All other exempted categories would continue to allow the use of old currency notes till December 15, as per the November 24 decision. These include payments at government hospitals, all pharmacies for prescribed medicines and ticket counters for railways and government buses. Similarly, purchases would be permitted till December 15 at consumer cooperative stores (up to Rs. 5,000), government-run milk booths, crematoria and burial grounds, purchase of seeds from public sector outlets, payment of government school fees up to Rs. 2,000 per student, fees for government colleges and pre-paid mobile top-ups up to Rs. 500 per top-up.