Fake notes of 50, 200 in circulation, RBI informs how to identify them

A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre. Micro letters "RBI", "भारत", "India" and "50" Windowed demetalised security thread with insc

Several reports claimed that due to people being cautious about the higher denomination notes, those running a racket of counterfeit notes have shifted their focus towards circulated the lower denomination notes like Rs 100 and Rs 50.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stepped in to raise awareness about fake currency notes of the 50s and 200s being in circulation and has informed about how to identify them.

The RBI celebrates Financial Awareness Week. On this occasion, the central bank's  Regional Director Laxmikant Rao provided vital information. He explains how people can identify fake currency notes and how customers can make a complaint if they are not satisfied with the bank's service or have an issue.

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  1. See-through register with denominational numeral 50
  2.  Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari
  1. A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.
  2. Micro letters "RBI", "भारत", "India" and "50"
  3. Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI
  4. Guarantee clause, Governor's signature with promise clause and RBI emblem to the right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
  5. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
  6. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, Electricity (50) watermarks
  7. Number panel with numbers growing from small to large at the top left and bottom right side.

Reverse (Back)

10 Year of printing of the note on the left

  1. Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan
  2. Language Panel
  3. The motif of Hampi with Chariot
  4. Denominational numeral ५० in Devnagari.

Talking of filing a complaint against a bank if it is not listening to the customer's complaint, the central bank has listed the steps to follow to raise it. To register a complaint before the Lokpal against any institution regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

It may be noted that the RBI organizes the Financial Awareness Week every year.

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