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The finance ministry on Thursday had relaxed the rules for wedding and farm withdrawals, with the ceiling fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per wedding, per family.

“In absence of operational guidelines from the RBI, we are unable to give Rs 2.5 lakh for marriage purposes. We are awaiting direction from the RBI,” said Punjab National Bank managing director Usha Ananthasubramanian.

She said the banks were expecting the guidelines by Monday.   

We expect the norms by Monday and hopefully by Tuesday, branches should start disbursing for marriage. We understand that the amount can be drawn only by either parents or the person getting married. Only one of them will be permitted to draw this amount. The limit of Rs 2.5 lakh will apply separately to the girl’s and the boy’s family,” she said.

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