Services With Concession On Old Notes Payment Ends At Midnight


New Delhi: Following is a list of areas where the concession to use the denotified Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for emergency cash needs will cease from the midnight of November 24:

  • For payments in government hospitals for medical treatment
  • For use in all pharmacies for buying medicines with doctor’s prescription
  • At railway ticketing counters, bus ticket counters of government or public sector undertakings and airline counters at airports for purchase of tickets
  • For purchases at consumer cooperative stores operated under authorisation of central or state governments with identity proof (Safal, Mother Dairy)
  • For purchases at milk booths under central or state governments
  • For purchase of petrol, diesel and gas at stations of state-run oil companies
  • For payments at crematoria and burial grounds
  • For use at international airports for arriving and departing passengers up to Rs 5,000
  • For foreign tourists to exchange foreign currency up to Rs 5,000
  • For purchase of LPG gas cylinders
  • For payments towards on-board catering during travel by rail
  • For purchase of tickets for suburban and metro rail travel
  • For purchase of entry tickets monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India
  • For payments towards fees, charges, taxes or penalties, payable to central or state governments including municipal and local bodies
  • For payments towards utility charges including water and electricity, but no advance payments
  • For payments towards court fees
  • For payments towards purchase of seeds from designated state-run outlets, but only Rs 500 notes
  • Withdrawal from district central cooperative banks up to Rs 24,000 per week.


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