In a bid to make it easier for citizens to deal with the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the government made 6 significant announcements on Thursday.

The Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das listed the new measures taken by the government to counter cash crunch in a press conference. 

The following steps have been taken by the government as announced by Das: 

 The decision comes a day after the government directed banks to put indelible ink mark on the right index finger of persons to screen them from using the exchange facility more than once. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8 demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in his bigger war against black money, terror financing and counterfeit notes. Since then a lot of representations have come to Prime Minister and Finance Minister to ease withdrawal norms for wedding purposes.

(With PTI & ANI inputs) 

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