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DeMon to ReMon – Govt claims exercise, successul, without revealing details under RTI : The demonetisation of currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 denomination that the Government announced on 08 November, 2016 and the subsequent remonetisation of the economy has affected almost every person living in India. It came as a revelation when the media reported that many people in neighbouring Nepal were also adversely affected by the demonetisation of the high value currency notes when they sent a delegation to India to mitigate the note-ban crisis in January this year. So the Olympian DeMon-ReMon exercise affected billions of people within and across India’s borders.  Despite the Government spending taxpayers’ money to shore up public support for DeMon-ReMon exercise and the digitisationl plan to move to a less-cash economy by linking it to ‘national pride’, detailed information about what went before and what followed this exercise is hard to come by. On the one hand movie and TV ‘celebrities’ (who probably never had to stand in a queue before banks or ATMs to change the demonetised notes they held) urged people to support this exercise cheerfully (perhaps they received payments in the new currency or through digital transactions). On the other hand, many of us in civil society and the mass media are knocking on government’s doors for detailed information about this DeMon-ReMon exercise.

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DeMon to ReMon – Govt claims exercise, successul, without revealing details under RTI : The demonetisation of currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 denomination that the Government announced on 08 November, 2016 and the subsequent remonetisation of the economy has affected almost every person living in India. It came as a revelation when the media reported that many people in neighbouring Nepal were also adversely affected by the demonetisation of the high value currency notes when they sent a delegation to India to mitigate the note-ban crisis in January this year. So the Olympian DeMon-ReMon exercise affected billions of people within and across India’s borders.  Despite the Government spending taxpayers’ money to shore up public support for DeMon-ReMon exercise and the digitisationl plan to move to a less-cash economy by linking it to ‘national pride’, detailed information about what went before and what followed this exercise is hard to come by. On the one hand movie and TV ‘celebrities’ (who probably never had to stand in a queue before banks or ATMs to change the demonetised notes they held) urged people to support this exercise cheerfully (perhaps they received payments in the new currency or through digital transactions). On the other hand, many of us in civil society and the mass media are knocking on government’s doors for detailed information about this DeMon-ReMon exercise. DeMon to ReMon – Govt claims exercise, successul, without revealing details under RTI : The demonetisation of currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 denomination that the Government announced on 08 November, 2016 and the subsequent remonetisation of the economy has affected almost every person living in India. It came as a revelation when the media reported that many people in neighbouring Nepal were also adversely affected by the demonetisation of the high value currency notes when they sent a delegation to India to mitigate the note-ban crisis in January this year. So the Olympian DeMon-ReMon exercise affected billions of people within and across India’s borders.  Despite the Government spending taxpayers’ money to shore up public support for DeMon-ReMon exercise and the digitisationl plan to move to a less-cash economy by linking it to ‘national pride’, detailed information about what went before and what followed this exercise is hard to come by. On the one hand movie and TV ‘celebrities’ (who probably never had to stand in a queue before banks or ATMs to change the demonetised notes they held) urged people to support this exercise cheerfully (perhaps they received payments in the new currency or through digital transactions). On the other hand, many of us in civil society and the mass media are knocking on government’s doors for detailed information about this DeMon-ReMon exercise.