BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday demanded phasing out Rs 2,000 foreign money be aware in a gradual method, saying that individuals in possession of such notes ought to be given two years to trade them. Elevating his concern in the course of the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Modi mentioned 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 be aware was launched by RBI to switch the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes at a sooner tempo in 2016.
Sushil Modi mentioned that Rs 2000 be aware printing had stopped within the final three years owing to a number of challenges related to the circulation. He mentioned, “There was no logic of bringing a Rs 2,000 be aware when Rs 1,000 be aware circulation was stopped.” He cited examples of developed nations that do not need foreign money notes of upper denominations.
“The federal government ought to progressively part out the Rs 2,000 be aware. Residents ought to be given 2 years to trade their holdings of the Rs 2,000 notes,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the two,000 rupee be aware had change into synonymous with black cash. “Cases of hoarding and black advertising of Rs 2,000 notes have been surfacing and folks have 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 so forth,” BJP MP mentioned.
He mentioned, “Since India can 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 foreign money be aware of Rs 2,000. To this impact, I urge the Authorities of India to progressively part out the 2000 rupee be aware over a chosen time interval so that individuals can convert their respectable holdings of the famous into lower-denomination notes.”