After reports claiming the Reserve Bank of India is set to introduce ₹2,000 denomination of banknotes, few pictures of the new high-value currency have been circulating on social media.
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Reports earlier said the RBI has almost completed preparations for the introduction of the notes, including the process of printing in a press in Mysuru.
The images being circulated on Twitter revealed the bunch of purple-coloured ₹2,000 notes, and surprisingly, without the image of Mahatma Gandhi on it.
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₹ 2000, New Note Relise By Reserve Bank of India pic.twitter.com/AmoHYmfKEJ
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However, no official confirmation has been arrived yet on neither the introduction ₹2,000 notes nor about the newly emerged images.
One of the Twitter handlers even went claiming that the new notes of Rs 2,000 were available in all branches of ICIC bank in Hyderabad and wouls be available in Mumbai within two days.
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The central government earlier said that there is no proposal to replace Gandhi’s photograph or add another leader’s photo on currency notes.
Talking at the Rajya Sabha in August, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said that a committee was formed during UPA which has already decided that there is no need to change Mahatma Gandhi’s photo on the currency notes.
In India, the highest denomination note printed by the RBI was the ₹10,000 note in 1938 and in 1954 and the notes were later demonetised.