No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2,000 note: Govt

No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2,000 note: Govt

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New Delhi, Sep 19: The Finance Ministry on Saturday informed the Lok Sabha that no decision has been taken to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes.

In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said printing of bank notes of particular denomination is decided by the government in consultation with the RBI to maintain desired denomination mix for facilitating transactional demand of public.

During the year 2019-20 and 2020-21, no indent was placed with the presses for printing of Rs 2,000 denomination notes.

"However, there is no decision to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination bank notes by the government," the minister said.

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