In order to provide some relief and enable labourers to start an alternative business/ self-employment, the Governor is pleased to introduce a new scheme called “Samarthan” (সমৰ্থন).
Demonetization in India
From 09.11.2016, circulation of all banknotes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 became invalid. Old notes can be exchanged at Bank to get new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes before 31.03.2017.
Modalities regarding deposit of demonetised Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes held by DDOs as undisbursed cash/ Permanent Advance and subsequent withdrawal of new legal tender money
8658-Suspense Account-00-102-Suspense Account-Civil-040-Remittance of Specified Bank Notes-Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 since Demonetised-20-Receipt/ Adjustment.
Last date of submission of life certificate by all categories of pensioners/ Family pensioners is hereby extended from 15th November, 2016 to 15th January, 2017.
To provide adequate liquid cash so that the disbursement of salary to the employees can be made in cash in denomination of Rs. 500/- and below.
Governor is pleased to allow to draw part salary/ remuneration or wages in advance against the Salary/ wages of December, 2016 and make cash payment to the employees.
District Magistrates of all the Tea growing Districts of West Bengal are hereby authorised to accept deposit of money by the tea garden owners.
Citizens will have 50 days — between November 10 and December 30 — to give in notes of Rs 1000 and 500 at post offices and banks.