Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) are always difficult for common man to identify. Keeping that in mind the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced new design banknotes in the denomination of Rs 2,000.
The new design currency notes are distinctly different from the current Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes. The color, size, and theme of these notes are different from the current one. While the older series would remain in operation the new would also be infused by the RBI.
To make sure that people are not fooled by fake notes as a ‘new series’ note and can identify it well RBI has issued the notification. In the notification, RBI has spelled out the features of the new notes. And to help you identify these notes better here we have listed those points. Check them out:
- See-through register with denominational numeral 2,000 can be seen when the note is held against the light.
- The latent image with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held at a 45-degree angle at the eye level.
- Denominational numeral 2000 in Devnagari.
- Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the Centre.
- Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’.
- Colored shift windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘Bharat’, RBI and 2000. The color of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.
- Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem towards right.
- Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) Watermark, Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right.
- Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
- Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, Rs 2000 in color changing ink (green to blue) on the bottom right.
- For visually impaired, there will be a horizontal rectangle with Rs 2000 in raised print on the right, and seven angular bleed lines on the left and right side in raised print.
Further, the relative position of the current security features such as watermark, security thread, a latent image of denomination numeral, denomination numeral in color-shifting ink, number panels, see-through register, electro-type, bleed lines, etc., continue to remain, their relative positions may have changed in the new design notes.
Inputs from Livemint