Posted by: CS Shilpi Thapar
1. RBI circular on payment of cheque vide RBI/2011-12/288:
It is the usual practice among the bankers to make payment of only such cheques and drafts as are presented for payment within a period of 6 months from the date of instrument due to which some persons are taking undue advantage of circulating such instruments in the market like cash for 6 months. Hence, in public interest and in the interest of banking policy RBI has reduced the period within which cheques/drafts/payorders/bankers cheques are presented from 6 months to 3 months from the date of such instrument w.e.f 1.04.2012.
2.RBI circular on Issue of Demand Drafts for Rs.20000/- and above vide RBI/2011-2012/250:
Demand Drafts of Rs. 20000/- and above shall be issued invariably with account payee crossing.