Mumbai: The Centre has accepted Maharashtra government's request to allow Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 bills for payment of electricity bill, water bill, property tax or any kind of government dues, thus easing troubles of the common man in wake of the demonetisation of high denomination notes.
"One more step by the state government for citizens' convenience. The Government of India accepts the state government's request to further help citizens by allowing Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes for payment of electricity bill, water bill, property tax or any kind of government dues," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in a tweet today.
He said this will be implemented with immediate effect and remain in force till tomorrow midnight.
Yesterday too, the chief minister in a bid to soothe the people, had tweeted urging them not to panic as they can get the currency notes, discontinued by the government, replaced when banks reopen on Friday.
"There is a time period given, so don't panic and crowd the ATMs and bank branches," he had said.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision is revolutionary. There is no reason to panic. Let's all together fight this war against corruption and black money," the CM had said.
He had also asked the people to continue with their daily routine and said that common man need not worry as the money earned through legal means is safe.