These days a message is going viral on social media. In which it is being told that if you write something on the note or use the pen, it will become invalid. Meaning no bank will accept it.
Fact Check News: These days a message is going viral on social media. In which it is being told that if you write something on the note or use the pen, it will become invalid. Meaning no bank will accept it.As soon as a message gained popularity, several responses began to surface. The rumours all began to circulate.
The message states that 'Writing anything on new notes makes the note invalid and it will no more be a legal tender' according to a new Reserve Bank of India's guidelines.
News Verification: A post from PIB Fact check's official Twitter account tried to put an end to the rumours (Press information Bureau). By stating that this claim is untrue, the issue was made clear.
Does writing anything on the bank note make it invalid❓#PIBFactCheck— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) January 8, 2023
✔️ NO, Bank notes with scribbling are not invalid & continue to be legal tender
✔️Under the Clean Note Policy, people are requested not to write on the currency notes as it defaces them & reduces their life pic.twitter.com/V8Lwk9TN8C
It was also told in the tweet that writing something on the note will not make it invalid, that note will be considered completely valid. You will be able to use that note as before.
We have just informed you that adding text to the note will not invalidate it. However, this does not imply that you should begin writing anything on the note.
First know the whole thing also because incomplete knowledge is also the cause of destruction.
In terms of what to do with these notes, RBI expects that you won't write anything on them because doing so shortens their useful lives.
Additionally, you are required not to construct toys out of the note, fold it upside down, or staple it. If you have an outdated or damaged note, you can receive a replacement from any bank, per RBI criteria.
News Verdict: However, the government through PIB Fact Check has made it clear that this news is fake.