Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das (L) and Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit R Patel hold up the new Rs 500 note at a press conference in New Delhi on November 8, 2016. Photograph: (AFP)
Social media had been abuzz recently with the rumour that a new note was in the offing
The economic affairs secretary Wednesday quashed rumours of a new Rs 1,000 note being rolled out.
"No plans to introduce Rs 1000 notes. Focus is on production & supply of Rs 500 and lower deonomination notes," Shaktikanta Das tweeted.
Social media had been abuzz recently with the rumour that a new note was in the offing.
The government had demonetised the old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8 last year. It has since then rolled out new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes.
The demonetisation of the old notes added up 86 per cent of the country's currency being taken out of circulation, leading to severe problems all around.
No plans to introduce ₹1000 notes. Focus is on production & supply of ₹500 & lower denomination notes,tweets Eco Affairs Secy Shaktikant Das pic.twitter.com/k3ugryuJVU— ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017
Complaints of cash out in ATMs being addressed.Request ppl to draw cash they actually require.Overdrawal by some deprives others ,tweets Das pic.twitter.com/qPv9qSIiiY— ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017
Enough cash available. Logistics, issues of reloading ATMs more frequently being addressed, tweets Economic Affairs Secy Shaktikanta Das pic.twitter.com/Ea3iB0tS5f— ANI (@ANI_news) February 22, 2017
Das addressed some of those problems too on Wednesday, tweeting: "Complaints of cash out in ATMs being addressed."
But he put the onus on the people, saying, "Request ppl to draw cash they actually require. Overdrawal by some deprives others."
He added: "Enough cash available. Logistics, issues of reloading ATMs more frequently being addressed."