Bank gives Uttar Pradesh woman Re 1 coins in exchange for Rs 2,000

With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 17, 2016 2:15 pm
india-rupee-coin-759 When a woman in Mohanlalganj went to a bank to swap her old notes, the cashier gave her a bag of coins weighing at least 17 kgs

The Modi government’s decision to discontinue old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes has seen queues outside banks spill on to the roads, with most spending hours to avail basic financial services. With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000. When Sarju Devi, a resident of Mohanlalganj, went to a bank to swap her old notes, the cashier gave her a bag of coins weighing at least 17 kgs, Hindustan Times reported.

The 60-year-old mother had to call her son, who was diagnosed with last-stage-abdominal cancer, for help as she couldn’t even lift the bag. Accusing the bank of apathy, Devi told Hindustan Times: “Is it justified? After spending hours in queues, to get my own money, I am being paid in one rupee coins. The bag weighs around 17kg, that I couldn’t even carry home.” Devi alleged that her pleas fell on deaf ears as the bank’s cashier said “jo milega wohi to denge (bank will give money in whatever denominations it will receive), lena ho to lo, warna jao (take it, or go back)”.

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Devi was in urgent need of money as her son has been undergoing radio therapy to cure his cancer. “Radio therapy keeps my son going. Since three days, we couldn’t get it done as no one is accepting the change. They don’t have time to count Re 1 coins,” she said.

With emotions running high, the government Thursday announced that farmers can withdraw cash up to Rs 25,000 per week, traders operating in mandis up to Rs 50,000 per week and families celebrating weddings up to Rs 2.5 lakh.

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    Avantika
    Jan 31, 2017 at 10:35 am
    This is really strange.. how on earth can you carry home so many coins!lt;br/gt;
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      Rathna LK
      Nov 17, 2016 at 11:45 am
      The entire nation has lost brains because of this reform.And no one has a clue what they are doing.And the poor and common people are suffering.
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        CC
        Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am
        Oh Great...at-least she got.
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          Navaneetham Chandrasekharan
          Nov 18, 2016 at 1:42 am
          Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi) has converted this country into a worst than beggars country.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bank gives Uttar Pradesh woman Re 1 coins in exchange for Rs 2,000lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi)'s decision to discontinue old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes has seen queues outside banks spill on to the roads, with most spending hours to avail basic financial services. With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000. When Sarju Devi, a resident of Mohanlalganj, went to a bank to swap her old notes, the cashier gave her a bag of coins weighing at least 17 kgs, Hindustan Times reported.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The 60-year-old mother had to call her son, who was diagnosed with last-stage-abdominal cancer, for help as she couldn’t even lift the bag. Accusing the bank of apathy, Devi told Hindustan Times: “Is it justified? After spending hours in queues, to get my own money, I am being paid in one rupee coins. The bag weighs around 17kg, that I couldn’t even carry home.” Devi alleged that her pleas fell on deaf ears as the bank’s cashier said “jo milega wohi to denge (bank will give money in whatever denominations it will receive), lena ho to lo, warna jao (take it, or go back)”.
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            Navaneetham Chandrasekharan
            Nov 18, 2016 at 1:40 am
            lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bank gives Uttar Pradesh woman Re 1 coins in exchange for Rs 2,000lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi)'s decision to discontinue old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes has seen queues outside banks spill on to the roads, with most spending hours to avail basic financial services. With banks disbursing currency notes, as and when they become available, a bank in Uttar Pradesh allegedly handed over a bag of Re 1 coins to a customer in exchange for Rs 2,000. When Sarju Devi, a resident of Mohanlalganj, went to a bank to swap her old notes, the cashier gave her a bag of coins weighing at least 17 kgs, Hindustan Times reported.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The 60-year-old mother had to call her son, who was diagnosed with last-stage-abdominal cancer, for help as she couldn’t even lift the bag. Accusing the bank of apathy, Devi told Hindustan Times: “Is it justified? After spending hours in queues, to get my own money, I am being paid in one rupee coins. The bag weighs around 17kg, that I couldn’t even carry home.” Devi alleged that her pleas fell on deaf ears as the bank’s cashier said “jo milega wohi to denge (bank will give money in whatever denominations it will receive), lena ho to lo, warna jao (take it, or go back)”.
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              Prasanta Mishra
              Nov 17, 2016 at 9:48 am
              Except our rss everything is fake.
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                Rahul
                Nov 17, 2016 at 9:04 am
                planted and fake story.
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                  rajeev
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 9:29 am
                  fake story ... look at the word - 'allegedly' in the headlines..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Allegedly indian express editorial team have been caught by IT dept team in hawala racket... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;how does this sound Mr Shekhar gupta etall ?
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