DCM (Plg.) No. G 7 /10.01.00/2005-06
August 10, 2005
Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Foreign Banks.
Indian banknotes with additional/new security
Please refer to our letter RBI/2004-05/458:
DCM (Plg) No. G.40/10.01.00/2004-05 dated May 07, 2005, forwarding list
of additional/new security features to be incorporated in Indian banknotes and
the discussion held in the meeting of the Chairman & Managing Directors
and the Chief Executive Officers of the banks at Mumbai on May 25, 2005.
2. The banknotes of Rs.50 and Rs.100 denominations
with additional/new security features will be issued in August, 2005. This will
be followed by issuance of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denomination banknotes in September,
2005. Rs.10 and Rs.20 denomination banknotes with additional/new security features
are targeted for issue in 2006.
3. We enclose herewith a copy of
the press release on the additional/new security features for Rs.50 and Rs.100
denominations for information and necessary action at your end. The same is
also being placed on our website (www.rbi.org.in).
We advise you to give adequate publicity to the banknotes with additional /
new security features for the benefit of your staff and members of public. You
may also arrange for display of the same at your branches.
4. Please acknowledge receipt.
Chief General Manager