In its recent gazette dated 7 February, the Ministry of Finance notified of directions for the printing of one rupee notes. "These rules may be called the Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2020," the notification said adding that the changes will come to force from the date of publication of the said Gazette.
- The one rupee note will be rectangular in shape in the dimension of 9.7 x 6.3 cms with 110 microns thickness.
- It will be made of 100 percent (Cotton) Rag Content and weigh 90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter).
- The note shall predominantly be in pink green colour in combination with others.
- Multi-tonal watermarks will include Ashoka Pillar without the words "सत्यमेव जयते‟ hidden numeral "1" in the centre and the hidden word "भारत" vertically arranged on the right-hand side.
- The front side of the note will contain the words "भारत सरकार‟ above the words "Government of India" with the bilingual signature of Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and with the replica of New Rupee One coin with ₹ symbol of 2020 issued with "सत्यमेव जयते" and capital Inset letter 'L' in numbering panel.
- The reverse side will contain words "भारत सरकार‟ above the words "Government of India" with the year 2020 on the representation of the One Rupee coin with ₹ symbol having design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country and the surrounding design consist of picture of "Sagar Samrat" the oil exploration platform. It will also include the authentic rendering of value in 15 Indian languages with the year figure shown vertically between "Sagar Samrat" and language panel in international number.
The smallest denomination of the Indian banknotes are issued by the Government of India and not the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is why the note bears the signature of the Finance Secretary and not the Governor of RBI.