The Re 1 note is back: From paper to dimension, all you should know
The government has announced that the Re 1 note will be printed. The one rupee note shall conform to the dimensions and composition as specified in the first schedule the Ministry of Finance has said.
Further it is stated that the standard paper weight and remedy allowed in the printing of the Re 1 note shall be specified as per the Third Schedule. The note shall be printed at the note printing press for issue under the government of India for circulation, the ministry has also stated.
The ministry in a notification dated May 5 2017 said that the notes shall come into force from the date of publication in the official gazette. The notification was issued under the Coinage Act, 2011.
Details of the Re 1 note:
Under the first schedule it is stated that the note shall be rectangular in shape. Its size would be 9.7 x 6.3 cms. The weight of the paper would be 90 GSM or grams per squaremeter.
The thickness of the paper would be 110 microns. The water marks would include, Ashoka Pillar in the window without the words Satyameva Jayate. It would also have the hidden numeral 1 in the centre. Further the hidden word, "Bharat," (in Hindi) would be vertically arranged on the right hand side.
The note would contain the words Bharat Sarkar (in Hindi) above the words Government of India with the bilingual signature of Shaktikanta Das, Secretary Ministry of Finance and with the replica of the new Re 1 coin with Re symbol in Hindi. It would be issued with the Satyameva Jayate and capital inset letter "L" in the numbering panel.
The numbering shall be in black at the right hand bottom portion of the Note in ascending sixe of numerals from left to right, while the first three alpha numeric characters remains constant in size.
On the reverse the notes would contain the words, 'Bharat Sarkar' in Hindi above the words Government of India with the year 2017. On the representation of the One Rupee coin with Re symbol in Hindi, there will be a floral design. The surrounding design contains a picture of Sagar Samrat, the oil exploration platform. There would also be an authentic rendering of value in 15 languages in the language panel with the year, figure shown on the centre bottom in international number.
The colour scheme of the note shall be predominantly pink-green on obverse and reverse in combination with others.