BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday demanded phasing out Rs 2,000 forex observe in a gradual method, saying that folks in possession of such notes ought to be given two years to trade them. Elevating his concern through 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 may not be authorized tender quickly.
The Rs 2,000 observe was launched by RBI to switch the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes at a quicker tempo in 2016.
Sushil Modi stated that Rs 2000 observe 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 observe when Rs 1,000 observe circulation was stopped.” He cited examples of developed nations that don’t have forex notes of upper denominations.
“The federal government ought to steadily section out the Rs 2,000 observe. Residents ought to be given 2 years to trade their holdings of the Rs 2,000 notes,” he stated.
He stated that the two,000 rupee observe had turn out to be synonymous with black cash. “Situations of hoarding and black advertising and marketing 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 massive 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 turning into a hub for digital transactions which additionally entail settlements of bigger quantities, there may be restricted want for having a high-denomination forex observe of Rs 2,000. To this impact, I urge the Authorities of India to steadily section out the 2000 rupee observe over a chosen time interval so that folks can convert their reputable holdings of the famous into lower-denomination notes.”