes exchange last date has been extended up to 30 June 2017 (30-6-17). RBI allowed up to Rs.2000 old notes exchange from 31 December 2016 (31-12-16) at it’s various branches. Presently old demonetized notes are accepted at RBI counters in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur.
Latest News on Demonetized Old Notes Exchange Last date
17-7-2017 – On 17th July 2017, Central Government informed Supreme Court that allowing exchange of old notes now will help in deposit of black money. Government is of opinion that allowing a window for exchanging of old notes should not be allowed. As Supreme Court is given a reply by Government, we have to wait and see verdict by SC on this hearing.
This reply by indian Government is shocking to people who have been eagerly awaiting for exchanging their demonetized notes.
4-7-2017 On 4th July 2017 Supreme Court asked Center to reconsider decision on extending last date of old notes exchange in India. This is most interesting news giving relief to everybody who was not able to exchange old currencies. Soon we will get new dates from Central government for old notes exchange last date.
Supreme Court asked why did Government did not allow people to exchange old notes at banks till 31st March as mentioned before. On 21 March 2017, Supreme Court verdict by chief justice of India J S Khehar asked Central Government why all categories of people are not allowed to deposit old notes till 31st March 2017. Supreme Court questioned why resident people traveling abroad, NRI’s are given special consideration.
Giving false details to RBI on exchange of old notes will bring additional penalty. A special ordinance called ‘Specified Bank Notes Cessation of Liabilities Ordinance’ is passed with order of Indian President. Strict regulations have been made to make sure that no one makes use of this as an advantage to exchange old notes for some one else. Old notes in lakhs to crores are being seized by Police from various parts of country as last date for exchanging demonetized notes is nearing. Those who possess more than 10 old notes of denominations Rs.500 Rs.1000 will have to pay penalty for holding it. Through this ordinance it is illegal to posses old denomination notes after 31-3-2017 in India. Rs. 10,000 or five times the value of old notes held, whichever is higher is to be remitted as penalty fine.
30-3-2016 – There is huge rush at RBI offices as last date for exchange and deposit of demonetized notes is nearing. This is only for resident Indian citizens who have been away on travel. Why are so many people in India who has been in this country itself, not able to exchange before last date on 30-12-2016.
Many people had hidden their few 1000, 500 notes at home and forgot about it.Many kept their notes between dress in Almirah, old book shelves .etc. Later when they recovered such demonetized notes and realized their mistake, the last date had passed making them land in to deep trouble. Now they are thinking of how to exchange or depositing it without losing money. Many people are worried that they could not exchange their hard earned money because they had forgotten or have been careless. Many people have opinion that they fell it bad that they are being treated like black money holders. Recently an old woman said that she found old notes worth Rs.45,000 at her house which she had kept with her earlier and forgot about it. Now she is not able to exchange it at RBI, because present facility for exchange is only for NRI’s.
Many people who have come to India from abroad for exchanging old notes at few counters of RBI are also facing problems. Few NRI’s who reached India to exchange old notes did not get Customs certificate mentioning amount of old notes they have brought to Inida. All of them are not allowed to exchange their old notes from Reserve Bank’s special counters in Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Chennai.
Old notes exchange last date in banks and what to do after that ?
As per Latest news on 4 July 2017 SC order it is expected that a new date will be soon given by Central government for exchange of old notes.
Old news – Will Central Government make any changes to old notes deposit last date in India. It is said now that old currencies can be deposited till 31 March 2017 for residents and 30th June 2017 for NRI’s. Those who plan to deposit old currency in their bank accounts have to do it at earliest without waiting for last date. After demonetization it was said that old notes exchange can be done till 31st December 2016. But, exchange of old notes to get new currencies was allowed from 10 November 2016 to 24 November 2016 only. Many people thought that they have still lot of time till 30th December 2016 and there is no need to rush to banks to exchange old cash. All of a sudden on Thursday, 24th November 2016 it was announced that this is last date of exchange of old notes through banks.
From that time depositing of old notes was allowed at banks directly till 30 December 2016. Many people were not able to deposit their old denomination notes of 500, 1000 at banks before 30-12-2016. Such people who could not do it before this time frame are now in great difficulty with depositing old notes. So what can you do if you have old currencies that you have not still exchanged from bank branches. This was one main doubt for people who have not still exchanged old notes.They have to approach RBI counters directly with necessary ID Proof.
Residents who were not in India during last date of notes exchange are allowed to do deposit of old notes till 31st March. So there is no need to panic if you possess few old notes with you and was not able to deposit it due to personal reasons. You can deposit it with RBI by 31st March 2017. Supreme Court has asked Government whether it will extend time for everyone to deposit old notes of Rs.500, Rs.1000 denominations to another date. Indian Government is also required to furnish reasons why they are not doping so when few categories like Non Resident Indian’s (NRI), Resident Indians on Travel are granted time till 30th June 2017 (30-3-17) to deposit old notes.
Old 500, 1000 rupee notes worth up to a maximum of Rs.25000 per person can only be brought to India. This limit is specified as per FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management) rules under Export and Import of Currency Regulations 2015.