The demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes will no longer be accepted as legal tender anywhere except banks from the midnight of 15 December, according to a finance ministry notification.
On Wednesday, NDTV reported that the scrapped currency notes will only be accepted at banks from Friday onward.
Until then, you can still use the old currency at certain utilities and services. Here's the full list, issued by RBI.
- Government hospitals for medical treatment and pharmacies for buying medicines on production of doctor's prescription and proof of identity.
- At railway ticketing counters, bus ticket counters of government or public sector undertakings.
- Purchase of LPG gas cylinders.
- For making payments at consumer cooperative stores operated under authorisation of Central or State Governments by providing identity proof.
- For paying water and electricity bills.
- For making purchase at milk booths operating under authorisation of the Central or State Governments.
- School fees up to ₹2,000 per student in Central government, state government, municipality and local body schools.
- Payment of fees in Central or State Government colleges.
- Payments towards court fees.
- To buy tickets for monuments maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
- For making payments at crematoria and burial grounds.
- For purchasing seeds from designated state-run outlets.
Here is the list of frequently asked questions put out by RBI.
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