Monday, April 6, 2015

Re: [IAC#RG] PUBLIC GRIEVANCE concerning RBI's MG series banknotes

Dear Chopra Sirji

Your blessings are so treasured by us.

I was caused to compose that email after seeing the ostrich attitude
of the present BJP Govt, and especially its Finance Minister who is
indistinguishable from his Congress predecessors.

It is an open secret that all these Finance Ministers are senior
advocates who have as clients, directly or indirectly, some of the
biggest financial scamsters and Ponzi artistes who are before the High
Court or the Supreme Court or in jail.

The only reason these MG banknotes are being kept is so that these
netas and their Ponzi clients can get away with creative accounting,
like the commodities scandal where the supposedly overflowing
warehouses were found empty, and the currency chests of PSU Banks are
not exposed to forensic audits simultaneously.

Possibly in 3 or 4 months we shall be told that Govt scientists have
won the Nobel prize for discovering some new species of rodent, or
maybe termites, in the country which can chew through thick walls of
concrete and titanium steel and which loves to eat paper in prodigious



On 4/6/15, Devinder Chopra <> wrote:
> Dear Sarbajit Roy Sahab Ji,
> Your important message of
> today, nearly 5 hours ago, emailed to "The Nodal Regional Office Grievance
> Redressal Cell at New Delhi Reserve Bank of India" is most* timely* and
> appropriate.
> Every citizen in our land who understands its importance, would thank and
> bless you, for saying it forthright + with a sense of firmness.
> IF institutions like our one-and-only *Reserve Bank of India *is unable to
> appreciate what each & every Indian has to go through, then something more
> drastic and disciplinarian method has to brought to fore.
> You, Sire, have done it; and have given a 35 day leeway/or notice, very
> gently and in a gentlemanly way. One will await the outcome, hopefully, in
> a very just & positive way.
Pray and hope your continued monitoring and follow through will be honoured
> and appreciated by all Indians. God Bless & keep it up, Sire.
> Best regards & Peace.
> devinder das chopra in gurgaon
> 9810338049
> ***
> On 6 April 2015 at 12:37, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:
>> *To:*
>> The Nodal Regional Office Grievance Redressal Cell at New Delhi
>> Reserve Bank of India
>> Email:
>> cc: all "India Against Corruption" subscribers
>> Dear Sir / Madam,
>> *Sub: PUBLIC GRIEVANCE concerning RBI's MG series banknotes, filed on
>> behalf of affected Indian citizens by Er.Sarbajit Roy - National Convenor
>> "India Against Corruption"*
>> "*India Against Corruption*" is a nation wide people's movement ie, '
>> *jan
>> andolan*', comprising of eminent patriotic intellectuals and men of
>> action, digitally connected for selfless sacrifice and nation building
>> and
>> bound by a published 'code of conduct' and 'manifesto'. Many of us have
>> regularly interacted with RBI over the years for promoting and ensuring
>> financial inclusion among the poorest of the poor and the marginalised,
>> see
>> eg. [].
>> As citizens of India affected and aggrieved by certain deeds of RBI, we
>> would be obliged if the Reserve Bank of India immediately resolves our
>> grievance/s as described below and within 35 days in any case as notified
>> on your website.
>> 1) That we are aggrieved that there is a very large number of MG series
>> banknotes issued by RBI in circulation which are counterfeit, and the
>> rate
>> at which these counterfeit notes are being detected, both in India and
>> abroad, is increasing exponentially by leaps and bounds. It is noteworthy
>> that in the previous year the increase in detection of such counterfeit
>> MG
>> series notes was about 20% over the previous year where it was 15%. The
>> directions issued by RBI last year for withdrawal of pre-2005 MG series
>> banknotes have had no discernable effect in our opinion.
>> 2) That we are aggrieved that the monitoring, detection and reporting of
>> counterfeit notes in the country is inaccurate and grossly
>> under-reported,
>> and does not at all correspond to the practical experience of the
>> citizenry
>> who have to bear the brunt of this menace of high technology counterfeit
>> MG
>> series currency bank notes being pumped into the country by certain rogue
>> nations, by misusing the existing banking, para-banking and criminal
>> networks, and by taking advantage of rampant financial illiteracy and
>> simple folk in the country.
>> 3) That we are aggrieved the citizens of Hindustan are suffering an
>> increased risk, which is presently at least 20%, each time we accept a MG
>> series banknote purportedly issued by RBI, especially in the Rs. 100 and
>> Rs. 500 denominations which is not easy to detect nowadays.
>> 4) That we are aggrieved that a citizen who mistakenly accepts an MG
>> series banknote in good faith, is thereby humiliated by either suffering
>> personal injury by turning the note in, or being unwillingly turned into
>> a
>> criminal and rendered liable for prosecution under penal sections
>> centering
>> around section 489 IPC by passing it off to others. That because the
>> affected citizens also include public servants like lowly bank tellers,
>> bus
>> conductors and petrol pump attendants, a miasma of fear, suspicion and
>> confrontation is spreading throughout the country which needs to be
>> actively defused and very urgently too.
>> 5) That we are aggrieved that in approximately 25% of India's districts,
>> comprising the remote and forested districts where the government hardly
>> has actual presence on ground, the poor, marginal and illiterate citizens
>> are reportedly being harassed by superior and well armed persons who are
>> defacing, by tearing the corners/sides by about 20%, RBI's MG series
>> banknotes to illustrate and drive home the relative worthlessness of
>> RBI's
>> MG series bank notes. These poor and defenceless persons, literally
>> living
>> under the gun, are being compelled to only circulate these torn notes
>> locally, and in accordance with Gresham Law's, the RBI - and thereby the
>> Indian State - has been effectively driven out of these areas. The
>> undersigned encountered such hapless persons and defaced notes recently
>> at
>> Jantar Mantar/New Delhi when they had come to protest the Land
>> Acquisition
>> Bill, and who narrated their tales of woe to him barely a few furlongs
>> from
>> RBI's offices when they were not allowed into your Bank for lack of ID
>> documents at the gate.
>> 6) That we are greatly aggrieved that the RBI has exclusively printed
>> banknotes with "Mahatma" Gandhi's visage in the last few decades. The
>> increased circulation of these MG series bank notes is causing vast
>> sections of India to be disaffected or alienated against the Indian
>> State.
>> That we feel it is high time that the RBI urgently reevaluates its
>> position
>> on circulating notes exclusively with images of "Mahatma" Gandhi and also
>> honors and respects other Indian heroes from different regions, religions
>> and castes, and in accordance with the letter and spirit of the
>> Constitution of India, and to promote national integration.
>> Accordingly we, the citizens of India spearheaded by India Against
>> Corruption, require that RBI resolves our collective grievance as
>> follows,
>> and preferably by a published assurance given to the undersigned within
>> 35
>> days signed by a Deputy Governor of RBI on the following lines:-
>> A) That all the Rs. 100 denomination blue/grey banknotes of MG series
>> shall be very soon replaced by predominantly red/black bank notes of BS
>> series with image of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
>> B) That all the Rs. 500 denomination yellow/green banknotes of MG series
>> shall be very soon replaced by orange/black bank notes of SM series with
>> image of Chhatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj.
>> C) That all the Rs. 1,000 denomination multi-coloured banknotes of MG
>> series shall be very soon replaced by blue/green/purple bank notes of RT
>> series with image of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
>> D) That a Rs.200 denomination bank note be issued in TS series with image
>> of Tiger of Mysore "Tipu Sultan".
>> E) That additional series of educative bank notes with visages of iconic
>> Indians in varied walks of lifes and regions shall be regularly added in
>> all the standard denominations of Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50. eg. Babasaheb
>> Ambedkar, Jhansi ki Rani, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Veer
>> Savarkar, Abul Kalam Azad, Netaji Subhash Bose etc. in large quantities
>> to
>> benefit and uplift the common people.
>> F) That considering the unique security and demographic threats against
>> our 8 North-Eastern States, a special series of banknotes of Rs.100, Rs.
>> 200, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denominations be rapidly issued to commemorate
>> freedom fighters of the North-East like Rani Ma Gaidinliu, U Tirot Singh,
>> Kanak Lata Barua, Tikendra Jit Singh etc. to forge their unity and
>> clearly
>> demonstrate that people of mainland India are reciprocally bound to
>> acknowledge and respect unsung North-East heroes/martyrs contributions
>> for
>> the anti-colonial struggle.
>> G) That the term "very soon" means "expeditiously and not later than 6
>> months"
>> H) That the term "replaced" means "superceded through active measures to
>> withdraw old series banknotes from circulation including devaluation or
>> demonetisation to ensure their substitution"
>> *NB: *These are not suggestions or representations on our part, but are a
>> formal request from the "India Against Corruption" movement for
>> *grievance
>> redressal* to safeguard the integrity of the Indian State, otherwise I
>> and my subscribers shall increasingly cease to accept MG series
>> suspicious
>> banknotes and shall initiate a *national "NO GANDHI" movement to
>> challenge RBI* and to educate Hindustanis about RBI's hollow promises,
>> and to demand payment in sum exclusively in coinage upto Rupee 1,000 of
>> acceptable weight, dimensions and values described in the Indian Coinage
>> Act 1906-2011.
>> With best wishes and a hope that the utter seriousness of our reasonable
>> request is considered favorably.
>> Sincerely
>> Sarbajit
>> National Convenor,
>> India Against Corruption
>> Postal Address:
>> Er. Sarbajit Roy
>> National Convenor,
>> India Against Corruption
>> 2nd floor, B-59 Defence Colony
>> New Delhi, 110024, India
>> Tel : 011-2433-4262
>> Mob: +91-8010205897
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