Rajnath, Jaitely, officials, review currency, security situation

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday took stock of the prevailing situation in the country in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.
Rajnath, Jaitely, officials, review currency, security situation
People queue up at a post office to exchange their old Rs 1,000 and 500 notes in Patna

New Delhi

In an hour-long meeting, the two Ministers were briefed about the situation in different states here heavy rush were witnessed in banks and ATMs to change old notes and withdraw cash. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top officials of the Ministries of Home and Finance attended the meeting, official sources said. 
The Centre has already asked all states to ensure proper security in all banks, ATMs and vehicles transporting cash in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. The Home Ministry has deputed three top officials to be in touch with state governments to ensure security of banks, ATMs and cash trans porting vehicles. 
The three officials are taking regular feedback from the Director Generals of Police and the situation in respective states, official sources said. However, so far no report of any major violence or untoward incident has come from anywhere in the country. “We have conveyed to the states that if they require any assistance, we will provide, immediately,” an official said. 
The Central government is expecting the financial situation to be normal in next few days. Two separate advisories were sent to all states in this regard, the official said. The Reserve Bank of India had on Sunday said that currency printing presses are running at ‘full capacity’ to sustain demand for new notes. 

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