Cash rush: Government sends teams for ear-to-ground reports

  |   India News

WITH THE demonetisation debate dominating proceedings in Parliament, 27 teams led by officials of the rank of additional or joint secretaries from various ministries have been sent to various states to conduct a ground-level assessment of the situation.

The Department of Personnel and Training has constituted three-member teams of officials to visit every state for at least two days each and report back to the government on the status of implementation of the demonetisation decision.

According to an order issued by the Department of Economic Affairs, the teams will assess the availability of currency in bank branches, ATMs and post offices; facilities at bank branches and post offices for deposit, withdrawal and exchange of currency; and, status of calibration of ATMs to dispense the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes.

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