Exemption on old ₹500, ₹1,000 notes extended till Nov 24

The exemption on the use of old ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, previously granted till November 14, has been extended further till November 24 midnight, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said today. The demonetised currency will continue to be accepted at government hospitals, petrol pumps and for paying utility bills, court fees and bus, rail and air ticket booking, among others.