Nagpur: The Reserve Bank of India announced on Monday the removal of ATM cash withdrawal limits on current bank accounts from February 1 but said caps on savings accounts would continue.
The move came nearly three months after the government withdrew Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, triggering a nationwide cash crunch that forced the central bank to clamp daily and weekly limits on withdrawals.
The RBI said limits on current, cash credit accounts and overdraft accounts stood withdrawn but a removal on savings accounts cap would be considered in the “near future”.
The central bank and the election commission are locked in a face-off over the relaxation of cash withdrawal limits for candidates fighting the upcoming assembly elections in five states. The poll panel wants the limits to go but the RBI has refused any leeway.