Rs 10 coin increases headache of PMPML conductors in Pune

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Pune : Even after repeated clarifications from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that Rs 10 coin is legal tender, many traders and people are not accepting the coins. The things have become headache for the conductors of the public transport utility Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) as many passengers are not accepting the coins fearing that they wont be able to use them in the market.

Speaking to Punekar News, a conductor said, “Some passengers are giving us the Rs 10 coin but other passengers are not ready to accept. As public servant we can’t refuse to take the legal currency. People must understand that if I take it then it will go to another passenger. I don’t know what to do as one passenger says that its legal and another says it’s illegal.”

When asked a daily commuter said,”Shopkeepers in my area are not accepting Rs 10 coin. Therefore I dont accept it from the bus conductor.”

When contacted, RBI officials said that Rs 10 coin is legal. “It has been reported that some less-informed or uninformed persons who suspect the genuineness of such coins are creating doubts in the minds of ordinary people including traders, shop-keepers, etc., impeding the circulation of these coins in certain pockets of the country causing avoidable confusion. The Reserve Bank has advised members of the public not to give credence to such ill-informed notions and ignore them and continue to accept these coins as legal tender in all their transactions without any hesitation”, an official said.