• search
For New-delhi Updates
Allow Notification  

Govt extends deadline to use Rs 500, 1000 to pay utility bills by 72 hrs


New Delhi, Nov 11: In a bid to control the panic caused by the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the Central government on Friday extended the use of old notes for paying public utility bills.

As people continued to run out of cash, the government extended another 72 hours in the use of old currency notes to pay public utility bills such as electricity bill, property taxes and water bills.

You can still pay bills with old notes

Old notes will also be accepted while making payments of fees, charges, taxes and penalty to central and state governments, including municipalities and local bodies, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted.

"Government extends existing exemptions with regard to cancellation of the legal tender character of the existing series of high denomination bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations until the expiry of November 14, 2016, with certain modifications to the existing exemptions," Finance Ministry said in a statement.

Even though the RBI assured that it had supplied enough cash to banks, there seemed to be no respite as ATMs ran dry and banks were out of cash by afternoon in several places.

Many people reportedly went empty handed as banks ran out of cash.

(With PTI inputs)

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more