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NRIs Can Exchange Defunct Currency Notes Due To Demonetisation Till June 30: RBI

Resident Indians who were abroad from 9 November to 30 December also qualify.

01/01/2017 9:55 AM IST | Updated 01/01/2017 10:04 AM IST
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with conditions for the exchange of defunct notes for those, including non-resident Indians (NRIs), who failed to do so till Friday, the last day for depositing the invalid currency notes in banks.

Resident Indian citizens, who were abroad from 9 November to 30 December, can avail themselves of this facility up to 31 March 2017 and NRI citizens who were abroad during this period can exchange their defunct notes up to 30 June 2017.

While there is no monetary limit for exchange for the eligible resident Indians, the limit for NRIs will be as per the relevant FEMA Regulations, i.e. ₹25,000 per person.

The RBI in a statement said that citizens can avail themselves of this facility in their individual capacity, once during the period, on submission of ID documents and on submission of documentary evidence showing they were abroad during the period and that they have not availed themselves of the exchange facility earlier.

The statement added that no third party tender will be accepted under the facility.

This facility will be available through the Reserve Bank's offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Nagpur. According to RBI, Indian citizens residing in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh cannot avail themselves of this facility.

Any person, aggrieved by the decision of the Reserve Bank, may prefer an appeal to the Central Board of the Reserve Bank within 14 days of the communication of such refusal to him, it said. Such representations may be addressed to the Central Board, Reserve Bank of India, Secretary's Department, it added.

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