New One Rupee Currency Note: The Government of India is set to circulate a one rupee currency note soon. The Ministry of Finance will print the new one rupee notes, unlike the other denomination notes as they are printed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as per the recent notification issued by the Finance Ministry.
One rupee currency note is signed by the Finance Secretary, Atanu Chakraborty while the other notes are signed by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. New currency notes in one rupee denomination will be equipped with various watermarks.
Key features of new one rupee currency note
- The one rupee currency note will be rectangular 9.7 x 6.3 cms in size. It will be 110 microns thick and its weight will be 90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter).
- A new one rupee note will contain multi-tonal watermarks with Ashoka Pillar and without Satyamev Jayate. It will have hidden ‘1’ in the center and the hidden word ‘Bharat’ vertically arranged on the right-hand side.
- The observe side of One Rupee Currency note will include ‘Bharat Sarkar’ at the top of the note in Hindi therefore, ‘Government of India’ will be written below in the English language.
- The value of note will be written in 15 Indian languages. An image of the oil exploration platform ‘Sagar Samrat’ will also be there.
- It will consist of the symbol of grains as a sign of agricultural dominance of the nation.
- The new one rupee note will be of pink-green colour from the front whereas many colors will be mixed at the back.
When did printing stop for one rupee note?
As per the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) website, the printing of this note was first stopped in 1926 since its printing cost was expensive than the currency value.
Its printing was resumed from 1940 till 1994. After that, its printing was started again in 2015.