Demonetise Rs 2000 notes, says ex-babu in fin min



“Cash is still quite high in the system. There is also stocking of Rs 2,000 notes in evidence. The expansion of digital payments is taking place all over the world. It is happening in India as well. The pace is much slower,” S C Garg, who took VRS from government service after he was abruptly shifted out of the finance ministry, said in a note.



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Worry lines are back for govt as crude hits $80 a barrel



“Under different scenarios, we see the impact of higher crude prices ranging from $25 billion to a maximum of $50 billion on the oil import bill. The increase in the oil import bill will also affect the current account deficit,” economic affairs secretary S C Garg said in a conference on Friday.



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