The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in an announcement said that it will shortly come up with new bank notes in Rs. 20 denomination, in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series with signatures of the RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.
"The ₹20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new banknote has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage," said the RBI statement.
RBI clarified that all the Rs. 20 banknotes issued in the earlier series will continue as legal tender.
The dimension of the new currency in Rs. 20 denomination will be 63 mm x 129 mm, the statement added. At the obverse (front) as well as reverse side of the note, there are geometric patterns that align with the overall colour scheme.
On the front side of the note, there is featured a see-through register with numeral 20, a latent image with the numeral and a Devanagari edition. At the centre there is a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, with micro letters 'Bharat', 'India', 'RBI' and '20', together with a guarantee clause, RBI governor's signatures with promise clause.
Towards the right of the portrait are electrotype (20) watermarks and an Ashoka Pillar emblem.