Press Esc to close
Saturday 04 July 2015
News updated at 2:11 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

RBI plans to gradually replace Rs 10 bank note with coins

New Delhi, Nov 23, 2012 (PTI):

The Reserve Bank plans to gradually replace all Rs 10 bank notes with coins as life of the paper note is only about 9-10 months, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Rs 10 coins are in circulation since March, 2009.

"The Reserve Bank of India has informed that in the long run, RBI plans to gradually replace Rs 10 bank notes with Rs 10 coins in the country," Minister of State of Finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply.

However, he said, this will depend upon the capacity of the mints to supply the required quantity of coins.

The minister said that RBI has also informed that the average life of a Rs 10 denomination bank note is about 9-10 months and its average cost of printing is 96 paise per piece. The cost of minting  Rs 10 coin is Rs 6.10.

"Considering the short life span of Rs 10 banknote, printing of the note is not cost effective," Meena added.

He further said that with view to elongating the life of the banknotes, particularly lower denominations, it has been decided by the government and RBI to conduct field trials of one million polymer/plastic notes of Rs 10 denominations.

Replying to another question, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said India has become self reliant in printing of currencies.

The total requirement of about 17,600 million pieces of bank notes of various denominations are printed within the country in four presses, he said.

He further said that there is no confirmed estimate of fake currency within the country.

However, to address the issue of menace of fake currency, several agencies of the central and state governments are working in tandem to "thwart the nefarious activity" related to Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN).

Also, the Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted Fake Indian Currency Notes Coordination Centre (FCORD) to periodically review the activities of various agencies. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523