New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RB) has decided that it will soon issue new Rs 10 currency notes with enhanced security features, while clarifying that the old notes will still be valid.
The RBI said the banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005 are to carry inset letter ‘L’ on both number panels, bearing the signature of Governor Urjit Patel.
The year of printing, 2017, will be on the reverse side of the note. Among other features, numerals on both the panels will be in ascending size from left to right.
The first three alpha numeric characters (prefix) will remain constant in size.
All the Banknotes in the denomination of Rs10 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender,” RBI clarified.
This development comes months after demonetisation. The implementation and circulation of new notes by the RBI, however, was criticised by political opponents.