Indian Currency Images: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering for the first time to change the photo on the banknote. The photo of Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam) with Mahatma Gandhi is being considered on the Indian currency. Till now only Mahatma Gandhi’s photo has been seen on the notes, but now along with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and APJ Abdul Kalam can also be seen on the notes. It is being said that the Reserve Bank of India is considering using Tagore and Kalam’s photo on some series of notes.
According to the news published in the Indian Express, the Finance Ministry and RBI can take steps in this regard soon. This is the first time that the RBI is considering using photographs of famous personalities other than Mahatma Gandhi on banknotes.
Samples sent to IIT Professor Dilip Shahani
According to the report, two different sets of samples of watermarked photographs of Gandhi, Tagore and Kalam have been sent to IIT Delhi Emeritus Professor Dilip T Shahani on behalf of the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India under the Finance Ministry and RBI. . Professor Shahani has been asked to choose one of the two sets and present it before the government. It is being said that its final decision will be taken in the highest level meeting.
Different pictures are also seen in US dollars
If you are wondering why this is happening, then let us tell you that this step is being taken to explore the possibilities of including multiple digit watermark on currency notes. Let us tell you that in America there are pictures of some 19th century Presidents including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln in different denominations.