Money as a means of payment, consists of coins, paper money and withdrawable bank deposits. Today, credit cards and electronic cash form an important component of the payment system. For a common person though, money simply means currency and coins. This is so because in India, the payment system, especially for retail transactions still revolves around currency and coins. There is very little, however, that the common person knows about currency and coins he handles on a daily basis.
What are the present denominations of bank notes in India?
At present, notes in India are issued in the denomination of Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1000. These notes are called bank notes as they are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (Reserve Bank). The printing of notes in the denominations of Re.1 and Rs.2 has been discontinued as these denominations have been coinised. However, such notes issued earlier are still in circulation. The printing of notes in the denomination of Rs.5 had also been discontinued; however, it has been decided to reintroduce these notes so as to meet the gap between the demand and supply of coins in this denomination.
What are the present available denominations of coins in India?
Coins in India are available in denominations of 10 paise, 20 paise, 25 paise, 50 paise, one rupee, two rupees and five rupees. Coins up to 50 paise are called 'small coins' and coins of Rupee one and above are called 'Rupee Coins'.
Can bank notes and coins be issued only in these denominations?
Not necessarily. The Reserve Bank can also issue notes in the denominations of one thousand rupees, five thousand rupees and ten thousand rupees, or any other denomination that the Central Government may specify. There cannot, though, be notes in denominations higher than ten thousand rupees in terms of the current provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Coins can be issued up to the denomination of Rs.1000.
So,what is the point this must be the question in everyone's mind and how does the increase in denominations of a countries currency can have impact on the countries encomic, well what does it mean indirectly
1.Well we are marching towards Hyperinflation While the real values of the specific economic items generally stay the same in terms of relatively stable foreign currencies, in hyperinflationary conditions the general price level within a specific economy increases rapidly as the functional or internal currency, as opposed to a foreign currency, loses its real value very quickly, normally at an accelerating rate
2.To move out our country's money into Foreign Banks makes (the illegal people in countries Easy) when the denominations is High
3.Increase in Black Money and fake currency.
4.Excessive borrowing of money from World banking
So whats the remedy for this unknows problem?
Well, its quite simple just decrease the denomiations of currency to Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100 can curb little of these above mentioned issues.And the countries like USA does the same.