Reserve Bank of India is all set to issue note of Rs 20 with signature of new RBI governor Urjit R Patel.
RBI said, “Currently, Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 note will have the inset letter 'R' on both number panels and the year of printing '2016' printed on reverse of the banknote.”
The features of Rs 20 banknotes will remain similar to the notes of Rs 20 of year 2005 which has Mahatma Gandhi. The numbers in both the note will be in ascending size from left to right while the first three alpha-numeric characters (prefix) will remain constant in size.
"The numeral 20, RBI seal, Mahatma Gandhi's portrait, RBI legend, guarantee and promise clause, the governor's signature and Ashoka Pillar emblem which were hitherto printed in intaglio (raised printing) are now being printed in offset (without any raised printing)," the central bank said.
The identification mark on the left side of the note has been eliminated.
"While there is no change in the colour at the reverse, the colour at the obverse is lighter (due to removal of intaglio printing)," it added.
The 20 rupees note which was issued earlier by the RBI will continue to be legal tender.