New notes with design issues good to use: RBI
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.