RBI Introduces ₹ 20 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

RBI Introduces ₹ 20 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The press release is dated 26 Apr 2019.

All the banknotes in the denomination of ₹ 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.

rs 20 note

The salient features of ₹ 20 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series are as under:

 Salient Features

The obverse (Front)

1. See-through register with denominational numeral 20

2. Denominational numeral २० in Devanagari

3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre

4. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत ‘, ‘INDIA’ and ’20’

5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI

6. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait

7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right

8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks

9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

Reverse (Back)

10. Year of printing of the note on the left

11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan

12. Language panel

13. The motif of Ellora Caves

14. Denominational numeral २० in Devnagari.

The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm

Press Release : 2018-2019/2555

Rupees 100 Notes with Signature of New RBI Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das

Rupees 100 Notes with Signature of New RBI Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das

Reserve Bank of India has issued a Press release on 26 Feb 2019  intimating that it will shortly issue Rupees 100 Notes with Signature of New RBI Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das. The design will be similar to Mahatma Gandhi (New) series notes.

Indian Rupee Note Turns 100

The Indian Rupee Note turned Hundred Today.The One Rupee note which was issued as a promissory note  on 30 November 1817 and was printed in England. Since the first issue it has undergone 28 design changes.

This is the only denomination of Paper Currency in India that bears the signatures of  Finance Secretary and not the RBI Governor. The Government had stopped printing this denomination in 1994 but resumed the printing again in 2015.

This little note has been a part of most of the Indian households on various auspicious rituals as a token payment .

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