Reserve Bank of India Notifications - 3

Continuation from the previous post: Reserve Bank of India Notifications on Demonetisation - 2 
 

November 21, 2016

22. Additional Facilities in terms of which current account holders (applicable to Current Accounts which are operational for last three months or more) were allowed to withdraw up to ₹ 50000 in cash, in a week. On a review, it has been decided to extend this facility to Overdraft and Cash Credit accounts also. Accordingly, holders of current / overdraft / cash credit accounts, which are operational for the last three months or more, may now withdraw upto ₹ 50000 in cash, in a week. This enhanced limit for weekly withdrawal is not applicable for personal overdraft accounts.

Such withdrawals may be disbursed predominantly in ₹ 2000 denomination bank notes.

23. Cash withdrawal for purpose of celebration of wedding 
      With a view to enable members of the public to perform and celebrate weddings of their wards it has been decided to allow higher limits of cash withdrawals from their bank deposit accounts to meet wedding related expenses. Yet, banks should encourage families to incur wedding expenses through non-cash means viz. cheques /drafts, credit/debit cards, prepaid cards, mobile transfers, internet banking channels, NEFT/RTGS, etc. Therefore, members of the public should be advised, while granting cash withdrawals, to use cash to meet expenses which have to be met only through cash mode. Cash withdrawals shall be subject to the following conditions:

i. A maximum of ₹ 250000/- is allowed to be withdrawn from the bank deposit accounts till December 30, 2016 out of the balances at credit in the account as at close of business on November 08, 2016.

ii. Withdrawals are permitted only from accounts which are fully KYC compliant.

iii. The amounts can be withdrawn only if the date of marriage is on or before December 30, 2016.
iv. Withdrawals can be made by either of the parents or the person getting married. (Only one of them will be permitted to withdraw).

v. Since the amount proposed to be withdrawn is meant to be used for cash disbursements, it has to be established that the persons for whom the payment is proposed to be made do not have a bank account.

vi. The application for withdrawal shall be accompanied by following documents:

Evidence of the wedding, including the invitation card, copies of receipts for advance payments already made, such as Marriage hall booking, advance payments to caterers, etc. A detailed list of persons to whom the cash withdrawn is proposed to be paid, together with a declaration from such persons that they do not have a bank account. The list should indicate the purpose for which the proposed payments are being made.

November 22, 2016
24. Making cash available for Rabi Crop Season – Advisory to banks
As you all are aware the Rabi crop season has already commenced and it is imperative that farmers are adequately supported financially to ensure unhindered farming operations.
It is estimated that about ₹ 35,000/- crore would be required by the DCCBs for sanction and disbursement of crop loans to the farmers at the rate of ₹ 10,000/- crore per week. NABARD would be utilizing its own cash credit limits up to about ₹ 23,000 crore to enable the DCCBs to disburse the required crop loans to PACS and farmers.
25. Cash withdrawal for purpose of celebration of wedding – Modification
As many of these loans will be disbursed in cash to facilitate farming related expenses, we advise in this regard that banks with currency chests should ensure adequate cash supply to the DCCBs and RRBs. Adequate cash supply should also be ensured for rural branches of all commercial banks (including RRBs). Further, bank branches located in APMCs may also be given adequate cash to facilitate smooth procurement.
It has been decided to modify the instructions contained in paragraph 2 vi (c) of the aforesaid circular, as under:
A detailed list of persons to whom the cash withdrawn is proposed to be paid, together with a declaration from such persons that they do not have a bank account, where the amount proposed to be paid is ₹ 10,000/- or more. The list should indicate the purpose for which the proposed payments are being made.
 November 23, 2016 
26. Deposit of specified banknotes (SBN) in Small Savings Schemes
We advise that Government of India has decided that subscribers of Small Savings Schemes may not be allowed to deposit SBNs in Small Savings Schemes. Banks are, therefore, advised not to accept SBNs for deposits in Small Saving Schemes with immediate effect.

As you all are aware the Rabi crop season has already commenced and it is imperative that farmers are adequately supported financially to ensure unhindered farming operations. It is estimated that about ₹ 35,000/- crore would be required by the DCCBs for sanction and disbursement of crop loans to the farmers at the rate of ₹ 10,000/- crore per week. NABARD would be utilizing its own cash credit limits up to about ₹ 23,000 crore to enable the DCCBs to disburse the required crop loans to PACS and farmers. As many of these loans will be disbursed in cash to facilitate farming related expenses, we advise in this regard that banks with currency chests should ensure adequate cash supply to the DCCBs and RRBs. Adequate cash supply should also be ensured for rural branches of all commercial banks (including RRBs). Further, bank branches located in APMCs may also be given adequate cash to facilitate smooth procurement.



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