RBI introduces Rs. 20 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today said it would shortly issue Rs. 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the signature of its Governor Shaktikanta Das.
The new denomination has the motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse. The base colour of the note is greenish yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse, a press release from the central bank said.
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs. 20 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, it said.
The image and salient features of Rs. 20 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi (New)
Series are as under:
i. Image
Obverse (Front)
Reverse (Back)
ii. Salient Features
Obverse (Front)
1. See through register with denominational numeral 20
2. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari
3. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
4. Micro letters 'RBI', 'Bharat' (in Devnagari), ‘INDIA' and '20'
5. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ (in Devnagari) and RBI
6. Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
7. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks
9. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
Reverse (Back)
10. Year of printing of the note on the left
11. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
12. Language panel
13. Motif of Ellora Caves
14. Denominational numeral 20 in Devnagari.
The dimensions of the banknote will be 63 mm x 129 mm, the release added.

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