FROM OUR Correspondent
Silchar, July 6: It is indeed disheartening to notice that Rs.10 coins are not accepted and are not in the regular exchange module. Of late, people have been facing problems regarding its use. Commercial establishments, small shops, drivers of public vehicles, auto-rickshaw drivers and rickshaw drivers and so on refuse to accept these coins. A rumour has been fanned that these are invalid coins. This has created a panic among the masses.
Grahak Surakhsa Samiti, Cachar, has recently stated at a press-release that about 90% of business organizations, bazaars, shops, fish and vegetable vendors of this valley are refusing to accept Rs 10 coins. The members of the Samiti have also added that it is due to the bank employees that people have stopped transacting and dealing with Rs 10 coins. Banks refuse to accept these, as counting them one by one is time consuming. This has led to a belief that these coins are invalid, obsolete and illegal. The general secretary of the Samiti is himself an eyewitness to it.
Such mentality has forced people to believe that these coins are invalid and thus it is creating many problems. This problem has to be encountered so that Rs 10 coins gets into circulation without creating any doubt in the minds of the people. GSS feels that the banks should take an initiative in this regard. GSS urged upon the denizens of the town to use these coins as much as they can so that the rumour is diminished from this issue. These coins are legal and people should be made aware about this.