BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday demanded phasing out Rs 2,000 foreign money be aware in a gradual method, saying that folks in possession of such notes must 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 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 stated that Rs 2000 be aware 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 be aware when Rs 1,000 be aware circulation was stopped.” He cited examples of developed nations that don’t have foreign money notes of upper denominations.
“The federal government ought to steadily part out the Rs 2,000 be aware. Residents must be given 2 years to trade their holdings of the Rs 2,000 notes,” he stated.
He stated that the two,000 rupee be aware had turn into synonymous with black cash. “Cases of hoarding and black advertising and marketing 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 massive cash-based transactions for illegitimate actions like terror financing, cash laundering, corruption and so on,” BJP MP stated.
He stated, “Since India can be changing 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 steadily part out the 2000 rupee be aware over a delegated time interval so that folks can convert their authentic holdings of the famous into lower-denomination notes.”