I refer to the discussion paper on “Disincentivisation of the issue and usage of cheques” by RBI through the Payment and Settlement Department on January 31, 2013 for which public are expected to send their response.
The matter is of serious concern to banking customers who are not aware of Internet Banking and who donot use Internet. It is therefore unthinkable that they will be able to read the discussion paper and respond. If you get any response it will only be from people who are otherwise net savvy and donot have practical issues in accessing E Banking whose promotion is the sole objective of the discussion paper.
This is an attempt to manipulate the public opinion and any decision arrived at against the interest of cheque users in Bans based on this discussion paper will be unfair, unethical and fraudulent.
While I maintain that the whole exercise needs to be withdrawn, in the interest of fair process, it is necessary for RBI to first release the notification in news papers in different languages, display it in branches, issue free copies through branches to all cheque book users and colelct responses through mail and through branches before any decision can be arrived at.
I request RBI to immediately make arrangements for the same and also extend the last date for submission of comments by public.
I expect a reply to this objection to my email ID.
Naavi of Naavi.org
P.S: The above complaint sent through RBI website appears to have bounced. So much for the technology usage at RBI end. The website does not provide proper response mechanism and does not provide a “Grievance Officer”‘s email address for easy communication. An attempt will be made again to send the message later.