why 10 rupees coin are banned
Accepted without a problem
Several people have received SMS messages from RBI that reads: “Coins are available in different designs due to their long life. Accept them without fear…” Interestingly, to clear all confusion for once and for all, the message says to give a missed call to 14440, and instantly expect a call back from the Reserve Bank of India. The central bank then clarifies on the recorded voice message that the Rs 10 coins in issued in 14 designs are all legally valid for transaction.
The Reserve Bank further said that it has issued 14 different designs, and also informed about the disticitve features of the same in various press releases. “As coins have longer life, coins of different designs and shapes circulate in the market at the same time. So far the Reserve Bank has issued ₹ 10 coins in 14 designs and the public has been informed of their distinctive features through Press Releases (list appended). All these coins are legal tender and can be accepted for transactions,” the apex bank noted.
In June 2016, as the RBI issued a new version Rs. 10 coins, rumors floated on social media that claimed the newer coins published by the government would be phased out by RBI. Another rumor claimed that fake coins in two designs have crashed into the market. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has on a number of occasions has dismissed the rumors of counterfeit currency of Rs. 10 coins in circulation. In September, it RBI issued a statement that stated, “The Rs. 10 coins are very much in circulation and those refusing to accept it could face legal action”. Now RBI has also asked people not to give attention to hearsay and continue to take these coins in all their transactions. “Nothing of that kind has happened. We have not even thought of it; People should not hesitate in using the coins for transactions as these coins are legal tender.” RBI spokesperson Alpana Kilawala said.
“Nothing of that kind has happened. We have not even thought of it,” RBI spokesperson Alpana Kilawala said. “People should not hesitate in using the coins for transactions as these coins are legal tender.”
Reports have poured in of shopkeepers, kiosks owners and auto rickshaw drivers in and around Delhi returning R10 coins and asking for currency notes after a WhatsApp message, shared widely, claimed the coin was declared invalid by the central bank.
Circulation of Rs 10 coins has been affected in the state following claims that these coins have been taken out of the market as was done to Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
India News | Edited by Richa Taneja | Wednesday January 17, 2018