According to a WhatsApp message doing the rounds, the Reserve Bank of India is withdrawing the Rs 2,000 currency and issuing new Rs 1,000 notes. However, the government has set the record straight and stated that no such move is being taken by the apex bank.
The message doing the rounds states that after December 31, citizens would not be able to exchange their Rs 2,000 notes. It also states that only up to Rs 50,000 of Rs 2,000 notes can be exchanged. The circulation also states that the Rs 1,000 notes would be in circulation from January 1 onwards.
The Press Information Bureau took to Twitter to debunk the claim earlier this month. “Claim: WhatsApp msgs/YouTube channels claim that RBI is releasing new Rs 1,000 notes and discontinuing the Rs 2,000 notes. Reality: There is no such announcement by RBI. Conclusion: Fake News,” it stated.