For the past three days, all the ATMs in the country are being thronged by people from dawn till dusk to withdraw money to meet their daily needs. ATMs are running out of cash because of the unavailability of the highest denomination notes.
The demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes have created a lot of inconvenience for the common who depend on their daily wages for a living.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who usually stays away from making a comment on any issues of national importance have decided to give a message to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and requested all the citizens of the country to see the larger picture.
“As a citizen, honestly I will say congratulations Mr Prime Minister. You have gone ahead with a very strong move for your larger plan to wipe out corruption in our country and that’s the larger overview we as a country need to recognize. Change is not always comfortable, everyone will find their way to embrace it if they focus on the larger picture,” said the former Miss World to the media.
The central government had given an immediate notice on 8 November, to demonetise the highest currency presently flowing in the Indian economy, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes. The decision was made by the Modi government as a first step to curb black money inflow into the market.
Though the ATMs started functioning yesterday, there has been long queues in almost all the ATMs, leading to chaos and fight among the agitated customers as the ATMs went out of cash. People queue up outside the banks consecutively on the third day since the decision of the Centre, to exchange the invalid Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes for notes of smaller denominations.
Withdrawals from banks are limited to Rs. 10,000 a day and in ATMs, it will be restricted to Rs. 2,000 per day per card in the first few days, which will later be raised to Rs. 4,000. People can deposit the old notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 in banks or post office accounts till 30 December.