Indian 1000-rupee note
|Security features||Security thread, latent image, micro-lettering, intaglio print, fluorescent ink, optically variable ink, watermark, and see through registration device.|
|Paper type||special variety of cotton, linen, abaca and fibre|
|Years of printing||November 2000 – November 2016|
|Design||Economy of India|
The Indian 1000-rupee banknote (₹1000) was a denomination of the Indian rupee. It was first introduced by the Reserve Bank of India in 1938 under British rule and subsequently demonetized in 1946. Post-independence, the denomination was re-introduced in 1954. In January 1978, all high-denomination banknotes of ₹1000, ₹5,000, and ₹10,000 were demonetized in order to curb unaccounted cash money.
In order to contain the volume of banknotes in circulation due to inflation, the ₹1000 banknote was again re-introduced in November 2000, under the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, as a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes; these were demonetized on 8 November 2016 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, with the claimed reasons of preventing the issue of counterfeit currency and to fight corruption and black money in India. The actual outcome of the demonetization is still a mystery as the Indian government has blocked RTI applications on any issues regarding demonetization. This created a serious doubt on the success of the system.
Mahatma Gandhi New Series
Mahatma Gandhi Series
The ₹1000 banknote of the Mahatma Gandhi Series was 177 × 73 mm Amber-red coloured, with the obverse side featuring a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi with a signature of the governor of Reserve Bank of India. It had a Braille feature to assist the visually challenged in identifying the currency. The reverse side featured the motif of an oil rig, a satellite and a steel foundry, all together featuring the Economy of India.
As of 2011, the new ₹ sign had been incorporated into banknotes of ₹1000. In January 2014, RBI announced that it would be withdrawing from circulation all banknotes printed prior to 2005 by 31 March 2014. The deadline was later extended to 1 January 2015, and then again to 30 June 2016. and printed in Europe Country. Denomination of Rs-1000 notes cost was 3.54.
The security features of the ₹1000 banknote included:
- A windowed security thread that read 'भारत' (Bharat in the Devanagari script) and 'RBI' alternately.
- Latent image of the value of the banknote on the vertical band next to the right hand side of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.
- Watermark of Mahatma Gandhi that is a mirror-image of the main portrait.
- The number panel of the banknote was printed in embedded fluorescent fibres and optically variable ink.
- Since 2005, additional security features (including machine-readable security thread, electrotype watermark, and year of print) appear on the bank note.
On 8 November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that "Starting from midnight 8th November 2016 all ₹1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series will not be accepted as a form of legal tender", although new ₹500 and ₹2000 banknotes of the new Mahatma Gandhi New Series were unveiled.
Like the other Indian rupee banknotes, the ₹1000 banknote had its value written in 17 languages. On the obverse, the denomination was written in English and Hindi. On the reverse is a language panel which displayed the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India, displayed in alphabetical order. Languages included on the panel were Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
|Denominations in central level official languages (At below either ends)|
|English||One thousand rupees|
|Hindi||एक हज़ार रुपये|
|Denominations in 15 state level/other official languages (As seen on the language panel)|
|Bengali||এক হাজার টাকা|
|Gujarati||એક હજાર રૂપિયા|
|Kannada||ಒಂದು ಸಾವಿರ ರುಪಾಯಿಗಳು|
|Konkani||एक हजार रुपया|
|Marathi||एक हजार रुपये|
|Nepali||एक हजार रुपियाँ|
|Odia||ଏକ ହଜାର ଟଙ୍କା|
|Punjabi||ਇਕ ਹਜ਼ਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ|
|Urdu||ایک ہزار روپے|
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