RBI lifts restrictions on withdrawals from ATMs, current accounts

RBI lifts restrictions on withdrawals from ATMs, current accounts

MUMBAI (INDIA): In a big relief to people and small businesses, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday announced lifting of restrictions on daily withdrawal of money from ATMs and from current accounts but the weekly limit of Rs 24,000 on savings bank accounts will continue.nnThe Reserve Bank also promised to review the weekly limit in the near future depending on the pace of remonetisation.nn”On a review of the pace of remonetisation, it has been decided to partially restore status quo ante,” RBI said adding, cash withdrawal limit from ATMs stands withdrawn from February 1, 2017.nnBanks, however, have been asked to fix their own limits, as has been the case before November 8, 2016, the day government scrapped high denomination currency notes of Rs 500 and 1,000.nnRBI has also removed all limits on cash withdrawals from current accounts/ cash credit accounts/ overdraft accounts with immediate effect.nn”The limits on Savings Bank accounts will continue for the present and are under consideration for withdrawal in the near future,” it said.nnIt further said that banks have been “urged to encourage their constituents to sustain the movement towards digitisation of payments and switching over of payments from cash mode to non-cash mode.”nnGovernment and RBI had imposed limits on withdrawal of money from ATMs and bank branches in view of currency shortage following demonetisation.nnThese limits, however, were gradually eased with RBI pumping in new notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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