The demonetisation announcement instantly stopped legal tender of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes at a majority of places but to aid in smooth transition to new currency the old notes were still accepted at certain outlets.
However, demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 breathe their last as Thursday is the last day that public utilities will accept the old currency. Initially only 72 hours had been given from the time of announcement on November 8 to use the old currency at public outlets but the last date was postponed to November 24.
After November 24, the old currency will not be accepted as legal tender anywhere and can only be exchanged or deposited in banks till December 30.
Here are 15 places that will accept old currency till Thursday midnight:
- Government hospitals
- Taxes and penalties to government bodies
- Court fees
- Booking railway tickets
- Railway Catering
- Metro Tickets
- Booking airline tickets at airports
- Petrol pumps
- Consumer Co-Op stores
- LPG Gas cylinders
- Pharmacies with doctor prescription
- Power and water bills
- Milk booths
- Crematoria/burial grounds
- Entry tickets for ASI monuments
The old currency notes can also be deposited at Post Office accounts.