New notes with de­sign is­sues good to use: RBI

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Beena Par­mar beena.par­mar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

There might be some print­ing “de­fi­cien­cies” in the new 500-and 2000-ru­pee ban­knotes but they are le­gal and good to use, a Re­serve Bank of In­dia (RBI) of­fi­cial clar­i­fied on Fri­day, af­ter con­fu­sion over the de­sign and shades on the bills.

Some of the new notes bear a shadow of Ma­hatma Gandhi’s face apart from his pho­to­graph; oth­ers have un­even bor­ders or are of vary­ing sizes and colour shades.

But an RBI spokesper­son said only one in a mil­lion notes might have that kind of print­ing or de­sign in­con­sis­tency. “It is not a vari­ant. It is a valid le­gal ten­der and can be freely used in trans­ac­tions,” the spokesper­son said.

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