The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue
Rs.100 denomination banknotes with inset letter `E' in numbering panel in Mahatma
Gandhi Series – 2005 bearing the signature of Dr. Y.V..Reddy, Governor. Except
for the change in inset letter, the design of these notes to be issued now is
similar in all respects to the banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series with additional/new
security features issued in August 2005. All banknotes in the denomination of
Rs.100 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.
Press Release: 2005-2006/506