The Government of India is soon going to circulate new currency notes in one rupee denomination. These one rupee denomination notes will be printed by the Ministry of Finance, unlike the other denomination notes which is printed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). “The new one rupee denomination notes shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e. 7 February 2020,” mentions the e-gazette


  • These one rupee denomination notes will be printed by the Ministry of Finance
  • There will be multi-tonal watermarks in the new one rupee denomination notes

The notification has several details of one rupee notes to be printed under the authority of the Government of India for circulation. These include details about the colour, design, standard weight, dimensions etc. “The One Rupee notes shall be printed at the note printing presses for issue under the authority of Government of India for circulation,” the notification said. Here are details of the new one rupee note

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New one rupee note dimensions

The One Rupee currency note shall be rectangular 9.7 x 6.3 cms, with its paper made of 100 per cent (cotton) rag content. The note will be 110 microns thick, weighing 90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter).

It will also have multi-tonal watermarks with Ashoka Pillar in the window without the words ‘सत्यमेव जयते’ (Satyamev Jayate), hidden numeral ‘1’ in the centre and the hidden word ‘भारत’ (Bharat) vertically arranged on the right-hand side.

New one rupee note design

The Obverse side of one rupee note will contain the words “भारत सरकार‟ above the words “Government of India” with the bilingual signature of Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and with the replica of New Rupee One coin with ‘₹’ symbol of 2020 issued with ‘सत्यमेव जयते‟ and capital Inset letter ‘L’ in numbering panel.

On the Reverse, the one rupee note contains ‘भारत सरकार‘ above the words “Government of India” with the year 2020 on the representation of the One Rupee coin with ‘‘ symbol having design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country and the surrounding design consist of picture of ‘Sagar Samrat’ the oil exploration platform and with the authentic rendering of value in fifteen Indian languages in language panel with the year figure shown vertically between “Sagar Samrat” and language panel in international number.

New one rupee note colour

The overall colour of One Rupee Currency note will be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with others.