Replacing old bank notes with new ones


Old Taka Exchanging Illegally
Photo:Amdadul Huq, DrikNEWS. Dhaka, Bangladesh. August 22 2008.

Tattered and torn bank notes can be easily exchanged for new ones even outside commercial banks for a certain amount of commission. This is a common practice on the busy streets in the Gulistan area of the capital where men, who have been in this business for over 25 years, openly exchange the damaged bank notes for a charge of 10% commission.

Nobody from the Bangladesh Bank Authority can avoid the responsibility to take proper steps to stop such type of illegal business.

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