Indians in China should demonetise notes in India: Embassy
Indian nationals residing in China can deposit demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in their bank accounts in India through authorised representatives but not their branches in China and Hong Kong, the Indian Embassy here said.
Notifying the Indian government’s decision to withdraw the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, an advisory posted on the website of the embassy said the notes can be deposited in India at the branches of commercial banks, regional rural banks, urban cooperative banks, state cooperative banks and RBI offices up to December 30. “After this date, specified bank notes can be deposited only at specified RBI offices. Please note that specified bank notes cannot be deposited at branches of Indian Banks located in China or Hong Kong,” it said.
Several branches of Indian banks and representative offices are present in China and Hong Kong, but they deal with bilateral trade. “If you are not in India and have the specified banknotes in India, you may authorise in writing, enabling another person in India to deposit the notes into your bank account,” it said.
The person so authorised has to go to the bank branch with the specified currency notes, the authority letter given by you and a valid identity proof such as Aadhaar card, driving license, voter ID card, passport, NREGA card, PAN card.