The Rupee Symbol Design Competition


The Government now wants a currency symbol for the Indian Rupee.

The Government has decided to assign an internationally recognisable symbol to the Indian rupee, much like the US dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, and some other major currencies. And has invited the public to suggest symbols for the rupee.

The symbol, the Finance Ministry has announced, “should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country”. It should be applicable to “standard keyboard” and has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation, it says.

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The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 250,000 while the shortlisted five participants will get Rs 25,000 each.

Now that I have a fascination for entering design competitions, I present my humble entry for the Rupee symbol.

Rupee-symbol-currency

Now, it might look complicated at first sight, it really isn’t. It isn’t as complicated as how our country is. Allow me explain this masterpiece of a design I have created over the past 15 minutes or so.

The National Language Script: See closely – you can probably spot the “Ru” symbol in Devnagari script (??) . So the first need of sticking close to Indian culture is satisfied.

Secularism: Money knows no religion. Or probably it is India’s only genuine religion. When it comes to the rupee, people forget about Gods, or remember their Gods – depending on the situation they are in. That is why you can spot the chandra bindu from the “om“, the crescent/star and the cross on my creation.

Black in Colour: A lot like the India flag, the symbol should have a colour code – the symbol will always be in black – representing all the black money in our glorious nation.

Instability: Just like the cross-lines in $ or the ¥, which stand for stability, my Rupee symbol has two jagged horizontal lines – denoting instability.

The Falling Rupee: Note the down-arrow. At Rs.52 a dollar, and still falling, the down-arrow is so very appropriate.

The Triangle: The symbol has two triangles – let’s discuss the upper triangle first.  This triangle represents the bribe-chain (Like the food chain). Just as you pay a bribe to the traffic police constable, a chunk of it goes to the sub-inspector, who further pays a part of it to the senior inspector. Further the money goes to the police commissioner, who has to pass away a part of it to the home ministry. This rupee symbol correctly represents this chain of bribes.

The Inverted Triangle: This triangle represents all the money that has been stashed underground.

If you think this symbol is too complicated – it has huge benefits as well. You’ll soon find writing cheques so tiresome that you won’t spend money at all. Also, the babus at the nationalized banks would love it  – they can spend their whole morning session clearing just a handful of cheques, working at an even more leisurely pace. Kya karein “rupee” likhte likhte aadha ghanta lag jaata hai…

In all there can’t be a better symbol that captures “the historical and cultural ethos of the country”.

So, where’s my Rupee-small 250,000?

Posted by Manish on March 5, 2009 in In Deshwa

43 comments

1 Vin { 03.06.09 at 1:22 am }

This is so good Manish.
In fact, I thought you were serious till I saw the reason for black :-)
Btw, are you participating in the competition?

2 Anshu { 03.06.09 at 6:41 pm }

Mere bhai, you deserve all the stashed black money of this country for letting your fertile imagination run so wild. The explanation is better than the symbol. BTW what manure do you use for your brain?

3 Shobha { 03.06.09 at 9:53 pm }

Yes Manish, do tell what manure do you use?

BTW, Great going. :)

4 Manish { 03.06.09 at 11:20 pm }

@Vineet: No not participating, but the eventual winner would have a design with the devnagari “Ru” and a line across it. had it been design of Indian currency, I would have surely loved to participate – competing with all those designers in Pakistan and Nepal.

As for the manure – ghar ki kheti hai…

5 Nikin { 03.07.09 at 3:42 pm }

You really need a lots of applaud for your creativity.
Great Thought have emerged from you just in 15min.
I am sure you got good creativity.
Please use it in some optimistic way.
May your symbol change the way of Indian Minds.

6 Skywalker { 03.09.09 at 2:44 pm }

Your design is so artistic that it might get confused for an M.F. Hussain’s painting and sold at Otis auction at New York for a lot more than what the Indian Govt. is offering as the prize money.

It might even inspire a sequal to the movie ‘Cash’ called ‘Rupee’ which if produced and directed by a foreigner will end up like the Slumdog Millionair winning all the awards at the Oscars.

Youv’e done it man! Congratulations! Way to go international.

7 Akash { 03.19.09 at 1:19 pm }

You have designed Indian rupee symbol which is very complicated in written and understanding. It is not act like simple to write and read. Use example of other country symbol which has used in very simple manner which people can write and read easily.

8 AJAY { 03.29.09 at 12:00 pm }

I seriously feel,Indian govt shud appoint you as new RBI Governor.You ve tremendous idea of where all the money lies yet you can give this country a secular fabric thru your designs,at least GREAT JOB!!!!

9 krutika h { 04.02.09 at 10:47 am }

ur symbol is good so is ur explanation
but dont u think that this symbol is too complicated for daily use…
but no one can deny that u hav a creative brain
good job

10 Nikhil { 04.05.09 at 6:07 pm }

Good attempt but I would say a few things wouldnt be accepted:
1. the down arrow: the falling of the Rs is a temporary phenomenon specially if you believe the secular emerging markets long term growth story.
2. the black money: nobody would like to project such a negative internationally, agreed its the truth and we have to battle against it, but being lound about it internationally where reputation matters dont think would make this a selling argument.
3. The triangles: a lil complicated and both have negative connotations.
None the less, a good attempt.

11 neha { 04.09.09 at 2:59 pm }

hi manish initially i was wondering the way u explaining the symbol but till it finishes i was thinking that u really want this to be the symbol but whtever b the case u done a good job keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 monu { 04.20.09 at 2:04 pm }

you think designing as an artist’s job?
this is not a joke to express your stupid feelings about the matter. this is something serious that even a small child or an old person should be able to write/draw within two or three simple strokes yet have ‘the feel of india’. if all the people in india were artists, your work would have been accepted…

13 Prashant { 04.26.09 at 6:18 pm }

Its a CRAP, REDICULOUS DESIGN. People will spend hours on trying this symbol of yours.

Sombody suggested a ZERO with a slash on it in one of the websites. I liked that idea as ZERO was given by INDIA to the world.

14 Manish { 04.27.09 at 9:47 am }

@Prashant, after reading your comments, I realise that zero’s contribution has been immense to the country as well.

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16 Chetan Singh { 05.06.09 at 6:57 pm }

This is so good but in my think Its like we r blocked the Rupees in a box of triangle.so pls open to freely.

17 Satyajit { 05.16.09 at 9:44 am }

In the time it would take me to write the symbol I could have already written an entire cheque…

18 Ojasvi { 08.11.09 at 1:25 pm }

should be easy to replicate. looks like in an effort to satisfy the criteria for the competition you have completely lost the plot. will be quite a task to remember this symbol and use it.

19 Ojasvi { 08.11.09 at 1:28 pm }

this is my take :
Symbol for the Rupee

20 kaala ghoda { 12.28.09 at 4:23 pm }

WTF? The symbol looks like as if a horse has crapped all over the artboard

21 Abhay { 12.29.09 at 6:10 pm }

FTW! kuch b haan !

22 B. tiwari { 01.07.10 at 4:36 pm }

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/forex/Contest-to-finalise-Rupee-symbol-down-to-final-five/articleshow/5350545.cms
“I had written to the RBI in 2005 saying we should have a symbol for the rupee,” said Nondita Correa-Mehrotra , one of the finalists, more marvelling at the coincidence of it all than implying it may have influenced the government.

IT APPEARS THE BIODATA HAD PUTUP BEFORE JURI BUT IS SHOULD NOT BE DONE. THIS IS VERY BAD AND OBJECTIONAN.

23 annam { 01.08.10 at 11:38 am }
24 annam { 01.08.10 at 11:39 am }

यह सिंबल कैसा हो, इसके लिए सरकार ने बाकायदा एक प्रतियोगिता शुरू करके देशवासियों से रुपये के प्रतीक चिह्न के डिजाइन का आइडिया देने को कहा था। वित्त मंत्रालय के सूत्रों ने बताया कि बहुत से लोगों ने रुपये का प्रतीक चिह्न बनाकर भेजा। छंटनी के बाद 2455 लोगों के डिजाइन की पहली लिस्ट बनाई गई है। इस लिस्ट में से बेस्ट सिंबल छांटने के लिए एक जूरी बनाई गई है। इस जूरी में वित्त मंत्रालय, रिजर्व बैंक ऑफ इंडिया के अलावा प्रधानमंत्री की आर्थिक सलाहकार परिषद के सदस्य भी हैं। जूरी अंतिम पसंदीदा और दस योग्यतम प्रतीक चिह्न छांटेगा। इसके बाद उन पर बहस होगी। अगर जरूरत पड़ी तो सिंबल के डिजाइन में संशोधन भी किया जाएगा।

25 rakesh { 01.12.10 at 2:57 pm }

Information under RTI Act, 2005
Given by Shr Sushil Kumar, Under Secretary to the Govt. of India & CPIO—–F.No. 3/40/09-Cy Dated 7th January, 2010

Que. 1 Name, Professian & Home State of all the member of jury
Ans.
(i) Smt. Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, RBI, Mumbai-Chairman.
(ii) Shri K.V. Eapen, Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
(iii) Ms. T. Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi.
(iv) Smt. Aditi Mehta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi.
(v)Shri Anil Sinha, Chairperson, Integrated Desgin Services and Industry Programmes & Projects, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
(vi) Professor Hemant Nagdive, Director, JJ School of Arts, Mumbai.
(vii) Shri Bazil Shaikh, Chief General Manager, RBI, Mumbai.

Que. 2-How meny desins received in hindi/English & other languages out of eligible 2644 designs.

Ans -The Designs do not have any Language, it is the shape (Drawing) only.
Que. 3-How meny meetings when , where & each date of meeting, time taken for the meeting & average time of applicant design taken reg. Totat entries of evaluation ?

Ans. Meetings of Jury were held on 29/30 September, 2009 in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi and on 16th November, 2009 in Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi for evaluation of entries. The meetings on 29th and 30th September were from 10.00AM to 5.00PM and the meeting meeting on 16th November was from 2-00 PM to 5.00PM

Que. 4- Total received deigns and total of rejects deigns?
Ans. There are 3331 eligible entries out of which five final entries were selected by the jury.
Que. 7- The script of applicant which in Hindi language be translate in other language presents before jury.
Ans. Only symbol of the applicant was presented to the Jury for selection.
Que. 10- Explain briefly the rule (hindi-MANAK) of as widely accepting across the INDIA.
Ans. The criteria adopted by the Jury in selecting the symbol was that the symbol should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the Country and that the symbol has to be in the Indian National Language script or a visual representation. The second stage of selection focused on finer details such as whether the symbol
(i) is distinct;
(ii)can evoke a ready recall in India as well as internationally;
(iii) is not unduly cluttered, i.e. simplicity;
(iv) has strength of design;
(v) is easy to write and typecast; and
(vi) has integrity, unity of form and compact look
Que. 11-The Biodata of eligible design put-up before jury or Coding Procedure in applied?
Ans. Coding procedure was adopted.
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My e mail- rakkumsingh_2006@yahoo.co.in

26 rakesh { 01.13.10 at 12:52 pm }

dear all
Pl read correct departmebt jury member. (i am sory type mistake)
(iv)Smt Aditi mehta, Join Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts New Delhi.

27 RTI India { 01.28.10 at 1:48 am }

From the day one I am closely following this great Indian bureaucracy tamasha . By profession I am concept head and brand strategy planner… in my career I launched national as well international brands
What I noticed and learned is… failing of brand and not getting recognised in market as a brand ….
Not only depends upon how you marketed that brand….but also how much efforts your creative powerhouse taken to create that image…
So to create a successful brand identity the whole process of brainstorming and vibes of designers should be clear from all kind doubt and blames.
But its oposit here in designing of rupee symbol case, whole process came under doubts from the day one because of its very confusing and unclear guidelines.
And lately RTI filed by someone from design field which exposed other discrepancies in short listing process too. More than 800 shortlisted entries were never been published in public domain…. while declaring eligible number of shortlisted design entries.
So, finally I set with my advocate and drafted down below Open RTI application… which any one of you could file it..
It takes us 3 working days to understand what really going and finally drafted all our queries on paper.
We divided queries in 4 separate RTI’s because some time authorities rejected RTI application by saying you are asking too much information.
RTI is a best tool to fight bureaucracy and injustice …making an application under RTI and asking for specific information, the department has to furnish the information within 1 month. If the applicant is not happy or all the information asked for is not provided then an appeal lies to appellate authority designated in that department.
Later on this becomes the base for filing a suit in the court.
Let me make it very clear here guys we the Young and creative mind of India is not so dull to follow a mute justice!!
We are lucky to have one last chance, as a RTI ….to make some positive change for the betterment of our Currency symbol design and by participating in this exercise we can get our dignity back…
So guys file RTI Now…
Step By Step Guidelines – How to File RTI for “Symbol for Indian Rupee” Under RTI ACT 2005:
1. Download the editable RTI file from here – http://www.scribd.com/doc/25924085/RTI-Symbol-for-Indian-Rupee-Design which includes total 4 numbers of RTI’s by clicking above link.
2. Read full RTI application and fill all requested information from your end.
3. Now click on this given link http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Netscape/POs_UPSC.html#A.P.S which will take you to state wise Post offices locator on Indian Post office website.
4. Find nearest Post office and ask for 10RS/- Indian Postal order (IPO) in favor of Accounts officer, Appellate Authority Deptt. Of Economic Affairs, New Delhi .
5. Fill your IPO information in each RTI application and make photocopy of each IPO too.
6. Now make photocopy of all 4 final completely filled RTI application.(for your reference)
7. Post all 4 RTI applications with IPO in 4 different sealed envelope via POST OFFICE REGISTED POST/ Speed post ONLY.
8. To – Shri Surjit Singh., Director & Appellate Authority Deptt. Of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Room No. 68, North Block,New Delhi – 110001
9. Don’t forget to collect your all 4 postal proof of mailing
10. Now go to http://services.ptcmysore.gov.in/speednettracking/ and check your speed post delivery status online.
Note: Under RTI ACT 2005 no application will be entertained without paying 10Rs fee.
Have happy RTIing

28 dkmny { 02.03.10 at 4:41 pm }

Initially eligible entry number 1138 was hold by Mitlesh kothari according to 1st list created on 26 August, 2009 and uploaded on Ministry of Finance website but now according to latest updated list which was created on 15 sep. 2009 his name is deleted

29 rakesh kr singh { 02.15.10 at 3:29 pm }

प्रिय साथियों,
जय हिंद,
श्री सुशील कुमार, अवर सचिव भारत सरकार एवम सी.पी.आई.ओ. ने आर0टी0आई0 एक्ट २००५ के उन्तर्गत लेटर संख्या यफ.स. ३/४०/२००९-करेंसी दिनाक ०८ फरवरी, २०१० द्वारा निम्नानुसार सूचना दी गयी :-
प्रश्न १- फ़ाइनल ५ के प्रत्येक अभ्यर्थियों का जूरी के सम्मुख प्रजेंटेसन किन- किन तिथियो मे कहाँ-कहाँ हुआ तथा प्रत्येक अभ्यर्थी/टीम ग्रुप द्वारा अपने-अपने सिम्बल को प्रजेंट करने मे कितना-कितना समय का उपयोग किया गया.
उत्तर- फ़ाइनल ५ के अभ्यर्थियों का प्रजेंटेसन १५-12-२००९ को जूरी के सम्मुख हुआ. प्रत्येक अभ्यर्थी को प्रजेंटेसन के लिए (मोखिक रूप से) १०-१० मिनट का समय दिया गया है.
प्रश्न २- क्या प्रत्येक प्रजेंटेसन की वीडियोग्राफी करायी गयी.
उत्तर- नहीं.
प्रश्न 3- जूरी के सम्मुख कुल ३३३१ डिजाइनो को प्रस्तुत की गयी किन्तु मंत्रालय के वेबसाईट मे २६४४ के लिस्ट प्रकाशित की गयी. इसका क्या कारण है.
उत्तर- वेबसाईट मे केवल सभी शर्ते पूर्ण करने वाली प्राविस्थिया भेजने वाले अभ्यर्थियों के नाम दिए गए है. किसी-किसी अभ्यर्थी ने दो-दो डिजाइन भी दिए थे.
प्रश्न 4- जिन अभ्यर्थियों की डिजाइन अपूर्ण थी क्या उनको कतिपय सुधार हेतु सूचित किया गया. एसे अभ्यर्थियों की संख्या.
उत्तर- डिजाइन को पूर्ण करने के लिए या सुधार करने के लिए किसी को नहीं कहा गया.
प्रश्न 5- कितने डिजाइनर के मूल डिजाइन (बायोडाटा, स्क्रिप्ट व डिमांड ड्राफ्ट) उनको वापस किया गया तथा कितने ऐसे डिजाइनर है जिन्होंने त्रुटि को सुधार कर मंत्रालय को भेजा.
उत्तर- मूल डिजाइन (बायोडाटा, स्क्रिप्ट व डिमांड ड्राफ्ट सहित) जो कि निर्धारित अवधि मे प्राप्त हो गए थे, वापिस नहीं भेजे.
प्रश्न ६- क्या फ़ाइनल ५ के अभ्यर्थियों मे से किसी ने दो डिजाइन से अधिक डिजाइन प्रेषित की थी.
उत्तर- नहीं.
प्रश्न 7- वित्त मंत्रालय की वेबसाईट पर तीन किश्तों मे प्रकाशित २६४४ डिजाइनो के अतिरिक्त ६८७ डिजाइनो के सूची क्यों नहीं प्रकाशित की गयी.
उत्तर- २६४४ डिजाइन नहीं है, वह तो अभ्यर्थियों के नाम है.
प्रश्न ८- कुल अर्ह ३३३१ डिजाइनो के स्क्रिप्ट किन-किन भाषाओ मे प्राप्त हुई तथा उनकी भाषावार संख्या.
उत्तर- डिजाइन की कोई भाषा नहीं होती. स्क्रिप्ट हिंदी. अंगरेजी, तेलगू, मलयालम आदि भाषाओ मे प्राप्त हुई.
प्रश्न 9- शासनादेश/गाइडलाइन मे उल्लिखित “इंडियन नॅशनल लान्ग्वेग” उन्तर्गत वित्त मंत्रालय की नजर मे कौन-कौन सी भाषाए है.
उत्तर- संविधान द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त सभी भाषाए.
प्रश्न 10- भारतीय रूपये के सिम्बल हेतु क्या पूर्व मे किसी भारतीय या विदेशी नागरिक का प्रस्ताव, प्रार्थानपत्र या सुझाव आदि किसी स्तर से प्राप्त हुआ. यदि हाँ तो उसका विवरण.
उत्तर- श्रीमती नॉनदिता कोरिया, भारतीय नागरिक से सुझाव प्राप्त हुआ था.
प्रश्न 11- भारतीय रूपये के सिम्बल की आवश्यकता के पीछे मूल कारण की सूचना.
उत्तर- इस विभाग के विज्ञापन मे उल्लेख किया गया है.
प्रश्न १२- प्रत्येक डिजाइन के प्रजेंटेसन हेतु कितना समय निर्धारित किया गया था.
उत्तर- दस मिनट तथा जूरी द्वारा उठाए गए प्रश्नों के उत्तर का समय.
प्रश्न 13- जूरी ने केवल पाँच सिम्बल चयनित किये या उससे अधिक भी.
उत्तर- विज्ञापन के अनुसार जूरी को केवल पाँच प्रतीकों का चयन करना था.
प्रश्न १४- गाइडलाइन मे उल्लिखित “स्टैंडर्ड की बोर्ड” से क्या आशय है
उत्तर- computero मे लगा सामान्य की बोर्ड.
प्रश्न १५- अंतिम डिजाइन के चयन के पश्चात क्या शेष समस्त डिजाइनो का स्क्रिप्ट सहित प्रकाशन वेब साईट पर किया जायेगा.
उत्तर- नहीं.
प्रश्न 16- जूरी द्वारा पाँच प्रतिभागियों के चयन की संस्तुति किस तिथि को प्रेषित की गयी तथा वित्त मंत्रालय को किस तिथि को प्राप्त हुई.
उत्तर- १५-१२-२००९ को.
प्रश्न १७- क्या जूरी ने पाँच प्रतिभागियों मे से फायनल एक की भी संस्तुति की है.
उत्तर- अंतिम निर्णय विचाराधीन है.
प्रश्न १८- कुल अर्ह ३३३१ अभ्यर्थियों द्वारा डिमांड ड्राफ्ट द्वारा प्रेषित रुपया कितना है.
उत्तर- २६४४ योग्य अभ्यर्थियों के द्वारा भेजे गए ५००-५०० रुपए डिमांड के ड्राफ्ट जमा किये गए.
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30 rakesh kr singh { 02.22.10 at 12:57 pm }

(Reg. The Symbol for Indian rupee competition)
BFFORE THE FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY UNDER SECTION 19[1]
OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005
In the matter of:
APPEAL PREFERRED BY SHRI RAKESH KUMAR SINGH AGAINST THE ORDER DATED 7TH JANUARY 2010 OF CPIO, DEA.
ORDER

This appeal has been filed by Shri Rakesh kumar singh against the order dated 7.1.2020 of the CPIO of Department of Economic Affairs.

2. In his application dated 14-12-2009 addressed to the CPIO, the applicant had sought information on 14 points relating to the competition of symbol of Indian rupee. The CPIO furnished the information on 7-1-2010. The appellant is not satisfied with the information furnished on 3 points, i.e. Point No. 1, 4 & 13 and hence this appeal on these points.
3. Comments of CPIO have been invited. The points on which the appellant is not satisfied with the reply of the CPIO and the factual position is discussed in the succeeding paragraphs.
4. In point No.1 of his application, the applicant had asked in information about the name, profession and the home-state of the members of Jury appointed by the Government for finalisation of the design of Indian Rupee. The CPIO furnished the name/designation of the member of the jury along with the organization and place where the organization is located. The information relating to home-state of the member is not maintained and as such this information cannot be provided.
5. In point No.4, the applicant had asked information as to the number of total designs received and out of those how many have been rejected. The CPIO informed him that there were 3,331 eligible entries, out of which 5 Final entries were selected by the Jury. This should satisfy the query of the applicant.
6. In point No. 13, applicant had sought information about the date and mode of information to the contestants about the selection of 5 designs. The CPIO had informed him that final result is yet to be decided. In the comments, CPIO had intimated that the information to the selected contestants was sent on 25-11-2009 through letter. This information was also posted on the website of the Ministry in December 2009. This should satisfy the query of the applicant.
7. In view of above observations, the appeal is disposed off.
My name Rakesh Kr singh Mb. 09450456464

31 rakesh kr singh { 02.26.10 at 7:51 pm }

ImportentNews
प्रश्न ६- क्या फ़ाइनल ५ के अभ्यर्थियों मे से किसी ने दो डिजाइन से अधिक डिजाइन प्रेषित की थी.
उत्तर- नहीं.
My RTI Question no 6 given me dated 08-02-10 Answer N0.

(BUT NEW LATTER DATED 23Feb 2010 Given me ANSWER YES.) Guidelines for preparing entries: A participant can send a maximum of two entries.

32 rakesh kr singh { 02.26.10 at 7:52 pm }

नई दिल्ली। वित्त मंत्री प्रणव मुखर्जी ने शुक्रवार को लोकसभा में 2010-11 का केंद्रीय आम बजट पेश करते हुए कहा कि सरकार अगले वित्त वर्ष में भारतीय रुपये के लिए एक प्रतीक को औपचारिक रूप देना चाहती है।

उन्होंने कहा कि इसके साथ ही भारतीय रुपया भी अमेरिकी डालर, ब्रिटिश पौंड स्टर्लिग और यूरो एवं जापानी एन जैसे चुनिंदा मुद्रा क्लब में शामिल हो जाएगा।

इन देशों की मुद्राओं की अपनी स्पष्ट और विशिष्ट पहचान है। उन्होंने कहा कि रुपये का प्रतीक भारतीय लोकाचारों और संस्कृति को प्रतिबिंबित करने वाला होगा।

33 aakash { 02.27.10 at 10:05 am }

Is finance minister aware of all that is happening with the competition for symbol for rupee.In India
scams and corruption is order of a day. The way the answers are given shows that it was a well planned fixed competition. I feel ashamed to be an Indian.

34 daveid { 02.27.10 at 7:09 pm }

rupee symbol भारतीय लोकाचारों और संस्कृति को प्रतिबिंबित करने वाला ho na ho kintu ucch star per vayapt brastachar ko jarur jahir karega.

35 rohan { 03.04.10 at 1:49 am }

@daveid You 11o% right …..Trust me very soon people will know the whole truth as lot of people filed the RTI and now they are getting answer and officials are Sweating HARD .. :D

36 ojasvi { 05.18.10 at 9:04 pm }

Is this a joke? Some poor guy might take half the day writing that symbol of yours.

37 saveindianrupeesymbol.org { 06.26.10 at 9:48 pm }

RTI Activist had already exposed violation of guidelines and biased selection process in “Indian Rupee Symbol” design competition.

According to RTI Documents : http://www.saveindianrupeesymbol.org

1. No records are available with Finance Ministry which could indicated, how many total design entries Finance Ministry had received ?
2. Non-eligible candidate was shortlisted in top five finalists.
3. One finalist was in contact with Finance Ministry and RBI prior to competition.
4. Design concept or brief was not put in front of jury along with Indian Rupee symbol design.
5. No marks or grades were allotted to selected (2644) candidates design entries, in the process of shortlisting top five finalist design entries.
6. Jury had spends less than 20 seconds on each design entries to analyze it.
7. One jury member from Ministry of Culture was absent on the day of final presentation.
8. Three jury member were absent in two days long meeting dated 29th Sept. and 30th Sept. 2009
9. All seven jury member had never meet in this whole selection process.

38 Vikram Verma { 07.09.10 at 5:04 pm }

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Why symbol should be “R”
Why not it should be “i”
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Why symbol should be “R”
Why not it should be “i”

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39 SS { 07.15.10 at 8:36 pm }

Please explain how will millions of people write this symbol severl hundred times a day quickly and efficiently?… And just imagine trying to teach a kid in school.. he will have to probably reach college before the kid can perfect the symbol:).
Note to friends – great job being supportive of your friend, but please be realistic!

40 RAHUL FALDESAI { 07.20.10 at 4:22 pm }

Media first time has played a role of mute spectator in the symbol for rupee-competition which is nothing but a big fraud slapped on the face of nation by the organisers of the comp. Media in the past has gone into the bedrooms of people to expose them and bring infront of the world but this time around when the fraud played is crystal clear they have gone into shell.

41 anil { 08.02.10 at 5:35 pm }

http://www.visfot.com/index.php/newsnetwork/3721.html
परत-दर-परत उघड़ रही हैं रुपये के भ्रष्टाचार की परतें

42 Shrivastava Anil { 10.11.10 at 1:09 pm }

Selected symbol by Government is mix devnalgri and Roman script it is clear Violation of article 351 the constitution of india. 2nd violation-Guideline of indian rupee symbol compt. “The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language script or a visual representation.””

The article 351 constitution of india.
” Directive for development of the Hindi language It shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language, to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India and to secure its enrichment by assimilating without interfering with its genius, the forms, style and expressions used in Hindustani and in the other languages of India specified in the Eighth Schedule, and by drawing, wherever necessary or desirable, for its vocabulary, primarily on Sanskrit and secondarily on other languages PART XVIII EMERGENCY PROVISIONS”

Total 22 Languages of India at prjent time.
http://languages.iloveindia.com/

Why Cabinet approved and Why 7 jury member recmonded? Why silent languages exparts and Legal exparts???????????????????? Media?????? Oh I am sorry no TRP matter.

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