Enhanced security features for Rs 500, Rs 100 notes: RBI

Reserve Bank of India will introduce new banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 100 denominations of Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005 with enhanced security features.

"The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 500 denomination bank notes with three additional/revised features in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with inset letter 'E' in both the numbering panels, bearing the signature of Dr Raghuram G Rajan, Governor, RBI", it said in a notification today.

According to RBI, these notes will have ascending numbers in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification mark, on the obverse. Also, new bank notes of Rs 100 will also be issued with added features including identification marks for visually impaired persons.

"Rs 100 banknotes will have a total of four angular bleed lines in two sets of two-two lines on the obverse on both the left and right-hand edge of the bank note", it said.

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