Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon be issuing new Rs 20 notes. The notes will come in a greenish yellow colour and will be a continuation of the Mahatma Gandhi series. The new notes will have a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.
RBI said in a press release that the new Rs 20 note will be launched in a greenish yellow colour. While the base colour of the note will have be Greenish Yellow, it will have “other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse”.
At the same time, RBI also clarified that the previous banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI will continue to be legal tender. 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.