The central bank said it will bear the signature of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

New Re 1 notes to be circulated soon by RBI
news Currency Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:25

New one rupee notes with a multi-coloured look will soon be put in circulation by the Reserve Bank of India, the RBI announced on Tuesday.

"The Reserve Bank of India will soon put into circulation currency notes in one rupee denomination," an RBI release in Mumbai said. 

"The notes have been printed by the Government of India. The existing currency notes in this denomination in circulation will also continue to be legal tender," it said.

"The colour of One Rupee currency note shall be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with others," it added.

Elaborating on the design of the note, the central bank said it will bear the signature of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. 

"The numbering shall be in black at right hand bottom portion of the note," it said. 

On the reverse side, the year '2017' is mentioned. 

"There is also representation of One Rupee coin with rupee symbol having floral design, and the surrounding design consists of the picture of 'Sagar Samrat' the oil exploration platform," it added. 

Earlier, following the demonetisation move announced by PM Modi on November 8, the RBI had introduced Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes with a new design.

The Rs 500 notes are called the Mahatma Gandhi series. The Rs 2,000 notes has pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Mangalyaan on it.

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