New Delhi, Reserve Bank of India: Giving further relief to the general public, the central Bank of India has increased the amount of withdrawals from any ATMs up to Rs 4500.

This is as per the notification issued by the RBI


DCM (Plg) No. 2142/10.27.00/2016-17

December 30, 2016

The Chairman / Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks/ Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks/
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Cooperative Banks/ State Cooperative Banks
District central Cooperative Banks

Dear Sir,

Cash withdrawal from ATMs – Enhancement of daily limits

Please refer to our circular DCM (Plg) No. 1424/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 25, 2016 on “Withdrawal of cash from bank deposit account - Relaxation”.

  1. On a review of the position, the daily limit of withdrawal from ATMs has been increased (within the overall weekly limits specified) with effect from January 01, 2017, from the existing ₹ 2500/- to ₹ 4500/- per day per card. There is no change in weekly withdrawal limits. Such disbursals should predominantly be in the denomination of ₹ 500.
  2. The relaxation of withdrawal limits as enabled by our circular DCM (Plg) No. 1437/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 28, 2016 remains unchanged.
  3. Please acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully,

(P Vijaya Kumar)
Chief General Manager

Benefits: Indeed this will be of great benefit to the general public who had to stand in front of the line every day for his needs to withdraw money. The current limit of money withdrawal is Rs 2500 and the increased is up to Rs 4500.

There has not been any limit increase in the weekly increase of the money from the Banks and ATMs which is currently Rs 24000. For small traders this amount is Rs 50,000.

This is just like a New Year gift to the general public who has been struggling in the day to day life in dealing with cash. The people will be happy after this new rule implemented and if ATMs really have the money to disperse.

Currently, most of the ATMs in India do not disperse more than Rs 2000 as the Notes present there is of Rs 2000 only. We have to wait and see if the Rs 500 comes more in the market.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of the NITI Aayog has expected that the problem of money shortage will be over by the end of January 2017. Just to remind, The Prime Minister declared the ban of old denomination notes from 8th November and said the problem of money shortage will be over by 30th December.

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