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So sweet, to feel bad about soiled notes..well i love the smell of crisp notes too.
RBI brought in clean note policy in 2002.
it was to bring out more clean notes, for the same all banks are prohibited from stapling of bank notes, tendering soiled notes to the Reserve Bank in unstapled condition, using bands instead of staple pins and to issue only clean notes to members of public. It also occasionally arranges to collect soiled and mutilated notes from public by going to market places.
But writing on notes, taking autograph, phone numbers on notes, and folding them as if they are practicing origami has to be stopped by the public.