DCM (Plg) No.1500/10.27.00/2016-17
The Chairman / Managing
Director/ Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks/ Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks/ Regional Rural
Banks / Urban Cooperative Banks/ State Cooperative Banks
Information from Unauthenticated
Sources – Advisory to banks
In the wake of the withdrawal of
legal tender character from the Specified Bank Notes (SNBs), Reserve Bank
of India has been, from time to time, issuing instructions to the banks
through the website of RBI (www.rbi.org.in)
and official mail.
2. It has been reported that
certain guidelines / instructions purported to be issued by RBI are being
circulated in the social media by some unscrupulous elements creating
confusion in the minds of the public/ bank personnel.
3. Banks are, therefore,
cautioned to abide by only those instructions which are either uploaded on
our website (www.rbi.org.in) or mailed
through the official mail.
4. The banks should not rely on
other unsecured/ unofficial channels like social media wherein the
authenticity of the documents circulated is questionable and not
5. Please acknowledge receipt.