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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 12
ANSWERED ON:  29.11.2021
Bitcoin Transactions
Sumalatha Ambareesh
Doddaalahalli Kempegowda Suresh
Will the Minister of



FINANCE be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government is aware that Bitcoin transaction is silently blooming in India in the recent years;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government in this regard;
(c) whether the Government has any proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country;and
(d) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
FINANCE MINISTER

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the table of the House.



STATEMENT REFFERED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 12 RAISED BY SHRIMATI SUMALATHA AMBAREESH AND SHRI D.K. SURESH, HON’BLE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.11.2021 REGARDING BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS

(a) The Government does not collect data on Bitcoin Transaction.
(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) No, sir.
(d) Does not arise in view of (c) above.

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