Reserve Bank of India Announces the Release of A New Rs 100 Banknote


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announces its plans to release a new new version of Rs 100 banknote. The new banknote of Rs 100 denomination will be of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, RBI reports. Plus, on the reverse side, it will feature the motif of Rani Ki Vav – a heritage site located in Gujarat, recognized by UNESCO as the 11th-century wonder in Patan.

According to an official press release, the new banknote will be printed in lavender.The RBI has issued fresh Rs 50 notes in fluorescent blue colour and Rs 10 banknotes in chocolate brown colour. After the demonetisation drive in 2016, new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 banknotes were issued by the central bank.

“The base colour of the note is lavender. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 142 mm,” the RBI shared in a statement.

On the front side, also known as obverse, the new Rs. 100 banknote will have features such as a see-through register with the denominational numeral 100 in the Devnagari script. Besides, the front side will bear a see through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with denominational numeral 100, a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, a Guarantee Clause, Governor Urjit Patel’s signature with Promise Clause and the RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.

Besides, the Ashoka Pillar emblem will be on the right. Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks will also be printed on the front side.

On the reverse side, the Rs. 100 note will have the year of printing on the left and the Swachh Bharat logo with slogan. The year of printing of the note will be on the left, along with a Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.