I accept there is discomfort, Goa CM on note ban

Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday conceded that demonetisation of high value currency had caused discomfort to people.

He said the state government had been requesting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for smaller denomination currency notes.

“I accept there is discomfort,” Parsekar told reporters at the Secretariat after he was asked about the hardships caused for cash-strapped people in the state.

Parsekar said the government was pursuing the RBI to dispatch small denomination notes to the state to ease the sufferings of those standing in queues for valid currency notes.

He said he did not have difficulty in accessing small denomination currency from banks.

“Today morning, I sent one of my staffers to the bank. He came back in 5-7 minutes. I had asked for smaller denomination notes. I got them,” Parsekar said.