The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes, in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series, bearing the signature of the central bank’s governor Shaktikanta Das.
“The Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new banknote has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage,” a statement by the RBI said.
At the same time, the press release also clarified that the previous banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI will continue to be legal tender.
“The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overal colour scheme, both at the observe and reverse,” the RBI said. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63 mm x 129 mm, the statement said.
Apart from a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre of the note, it will also have the denominational numeral 20 written in Devnagari script.
The new notes will also have the Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks, a number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side on the front.
On the reverse, the notes will carry the year of printing on the left, the Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan, the customary language panel, and a motif of the Ellora caves.