RBI on June 17, 2023 has issued Clarifications on allegations of missing of banknotes printed by banknote printing presses. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come across reports circulating in certain sections of the media alleging missing of banknotes printed by banknote printing presses. The RBI emphasizes that these reports are not correct.
These reports are based on erroneous interpretation of information collected under the Right to Information Act, 2005 from the printing presses. All banknotes supplied from printing presses to RBI are properly accounted for. It is further informed that there are robust systems in place for reconciliation of banknotes printed at the presses and supplied to RBI which include protocols to monitor production, storage and distribution of banknotes.