The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday, 26 April, said that a new Rs 20 note will be issued shortly.
In an official statement released on Friday, the central bank, which is the official issuer of currency in the country, said that “the new denomination has motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.”
The new Rs 20 note will be “greenish yellow” in colour, the statement added.
“All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender,” the statement also said.
Apart from the motif of Ellora caves, the note would also carry common features like Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait, RBI governor’s signature, the Ashoka pillar and Swachh Bharat logo. Since the introduction of the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, soon after demonetisation in November 2016, the RBI has rolled out currency notes with fresh designs for all major denominations.
Read The Salient Feature Of the New Rs 20 Note
1. See-through register with denominational numeral 20
2. Denominational numeral 20 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.
10. Year of printing of the note on the left
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
12. Language panel
13. Motif of Ellora Caves
14. Denominational numeral 20 in Devanagari.
The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm. All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
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