The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will issue new Rs 20 denomination banknotes soon. The new banknote will have a base colour of greenish -yellow and will be 63 X 129 mm in size. The apex bank had first introduced the Rs 20 note in the Mahatma Gandhi Series in August 2001.
In contrast to the old red-orange colored Rs 20 note of size 143 X 63 mm, which has a motif of Mount Harriet, the new note will have a motif of Ellora caves on the back side, depicting India’s cultural heritage, said RBI in a statement.
The other designs in this new Rs 20 notes will be a geometric pattern aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the front and back sides. The front side of the note will have a see-through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with a numeral and also a Devanagari version of the same.
The note will have a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center with micro letters RBI, Bharat, India and 20, along with a gurantee clause, Governor’s Shaktikanta Das’ signature with the promise clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi’s portrait.
And on the right side of the Gandhi’s portrait, there will be Ashok Pillar emblem and electrotype (20) watermark.
As of today, the RBI has already introduced new Rs 10, Rs 50, Rs 200, Rs 500, Rs 2,000 banknotes.
The RBI clarified that all the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by it in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
The obverse (front) side of the note contains a see-through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with the numeral and also a Devanagari version of the same.