December 2, 2017:
Petition seeks direction for issuing another set of notes which could be easily identified by the visually impaired.
Delhi HC has expounded that,”Visually impaired persons are facing difficulty in using newly introduced currency notes and coins” while issuing notice to Govt. and the RBI.
High Court stated that matter was of “very grave public interest” and should be addressed seriously. A number of visually impaired people in India are facing problem with these new notes”.
Delhi High Court Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar stated that,”In our interaction with such people, they told us that they are facing huge difficulty due to the change of size of notes also”.
HC made the observation and issued notice to Reserve Bank of India and Centre on a petition filed by NGO, All India Confederation of Blind, which states that visually impaired people were facing hardship in identification, usage and transaction of the new currency notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 50 denominations. Thus, Seeking to change new currency notes and make them easily identifiable and differentiable for the visually impaired people.
The matter has now been listed for hearing on December 6,2017.
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Source - ptinews.com