RBI Issues New Rs.50 Currency Note. What Makes It Different From The Existing One?

new Rs.50 note

The Reserve Bank of India recently issued a  new Rs.50 currency note in the series of Mahatma Gandhi. The parameters used in this new version of Rs.50 note are a bit different from the old Rs.50 note.

Parameters For New Rs.50 Currency Note  

The new Rs.50 currency note will carry the signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.


According to a statement released by RBI, “The Reserve Bank of India will today issue Rs 50 denomination Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series bearing the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor. The design of these notes is similar in all respects to Rs 50 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. All banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Reserve Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.”

The statement confirms that the existing Rs.50 currency note will continue to be legal tender. However, RBI has now stopped printing the old-design currency bills that carry the signature of former Governor of RBI Urjit Patel. Both the old and new currency notes will have similar features. RBI issued an Rs.50 currency note in Fluorescent blue color in August last year.

Salient Features Of New Rs.50 Currency Note

Rs.50 Obverse Front-Features include:


  • See-through register showing denominational numeral 50
  • A denominational numeral of 50 written in Devanagari
  • Mahatma Gandhi Portrait placed at the center
  • Micro letters Bharat (Hindi), RBI, INDIA, and 50
  • Signature of Governor with Promise Clause, Guarantee Clause
  • RBI emblem placed to the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  • Security thread windowed demetallized carrying inscriptions Bharat (Hindi) and RBI
  • Emblem of Ashok Pillar on the right side
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi plus electrotype watermarks denoting 50 number
  • On both bottom right and left side number panel where numerals are growing from small to big

Rs 50 Reverse (Back) Features

  • Left side year of printing
  • Language panel
  • Logo of Swachh Bharat with the slogan
  • Hampi Motif with Chariot
  • Numeral 50 denoted in Devanagari
  • Banknote dimension 66mm x 135 mm