Sri NCBN making continuous efforts to reduce the burden of demonetization on common man

Monday, 21 November 2016 15:41

Sri NCBN making continuous efforts to reduce the burden of demonetization on common man

Even as lakhs of people are descending on banks and ATMs to exchange / withdraw, CBN’s Government is gearing up to alleviate the troubles faced by the common man. The below are some of the measures being taken by his government:

· A help desk has been set up at Vijayawada to help citizens sort out difficulties in exchanging demonetised notes at banks and post offices
· A call centre and a toll free number (1800-599-1111) is being made available for information
· Chief Secretary SP Tucker has issued a notification cancelling all leave for cadres of essential services including the police and treasury departments
· A five-member team has been deployed on a 24/7 basis to answer calls and also guide callers to the nearest banks and ATMs
· Besides organising IT-based feedback services from all 10 districts, CBN is holding teleconferences with district collectors on a daily basis to address the crisis
· CBN has directed officials to provide shelter, drinking water and also butter milk for the milling crowds at banks and post offices
· Advisories have been issued to set up counters for women, the elderly and handicapped to banks
· Officials have been directed to source small change – Rs 50 and Rs 100 notes — from hundis at places of worships, toll gates, milk vendors etc to meet the shortfall of smaller denomination notes 
· All late payments for power, water, property taxes, excise, toll gates, school fees etc were deferred and advisories issued to provide non-stop services in spite of non-payments as per schedule
· CBN wrote to the RBI to send more currency to Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and also Vijayawada in view of the ongoing infrastructure projects and taking into account the significance of the sea port of Visakhapatnam and religious tourism in Tirupati
· Traders will be detained under the PD Act (Preventive Detention Act) if they resorted to hoarding or denial of essential commodities
· Government employees are helping out people at banks, ATMs and also at bus stands, railway stations and airports along with the regular staff

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