The government has no plans to introduce any new currency notes in near future. Reverting to a query asked by actor turned BJP MP Paresh Rawal regarding rumors of launching Rs. 21 and Rs. 51 rupee currency notes, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal gave in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, claiming that the government is not considering any proposal to introduce Rs. 21 and 51 currency notes.
In an another reply, he said that government is not considering any proposal to demonetise currency notes of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100.
The government had recently introduced Rs. 2,000 note along with a new Rs. 500 note following the demonetisation which scrapped 86% of the currency in circulation as on 8 November.
The Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das had clarified that the government is not considering any proposal to reintroduce Rs. 1,000 note.
Mr Meghwal in another reply said 310 cases were registered for counterfeiting coins in 2014 while there were 38 cases registered in 2015.