Important: When depositing your OHD cash in Bank / Post office


Many of us will be going to our bank branches/post office to exchange/deposit the recently demonetised old high denomination (OHD) notes i.e. the old notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000.

While depositing Rs.500 or Rs.1000 notes in the bank or post office, you may be asked to provide your ID proof and PAN photocopies.

When providing such copies, do ensure that you attest the same to prevent their misuse. Otherwise, there is a risk of your document’s copies being used for several transactions of different people’s deposits. This can potentially create unwarranted and unnecessary complications for you. A simple attestation can prevent this from happening.

How to attest?

Here’s a template:


“Self-attested photocopy provided on (date) to (bank name and branch) for deposit of Rs.(amount) via (number of notes) notes of Rs.500 and (number of notes) notes of Rs.1000″.

This exercise will take just 2 minutes of your time but prevent any possible misuse of your documents.

Better safe than sorry!

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