The government filed a caveat in the Supreme Court on Thursday in connection with a PIL to recall its decision to ban old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
A plea was filed in apex court on Wednesday seeking quashing of the Narendra Modi government's decision aimed to target black money and corruption.
The government has rushed to the court with a caveat and wants it is heard before any order is passed on the PIL.
The PIL, which could be listed for hearing during the week, termed Tuesday's notification of department of economic affairs, ministry of finance, as "dictatorial" claiming it did not grant reasonable time to citizens for exchanging the specified bank notes to legitimate notes to avoid "large scale mayhem, life threating difficulties".
The plea, filed by Delhi-based lawyer Vivek Narayan Sharma, has sought either quashing of the notification or a direction to the Centre for grant of "reasonable time frame" to citizens for exchanging the demonetised currency notes to avoid difficulties.
(With PTI inputs)