A day after scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, the government today announced that the new hard-to-fake Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes will be available at bank ATMs when they start operating again from Friday.
The Reserve Bank of India is introducing new design bank notes in the denomination of Rs 2,000 notes as a part of Mahatma Gandhi new series.
The major step taken by PM Modi that has surprised the nation is to check the menace of blackmoney, fake currency and corruption.
Here are the salient features of the new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes:
1. See through register with denominational numeral 2000, visible when the cuurency is held against light
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000
3. Denominational numeral 2000 in Devnagari
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote
6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’, RBI and 2000 on banknotes with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, ?2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
10.Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermark
11. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side
For visually impaired
12.Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark
13. Horizontal rectangle with Rs.2000 in raised print on the right
14. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print
15. Year of printing of the note on the left
16. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
17. Language panel towards the centre
18. Motif of Mangalayan
Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 166 mm
Features of the new Rs 500 notes:
New Rs. 500 notes are different from the present series in colour, size, theme, location of security features and design elements. The size of the new note is 63mm x 150mm.
1. See through register in denominational numeral.
2. Latent image of the denomination numeral.
3. Denomination numeral in Devanagari.
4. Orientation and relative position of Mahatma Gandhi portrait changed.
5. Windowed security thread changes colour from green to blue when note is tilted.
6. Guarantee clause, Governor's signature with promise clause and RBI emblem tilted towards right.
7. Portrait and electrotype watermarks.
8. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
9.Denomination in numerals with rupee symbol in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right.
10. Ashoka pillar emblem on the right.
For visually impaired:
Raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka pillar emblem, based and identification mark.
11. Circle with Rs 500 in raise print on the right.
12. Five bleed lines on left and right in raised print.
13. Year of printing of the note on left.
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
15. Language panel towards centre.
16. Red Fort- an image of Indian heritage site with Indian flag.
17. Denomination numeral in Devanagari on right.