On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the sudden announcement of banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, it seems a blot from the blue, creating a shockwave throughout the country. The notable move aims to curve the black money, reducing all unauthorized cash to mare a pieces of paper.
Another part of his historic announcement is the introduction of new Rs 2000 notes with higher security features and these notes are hard to fake.
The Reserve Bank of India gave a detailed explanation of the new currency in a press release issued on 8th November, 2016. It has details of all the key features of Rs. 2000 note including features for the visually impaired.
Here are the 17 Key Features of the Rs 2000 note you need to know about:
- See through register with denominational numeral 2000
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 2000
3. Denominational numeral २००० in Devnagari
4.Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote
6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’, RBI and 2000 on banknotes with colour shift. Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right
8. Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, `2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
9. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks
10. Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side For visually impaired Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark
11. Horizontal rectangle with `2000 in raised print on the right
12. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print
13. Year of printing of the note on the left
14. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
15. Language panel towards the center
16. Motif of Mangalayan
17. Dimension of the Bank Note will be 66 mm × 166 mm
The new notes are in a process of circulation from 10 November. RBI has confirmed that the process will be running gradually so that enough awareness regarding the features of the note.