Source: News Bharati English14 Nov 2016 12:17:18

New Delhi, November 14: Few day's post the new currency notes were launched by PM Narendra Modi, an onion vendor in Chikkamagaluru district; Karnataka was tricked with a fake 2000 rupees currency note. An unidentified man handed him with a colored photocopy of 2000 rupees note which he identified to be fake while tallying his earnings.
Chikkamagalur city police registered a cheating case under section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The new rupees 500 and 2000 notes are being called ‘high-security’ notes as they have several features which makes them hard to be forged.

Guidelines provided by the Reserve Bank of India to identify if your currency note in fake or real:

Obverse signs-

  1. See-through register with denominational numeral 2000 can be seen when the note is held against light.
  2. You can see latent image with denominational numeral 2000 which can be seen when the banknote is held at 45 degree angle at eye level
  3. Verify the denominational numeral 2000 in Devanagari.
  4. Look for the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi right at the center.
  5. Look for micro letters 'RBI' and '2000' on the left side of the banknote.
  6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions 'भारत', RBI and 2000 on banknotes with color shift. Color of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted.
  7. Look for Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of your note.
  8. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype 2000 watermark
  9. Number panel with numbers growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side can be seen.
  10. Look for denominational number with rupee symbol in color changing ink on bottom right
  11. There are Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right


On reverse side-

  1. Year of printing of the note is on the left.
  2. Swachh Bharat logo with slogan on the left.
  3. Language panel is located towards the centre.
  4. Motif of Mangalayan covers most part of the rear side of the note.


For visually impaired- Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark.

  1. The horizontal rectangles with ‘2000’ are in raised print on the right.
  2. Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side are in raised print

Embeded ObjectOne of the major objectives of cancelling the legal tender character of old series of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes was to check the menace of terror financing through counterfeit currency notes. The receipt of fake currency notes in Banks and Post Offices are being monitored by Finance ministry very critically. RBI has been advised by Ministry of Finance to set up a Special Cell to monitor the receipt of fake currency notes and inform such instances to the Economic Offences Wing of the State Police, Enforcement Agencies of the Central Government and also to the Ministry of Finance. A special watch is being kept on receipt of such fake notes in the States bordering our neighboring countries. Also close watch over possible movement of fake currencies is maintained and the Law Enforcement Agencies are authorized to take prompt action as and when such cases are detected by them as well as by RBI and Banks.Embeded Object