Ranchi, Nov. 9: Hailing Central government’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had kept his promise.
“In the very first meeting of his Cabinet, the MP formed SIT on black money. In the last two and half years, black money worth Rs 2.25 lakh crore has been recovered from corrupt people.
The people of Jharkhand are very happy with the ban on Rs 500 and 1000 notes. It will improve economic growth rate and control corruption and inflation,” said the CM while addressing a press conference at Project Building.
Appealing to the people, the CM said that the people’s money is safe and there is no need to panic. The banks will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm. If required, the bank business days will be increased. Planning and Finance Department is monitoring the situation thoroughly and the banking scenario will be reviewed every day. People can call on 181 for any enquiry in this regard, he said.
The CM said that the state government will provide security to the banks. If anyone cannot deposit the money in the given time, they can submit it with the Reserve Bank of India till 31st March, 2017. He appealed to people to help implement the major decision taken by the government.
Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Khare, Amit Sinha from the Reserve Bank of India and other senior bank officers were present in the meeting.