Thursday, 15 December 2016

Post Offices Exchanged Notes Worth Rs 3,680 Crore Till Dec 7

Post Offices Exchanged Notes Worth Rs 3,680 Crore Till Dec 7

New Delhi: Post offices have exchanged currency worth Rs 3,680.99 crore till December 7, after the government scrapped old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last month, Parliament was informed today.

"The total amount exchanged in the post offices after demonetisation is Rs 3,680.99 crore till December 7, 2016,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The total amount deposited in the post offices after demonetisation is Rs 38,630.06 crore till December 7, 2016, he added. The demonetisation of high value currency took effect from November 9.

Responding to another query, Sinha said a total of over 79.75 lakh subscribers have ported out and 60.51 lakh subscribers have ported in to the mobile network of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

"A total of 4,41,879 subscribers have ported out and 1,21,219 subscribers have ported in to the mobile network of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL)," he said.

A total of 2,479 complaints have been received by different TERM Cells against various telecom service providers (TSPs) across the country regarding keeping MNP request of subscribers pending or cancelled and thereby not complying with the MNP scheme during year 2015 and current year 2016 (up to September 30, 2016), he said.

Out of these complaints, a total of 2,320 number of complaints have been received against private cellular operators.

The highest number of complaints was against Airtel (651), followed by Vodafone (555), Idea (444), Reliance (342) and Aircel (195).

PTI

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