Delhi HC asks RBI & government to check accessibility of new notes for visually impaired
February 2, 2018
The Delhi high court has asked the Centre government and the Reserve Bank of India - RBI to check and new currency notes and coins from the perspective of visually-impaired people in the country. The court has told the RBI and government that the new currency notes of Rs 200 and Rs 50 are small in size and are not at all convenient for use of the blind people. The visually-impaired people have been facing lot of difficulty in identifying and using the notes as they are smaller than the earlier currency notes. . The tactile marking on the notes are also not very informative for the blind and make it tough for them to identify the value of the notes. The court is hearing a PIL challenging the designs of the new notes. The petition says that visually impaired people are facing hardship in identification, usage and transaction of the new currency notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 50 value.