The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon be launching new one Rupee notes in the country. This was announced through a press release issued by RBI. The new one Rupee notes will be printed by the Government of India and these notes will be treated as legal tender as per the Coinage Act 2011. RBI also said in its press release that the existing one Rupee notes will continue to be in circulation and treated as legal tender.
The new one Rupee note will be rectangular in size, measuring 9.7 x 6.3 cm. It will be made from 100 per cent (Cotton) Rag Content. Weight of the paper used will be 90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter) and thickness will be 110 microns.
The new one Rupee note will have multi tonal watermarks:
(i) Ashoka Pillar in the window without words ‘सत्यमेव जयते’
(ii) Hidden Numeral ‘1’ in the center
(iii) Hidden Word ‘भारत’ vertically arranged on right hand side.
Other features of the new one Rupee note:
1). ‘भारत सरकार’ will be mentioned above the words “Government of India”. It will feature bilingual signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Ministry of finance.
2). The numerals printed on left bottom will be in black and these will be in ascending size. However, the first three alphanumeric characters (prefix) will be constant in size.
3). On the reserve side, ‘भारत सरकार’ will be mentioned above the words “Government of India”. The reverse side will feature a floral design and will have representation of One Rupee coin with ₹ symbol. The reverse side will also feature an image of ‘Sagar Samrat’ the oil exploration platform. The value will be described in 15 Indian languages on the reverse side.
4). The overall color scheme will be majorly pink green.