In line with the Government's decision to ink those coming to banks for cash exchange, banks across the country have started inking customers.
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Government in its bid to stop people from re-visiting banks to exchange old notes with new currency notes day after day introduced the idea of marking customers with indelible ink.
The move is aimed at ensuring people deposit cash at once and withdraw from the banks instead of trying to exchange money in an unaccounted way by producing different IDs at different intervals on multiple visits to banks.
Bank staff ink customers in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Staff of Mysore Bank in Bengaluru ink customers lining up outside the bank for notes exchange
Customers in Bengaluru get inked
Bengaluru: Customers seen queuing up outside banks in Bengaluru, getting inked by staff
Bank customer displays indelible ink
Bengaluru: A man displays the currency notes and indelible ink after withdrawing money at the State Bank in Bengaluru on Wednesday
Tourists get indelible ink applied
A bank official applies indelible ink on a tourist's finger after withdrawing an amount at the State Bank in Bengaluru on Wednesday
Customers display inked fingers
Patna: Two young men show the indelible ink mark on their fingers after exchanging old currency notes from State Bank of India in Patna on Wednesday
Tourists beam with their inked fingers
Jodhpur: Foreign tourists display their fingers marked with indelible ink after exchanging old currency notes in Jodhpur on Wednesday.
Bank official applies indelible ink
Chennai: A bank official applies indelible ink on the finger of a customer queued up for exchanging old currency notes at the Punjab National Bank in Chennai on Wednesday
Customers display inked fingers, new notes
Mumbai: People show their fingers marked with indelible ink after exchanging old currency at bank counters in Mumbai on Wednesday