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Monetary Policy Statement for 2013-14 w.r.t Distribution of Banknotes and Coins

RBI/2013-14/322
DCM (Plg) No. G – 14/10.65.03/2013-14

October 10, 2013

The Chairman & Managing Director /
Chief Executive Officer
(All Scheduled Commercial banks including RRBs)

Madam/ Dear Sir,

Monetary Policy Statement for 2013-14-Distribution of Banknotes and Coins Alternative Avenues

Please refer to Para 110 of the Monetary Policy Statement 2013-14 wherein it was stated that With a view to effectively meeting the growing demand for banknotes and coins in the country, there is a need for identification of alternative avenues for their distribution by banks. For this purpose, banks may explore the possibility of offering these services through Business Correspondents (BC) and consider engaging the services of Cash in Transit (CIT) entities for the purpose of distribution of banknotes and coins, thereby addressing the last mile connectivity issues.

2. We invite attention to our circular DCM (Plg) No. G 12/10.65.03/2013-14 dated September 10, 2013 advising you to explore the possibility of enlisting the services of BCs for carrying out the various currency management functions.

3. Banks are advised to explore the possibility of engaging the services of Cash in Transit (CIT) entities also for the purpose of distribution of banknotes and coins.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully

(B P Vijayendra)
Principal Chief General Manager

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Distribution of Banknotes and Coins Alternative Avenues

Para 110

With a view to effectively meeting the growing demand for banknotes and coins in the country, there is a need for identification of alternative avenues for their distribution by banks. For this purpose, banks may explore the possibility of offering these services through Business Correspondents (BC) and consider engaging the services of Cash in Transit (CIT) entities for the purpose of distribution of banknotes and coins, thereby addressing the last mile connectivity issues.

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