23 places you can still use your old Rs 500 notes

The government has stopped over the counter exchange of old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from today midnight. Government has permitted various exemptions for certain transactions and activities wherein payment could be made only through old Rs. 500 notes . All these places will allow usage of Rs 500 notes till the midnight of 15 December 2016.

1) Payments towards pre paid mobile top-up to a limit of Rs. 500 per top-up.

2) Purchase from Consumer Cooperative Stores will be limited to Rs. 5000 at a time.

3) Payment of fees in Central or State Government colleges.

4) Foreign citizens will be permitted to exchange foreign currency up to Rs. 5000 per week. Necessary entry to this effect will be made in their passports.

5) Payment of current and arrear dues to utilities will be limited to only water and electricity. This facility will continue to be available only for individuals and households.

Also Read: Over-the-counter exchange of old notes suspended from November 25

6) It has been decided that toll payment at toll plazas to be made through old Rs. 500 notes from 3.12.2016 to 15.12.2016.

7) Payment of School fees up to Rs. 2000 per student in Central Government, State Government, Municipality and local body schools.

8) Government hospitals

9) Railway tickets

10) Public transport

11) Airline tickets at airports

12) Milk booths

13) Crematoria/burial grounds

14) Petrol pumps

15) Metro rail tickets

16) Medicine prescribed by a doctor

17) LPG gas cylinders

18) Railway catering

19) Power and water bills

20) Entry tickets of ASI monument

21) Consumer cooperative stores

22) Taxes and penalties to government bodies Court fees

23) Seeds at state-owned outlets

Source:- economictimes.indiatimes.com/