As many as 99.3% of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, that were banned overnight in November 2016, have been returned, the Reserve Bank of India said in its annual report.
Of the Rs. 15.41 lakh crore worth Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes in circulation before November 8, 2016, notes worth Rs. 15.31 lakh crore have been returned.
"The humongous task of processing and verification of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) was successfully achieved," RBI said.
The SBNs received were verified, counted and processed in sophisticated high-speed Currency Verification and Processing System (CVPS) for accuracy and genuineness and then shredded, it added.
SBNs refer to demonetized old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.
RBI said the processing of SBNs has since been completed.
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