Some images of a purported Rs. 2000 note are making rounds over the internet. People are Tweeting these images and seem to be excited about the details of these high-value notes. The pictures also carry a signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. According to an October report, RBI has already completed preparations for introducing this high-value note into the Indian market soon. Some of the reports say that the notes are being printed in Mysuru and were dispatched from currency printing press. However, there is no verification available if the photos doing the rounds on social media are, in fact, leaked photos of the actual notes or a hoax. Whatever it is, Twitteratis have been enthusiastically sharing the images and trying to solve all mysteries around it. An article in The Hindu Businessline, dated October 21, said the notes have already been printed at the currency printing press in Mysuru and they were already being dispatched. However, there has been no official diktat from either the government or RBI regarding the issuing of the said banknote.
Here are some of the tweets related to the notes:
Reserve Bank #RBI to issue Rs 2000 currency note in India soon pic.twitter.com/sTOMR5Um6I
— Sanjeev Kamboj (@kambojOffice) November 6, 2016
New 2000 Rupees notes, will be available in a fortnight’s time
Aur yaha 1000 ka note jeb mein aye arsa ho gaya pic.twitter.com/JJaWog4cFI
— Mohit Gulati ???????? (@desimojito) November 5, 2016
1 st in india
₹ 2000, New Note Relise By Reserve Bank of India pic.twitter.com/AmoHYmfKEJ
— Sai Harsha AAdhf???????? (@allusaiharsha) November 5, 2016
Currently, the highest value note available for denomination under circulation is Rs 1,000. Certain quarters have been demanding that both Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations of banknotes be demonetised in order to prevent hoarding of black money. However, the Rs. 1000 banknotes are not the highest denomination from RBI so far. The Indian Central bank once printed a Rs. 10,000 note way back in 1938 and then in 1954.