21 Places Where We Can Still Use Old 500₹ and 1000₹ Notes: Know Where

500 & 1000 notes banned

While old Rs 1,000 notes are no longer valid for transactions, Rs 500 notes can still be used until December 15. Here is a list of places where you can still use old Rs 500 notes:

  • At Government pharmacies and hospitals with a doctor’s prescription.

  • For making payments at all pharmacies but with proof by carrying a doctor’s prescription and a form of ID.

  • Railway ticketing counters, ticket counters of government or state-run buses and ticketing counters at airports.

  • Milk booths operating under central and state governments.

  • Purchase of petrol, diesel and gas at stations operated by state-run oil companies.

  • At crematoria and burial grounds.

  • At international airports, arriving and departing passengers can also use old Rs 500 notes.

  • For foreign tourists to exchange currency.

  • Purchases at consumer cooperative stores.

  • Purchase of cooking gas cylinders.

  • Payment to catering services during rail travel.

  • Purchasing tickets at suburban, metro rail services.

  • Purchase of entry tickets for any monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

  • Fees, charges, taxes or penalties, payable to the central, state governments, municipal and local bodies.

  • Payments for utility charges, including water and electricity. Restricted only to individuals or households for payment of only arrears or current charges and no advance payments are allowed.

  • For court fees.

  • For buying seeds from designated centres.

  • School fees of up to Rs 2,000 per student in central, state government, municipality and local-body schools.

  • Fees in central, state government colleges.

  • Top-up of pre-paid mobile SIM for up to Rs 500 per recharge.

  • Purchase from consumer cooperative stores limited to Rs 5,000 at a time



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