The Reserve Bank of India will shortly be issuing Rs.1000 denomination notes without inset letter in numbering panel in Mahatma Gandhi Series. These notes will bear the signature of Dr.Y.V.Reddy, Governor. Except for the signature of the Governor, the design of Rs.1000 denomination notes to be issued now is similar in all respect to those issued in Mahatma Gandhi Series. All Rs.1000 denomination notes in Mahatma Gandhi Series issued by the Reserve Bank since October 2000 will continue to be legal tender.
Press Release: 2003-2004/899