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Demonetisation after-impacts : Central team takes stock of situation in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: To manage the aftermath of the demonetisation a central level team comprising Secretary of Food and Supplies Ministry Suresh Kumar Basistha held talks with State Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Finance Department’s Special secretary Ashok Mina, Reserve Bank officials. The team will be visiting three districts today to inspect the conditions.

“In the aftermath of demonetisation, so far conditions are under control. Crowd inside and outside banks have drastically reduced,” Finance Special Secretary Mina said after the meeting.

Issues on providing more currency to banks in rural areas, good providing banking facilities directly to farmers through cooperative societies were discussed during the meeting. Similarly, drainage of old scrapped notes, more Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes availability, exchange of old notes, deposit and withdrawal, more facilities for disabled, senior citizen and women, holidays, transaction facilities beyond the general daily working hours were also discussed during the meeting.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting Secretary Basistha said discussions on various problems were given importance. “We will soon deposit the findings reports to the central government,” he said.

As of now Rs 100 notes are being supplied at over 2106 ATMs across the state out of which 1784 have been upgraded to new currency compatible. Similarly 360 currency recyclers are also being equipped for changing notes. Likewise, 3600 customer service points are also working to help people deal with any stress.

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