Soon after RBI notified that Rs 2000 currency notes would be introduced by the apex bank, a set of rumors emerged that these new notes would be embedded with nano-GPS chips will help locate the position of the currency via a satellite. However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed rumours of GPS-enabled Rs 2000 notes.
Further RBI spokesperson Aplana Killawala told News18 that Such a technology does not exist at the moment in the world, then how can we introduce such a feature?” RBI .
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The Rs 2000 currency is designed keeping in mind to eradicate the black money issues using state of the art indigenous nano technology, every Rs. 2000 currency note is embedded with a *NGC (Nano GPS Chip)*
*How the embeded NGC Technology Works?*
The unique feature of the NGC is it dosent need any power source. It only acts as a signal reflector. When a Satellite sends a signal requesting location the NGC reflects back the signal from the location, giving precise location coordinates, and the serial number of the currency back to the satellite, this way every NGC embedded currency can be easily tracked & located even if it is kept 120 meters below ground level. The NGC cant be tampered with or removed without damaging the currency note
*How will this help eradicate black money menace?*
Since every NGC embeded currency can be tracked. The satellite can identify the exact amount of money stored at a certain location. If a relatively high concentration of currency is found a certain location for a longer period of time at suspicious locations other than banks & other financial institutions. The information will be passed on to the Income Tax Department for further investigation