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RBI decided to bring back one rupee notes

Feb 14, 2015 17:11 IST

Reserve Bank of IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India on 13 February 2015 announced that soon the currency notes of one rupees denomination will be in circulation. The notes will be printed by the Government of India.

RBI in its release informed that these currency notes are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. It said that the existing currency notes in this denomination in circulation will also continue to be legal tender.

Dimensions and composition of One Rupee Currency Note will be:

Denomination of Note

Shape and Size

Paper Composition

One Rupee Currency Note

Rectangular 
9.7 x 6.3 cm

100 per cent (Cotton) Rag Content

Weight of Paper

90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter) with tolerance of +/-3 GSM

Thickness of Paper

110 microns with tolerance +/-5 microns

Multitonal Watermarks

(i) Ashoka Pillar in the window without words Satyamev Jayate (सत्‍यमेव जयते) 
(ii) Hidden Numeral 1 in the centre
(iii) Hidden Word Bharat (भारत) vertically arranged on right hand side.

Details of the look and feel of these notes
Obverse: These notes will contain the words Bharat Sarkar (भारत सरकार) above the words Government of India with the bilingual signature of Rajiv Mehrishi, Finance Secretary and with the replica of New Rupee One coin with symbol of 2015 issued with Satyamev Jayate (सत्यमेव जयते) and capital insert letter ‘L’ in numbering panel. The numbering will be in black at right hand bottom portion of the note.

Reverse: The note on the reverse side will contain the words Bharat Sarkar (भारत सरकार) above the words Government of India with the year 2015 on the representation of One Rupee coin with symbol having floral design and the surrounding design will consist of the picture of Sagar Samrat - the oil exploration platform and with the authentic rendering of value in fifteen Indian language in language panel and the year figure shown in the centre bottom in international number.

Overall Colour Scheme
: The colour of one Rupee Currency Note will be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with others.

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