Indian Currency Finally Gets Its Very Own Sign!

Dear all

The Indian Government has finally presented to the public of India, the INDIAN RUPEE SIGN on 15 July 2010. A currency sign is a graphic symbol often used as a shorthand for a currency's name. And most currencies in the world have no specific symbol.

On 5 March 2009 the Indian Government announced a contest to create a symbol for the Indian rupee.During the Union Budget 2010 Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee mentioned that proposed symbol would reflect and capture the Indian ethos and culture. The symbol created by Indian Institutes of Technology alumnus D Udaya Kumar was selected as the official sign for the currency of India.

The new symbol is a blend of the Devanagari "र" and the Roman capital "R" without the stem. The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign which symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity.The Indian government will try to adopt the symbol within six months in the country and globally within 18 to 24 months. Prior to this, the most commonly used symbols for the rupee have been Rs., Re. or रू.

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We sign off on a proud note (after all, our country finally has a currency sign now!) ...

CRPF Public School

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jay hind
RTI Activist exposed : Mismanagement and violation of guidelines in “Indian Rupee Symbol” design competition.

According to RTI Documents :

1. Non-eligible candidate was shortlisted in top five finalists. As candidate had submitted four designs.
2. One finalist was in contact with PMO, Finance Ministry and RBI prior to competition.
3. Design concept or brief was not put in front of jury along with Indian Rupee symbol design.
4. No marks or grades were allotted to selected (2644) candidates design entries, in the process of shortlisting top five finalist design entries.
5. Jury had spends less than 20 seconds on each design entries to analyze it .
6. Three jury member (with Jury president Smt. Usha throat, Dy Governor RBI )were absent in two days long meeting dated 29th Sept. and 30th Sept. 2009.
7. One jury member from Ministry of Culture was absent all day. (with presentation day 15-12-10)
8. All seven jury member had never meet in this whole selection process in any given time.
9. No records are available with Finance Ministry which could indicated, how many total design entries Finance Ministry had received ?
10. Advertisement was only published in English language. It is violation of RAJBHASHA Act.
11. It is to mentioned that complaint Reg. Indian rupee symbol selection procedure received by the person (Dated 12 june, 2010) should be disposed before taking cabinet decision.

Guideline of INR symbol competition

But Selected Final symbol by jury and Government Roman Mix (Western Culture)
2- RTI (Rakesh Kr singh) expose matter not discus by cabinet. See Last Question by media.
3- Pl see video Smt. Ambika soni. Press Conference say..


…….But like all things big, the rupee symbol comes with a dose of MINT English News.

Little News,top-5-rupee-symbol.html

Emagine 18 News

TRIk in news
Danik Bhaskar
DNA news
'Flaws in selection of rupee symbol' news
Controversy surrounds new Indian Rupee symbol
Video news
Mostly economics Article
bharatchronicle news dated 19-07-10….
New Delhi: The new symbol for rupee has attracted controversy. Two unsuccessful
Ru pee symbol maker has DMK background Chennai,

'My son has brought glory to TN'
CHENNAI: Details of the replies to his some RTI application are posted on the website
1-Why Government is SILENT in this matter.