NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a notification, said that it will issue new Rs 100 notes under the ‘Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series’ shortly.
The new Rs 100 notes will be lavender in colour and has motif of “RANI KI VAV” (a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat) on the reverse. The dimension of the new banknote will be 66mm x 142mm.
The new Rs 100 notes will bear the signature of the Reserve Bank governor Urjit Patel. The RBI said that the printing and supply of Rs 100 notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase.
Here are the salient features of the Rs 100 note:
* See through register with denominational numeral 100
* Latent image with denominational numeral 100
* Denominational numeral 100 (written in Devnagari)
* Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
* Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘Bharat’ (in Devnagari), ‘India’ and ‘100’
* Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’ (in Devnagari) and RBI with colour shift; colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
* Guarantee clause, governor’s signature with promise clause and the RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
* Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
* Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
* Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
* For visually impaired intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides
* Year of printing of the note on the left
* Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
* Language panel
* Motif of “RANI KI VAV”
* Denominational numeral 100 (in Devnagari)
All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 100 issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, the central bank added.