The Mahatma Gandhi New Series of banknotes are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as the legal tender of the Indian rupee (₹), intended to replace the Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes. Announced on 8 November 2016, it followed the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the original Mahatma Gandhi Series. Similar to the preceding series of banknotes, the obverse of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series banknotes also prominently displays the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. The logo of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is also printed on the back of the banknotes of this series.
The first banknotes issued in the New Series were the denominations of ₹500 and ₹2000, and are in circulation since 10 November 2016. On 13 June 2017, The RBI will soon introduce new INR 50 notes, but the old ones will continue being legal tender. The design is similar to the current notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, except they will come with an inset letter 'A'.
The RBI announced on 18 August 2017 that it would "soon" issue a new ₹50 note. RBI announced the specifications of new 200 rupee note in the Mahatma Gandhi New Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on 25 August 2017.The Reserve Bank of India has also issued ₹10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi New Series. The new denomination has a motif of the Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Chocolate brown.
The RBI announced on 19 July 2018 that it would shortly issue a new ₹100 note. The new denomination has a motif of the Rani Ki Vav (the Queen's Stepwell), a UNESCO World Heritage site in Patan in Gujarat, India on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Lavender.
The Reserve Bank of India has announced on 26 April 2019 that it would shortly issue a new ₹20 note. The new denomination has a motif of Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage continuing with the theme in the Mahatma Gandhi New Series banknotes.
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