BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday demanded phasing out Rs 2,000 forex word in a gradual method, saying that folks in possession of such notes ought to be given two years to alternate them. Elevating his concern throughout the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Modi stated that Rs 2,000 notes had vanished from most ATMs within the nation and there have been rumors they won’t be authorized tender quickly.
The Rs 2,000 word was launched by RBI to exchange the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes at a quicker tempo in 2016.
Sushil Modi stated that Rs 2000 word printing had stopped within the final three years owing to a number of challenges related to the circulation. He stated, “There was no logic of bringing a Rs 2,000 word when Rs 1,000 word circulation was stopped.” He cited examples of developed nations that would not have forex notes of upper denominations.
“The federal government ought to steadily part out the Rs 2,000 word. Residents ought to be given 2 years to alternate their holdings of the Rs 2,000 notes,” he stated.
He stated that the two,000 rupee word had grow to be synonymous with black cash. “Cases of hoarding and black advertising of Rs 2,000 notes have been surfacing and other people had been compelled to purchase them at a premium. They’re additionally conducive in settling giant cash-based transactions for illegitimate actions like terror financing, cash laundering, corruption and many others,” BJP MP stated.
He stated, “Since India can also be changing into a hub for digital transactions which additionally entail settlements of bigger quantities, there’s restricted want for having a high-denomination forex word of Rs 2,000. To this impact, I urge the Authorities of India to steadily part out the 2000 rupee word over a delegated time interval so that folks can convert their authentic holdings of the famous into lower-denomination notes.”