Legal issues

Legal challenges

Print edition : December 23, 2016

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das addressing the media on the demonetisation issue in New Delhi on November 22. Photo: Shirish Shete/PTI

When the government declared high-denomination currency notes as not being legal tender in 1978, it did so through an Ordinance. In contrast, the November 8 and subsequent notifications came without any legislative support.
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