According to its annual report for 2018 – 2019, the Reserve Bank of India agenda for 2019 – 2020 includes plans to introduce varnished 100-rupee notes “on a field trial basis in order to increase the life of Indian banknotes.” Additionally, the bank “will develop a mechanism/device for aiding the
B299 (PNL): 20 rupees (US$0.30) Yellowish-green. Front: Denomination as registration device; Mahatma Gandhi; RBI seal with tiger and palm tree; lion capital of Ashoka pillar. Back: Swachh Bharat logo (Gandhi’s eyeglasses); language panel; Ellora Caves. Windowed security thread with demetalized RBI and भारत (India). Watermark: Electrotype 20; Mahatma Gandhi; vertical
According to a press release, Urjit R. Patel has stepped down as governor effective immediately, 10 December 2018, citing “personal reasons.” Patel has been replaced by Shri Shaktikanta Das as of 12 December 2018. Courtesy of Aidan Work.