After the overheated adjourning of the Winter Session at Rajya Sabha today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an internal party meeting where he has instructed his top aides to reach out to people by using all possible platforms and inform them about the ongoing developments related to demonetisation. Prime Minister has asked his MPs to reassure citizens.
Post the demonetisation announcement made by the Prime Minister, the central government has been on its toes in order to tackle the cash crunch and ease the inconvenience caused to the cash-starved people of the country. From increasing banking hours, to a more frequent supply of cash in ATMs, the government is trying its best to get things back to normal.
Soon, after Modi’s briefing to his MPs, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitly went down to visit the banks at Connaught Place, New Delhi in order to analyse the ongoing issues and stalk of the banks. However, inconvenience of long queues at bank branches and ATMs are still being reported and the situation seems to be almost the same in rural areas of the country. Due to lack of number of ATMs and bank branches in smaller towns and villages, it is now getting tough for the people to manage their daily expenses.
However, the government has been lenient on farmers and has allowed them to withdraw Rs 25,000 per week against their crop loan. The same way, traders are allowed to withdraw Rs 50,000, allowing them to pay for labours at the wholesale markets. After various complaints from different parts of the country on the wedding front, the government also allowed citizens to withdraw a sum of Rs. 2,50,000 by showing the wedding card of their kins.
The government has also promised to recalibrate ATMs with the newly issued 2,000 rupee notes and smaller currency across the country. As per various bank officials, the queues are getting shorter day by day and things will soon get back to normal.