Note ban effect: Pensioners get money in 2-rupee coins

Several pensioners were enraged on Thursday after they were given Rs 1,000 in Rs 2 coins at Jalandhar banks. “These days even children don’t accept these coins. How will we use them? The government has brought us down to such a level,” said a furious pensioner
A senior citizen showing Rs 2 coins of Rs 100 value which he had withdrawn with cash from a bank in Jalandhar on Thursday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)
A senior citizen showing Rs 2 coins of Rs 100 value which he had withdrawn with cash from a bank in Jalandhar on Thursday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)
Updated on Dec 02, 2016 06:18 PM IST
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Several pensioners were enraged on Thursday after they were given Rs 1,000 in Rs 2 coins at Jalandhar banks.

Pensioners, who all got a specified amount of Rs 10,000 each, were given Rs 9000 in notes while the remaining Rs 1,000 was disbursed in Rs 2 coins. After getting the coins, one of the pensioners asked, “What will I do with Rs 2 coins. How will these help me?”

“Aajkal toh bachche bhi nahin lete do rupaye ke sikke. Kya karenge hum inka? Sarkar ne ye haalat kar di hai ab hamaari (These days even children don’t accept these coins. How will we use them? The government has brought us down to such a level),” said another furious pensioner.

The work of disbursal of pensions was going on at a snail’s pace in the city banks. Some bank officials cited computer problems while others said they were short of cash.

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