The Election Commission of India has asked the Finance Ministry not to use indelible ink for the marking of cash withdrawals from banks.
As several states are readying for elections early next year, the commission has expression concerns as the ink is only used to mark citizens who have already voted.
Earlier this week, Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das declared the banks will apply indelible inks on people exchanging old currency over the counter to prevent them from returning frequently and chock queues.
In the meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned until 12 noon amid the uproar from the Opposition who were demanding Modi’s reply in the House over the demonetization issue.
Modi has called his senior ministers to discuss parliament strategy for the winter sessions.
The government has allowed dispensing cash of up to Rs. 2000 using debit/credit cards at select petrol pumps across India
The delay in printing of Rs.500 and Rs. 2,000 currency notes may lead to more chaos for people across India.