As much as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to do away with black money and fake currency by demonetizing Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes, there appears to be a lot left to be done.
Unfortunately, our country has neither got rid of the black money and corruption nor fake currency.
To prove this right let’s recall how the common man was seen standing in the never-ending queues of the ATM for just some money and how at the same time many were caught with bundles of new notes to which nobody had the access to by law.
Although, like any other issue, the limelight was soon taken away to less important issues like Saif Ali Khan naming his son Taimur, that does not mean that the struggle of lack of currency has ended.
The reality is that the ATMs are still running out of cash and people are still standing in long ATM queues.
Talking about fake currency, that too is very much prevalent in the economy.
To make life a little better for you, here are some points to keep in mind before you accept a Rs.2000 note from anyone.
- The exact size of the new magenta colour note is 66mm x 166mm. Not like we expect you to keep a measuring tape handy all the time, but just FYI!
- You must notice that ‘RBI’ and ‘2,000’ is printed in tiny font next to Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.
- A guarantee clause, Governor’s signature and RBI emblem are placed on on the right of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait.
- A colour changing security thread is placed next to the emblem. Remember those small green metallic squares on the old notes? Exactly like those.
- A series of numbers going from a smaller size to a bigger one is present on the bottom right and top left on the front side of the note.
- Lastly, right above the number series on the bottom right is the number ₹2000 in colour changing ink.
We hope these pointers will help you identify the fake notes!