Mumbai, Tolivelugu: For a couple of weeks, there were a couple of rumors spreading like wildfire on the Internet. The most important of it is the discussion about replacing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi on Indian currency notes with someone else. To clear the air about these speculations, RBI finally gave an official explanation. The RBI has denied reports that photos of the printing of the pictures of Rabindranath Tagore and former President APJ Abdul Kalam are on the notes.
The RBI went on to say that all these discussions on media are baseless and utterly untrue and that it has no such proposal at present. RBI Chief General Manager Yogesh Dayal issued a statement to this effect. He said all the news coming on the currency was unpredictable and clueless.
There have been reports in the national media that the RBI is planning to bring in more security features in currency notes. The RBI has reportedly approached Dilip Sahani, a retired IIT Delhi professor and electromagnetic instrumentation expert, to make suggestions in this regard.
It is rumored that the RBI has asked them to file a report on the matter. It is learned that photos of Gandhi, Tagore, and Kalam have also been sent to them. The RBI has issued a statement condemning these.