RBI monitoring currency requirment and printing accordingly: FinMin

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India is monitoring the requirement of the new bank notes and accordingly placing the order for printing, Parliament was informed on Friday.

“The Reserve Bank of India monitors the requirement of notes on a regular basis and places the indent on the printing presses accordingly,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

“Arrangements have been made keeping under consideration stock position, augmenting production of new series of banknotes, expediting supplies to all the currency chests, including air remittances from the press,” Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in another written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

As on November 8, the day demonetisation was announced, there were 17,165 million pieces of Rs 500 denomination notes and 6,858 million pieces of Rs 1,000 denomination notes in circulation, he added.