Another coloured note is set to reach your pockets soon. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. The notes will bear the signature of central bank's governor Shaktikanta Das.
According a statement by the RBI, the Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. It has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse depicting country's cultural heritage, it said.
The statement further clarified that all the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
According to the statement, the note has other designs and geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. It added that the dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63mm x 129mm.
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.
It also has a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre with micro letters 'RBI', 'Bharat', 'India' and '20' along with a guarantee clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi's portrait.
An Ashoka Pillar emblem and electrotype (20) watermarks also are on the right side of the portrait.