The Ministry of Home Affairs in an advisory to all state governments on Friday asked for additional security for banks, post offices and agencies managing ATMs and cash.
Apart from the regular security guards at banks, post offices and ATMs the advisory asks State governments to also depute police forces at all times at places involved in cash transactions.
With citizens making a beeline to banks, ATMs and post offices additional security is being deployed to avoid ruckus, crowding and to ensure smooth transaction.
Many banks had approached local police stations for additional security before the currency exchange process began on Thursday enticipating crowds. Speaking on additional security in cities like Bengaluru, the city's Additional Commissioner of Police, East division, Harishekharan said, "Policemen will be deployed outside banks for additional security. We have decided to continue the deployment till November 20".