Did note ban induce firms to adopt digital payment?

08 Nov 2017

The Government of India (GoI) announced the withdrawal of legal tender notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations on November 8 2016. As per the GoI notification dated  November 8 2016 this was necessitated to tackle counterfeiting of Indian banknotes effectively nullify black money hoarded in cash and curb funding of terrorism with fake notes. Further on November 12 2016 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a press release stating that while efforts to change currency were afoot the public was encouraged to switch to alternative modes of payment such as prepaid cards …

Published in: Business Standard, November 8, 2017