Voting For Currency Symbol: Rupee Going To Have A New Look

Government of India has started a new campaign for designing a symbol for Indian Rupee. Just like US dollar ($) or Pound (£), the symbol would reflect the Indian Economic Growth presence in global market.

The symbol should be as simple as Rs. because Common Man of India (Aam Aadmi) is not a designer and he can’t design the symbol whenever writing an amount in Indian Currency. Some of the presented designs are as below,

indian rupee  Government has also announced that the designer who will provide the best suitable design for Indian Currency will be awarded with 250 Thousand INR (2.5 Lakhs Rupee). You can vote for the best suitable currency on Times Of India website where they have collected some samples from visitors.

Go ahead and be a part of history making in India.    

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  • ah!! finally!! It’s high time we have a proper symbol but none of them above is good enough 🙁

  • rakesh

    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
    (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, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 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.

  • Thanks Rakesh for sharing this awesome update. I really appreciate that.

  • Rajesh

    This is the Rupee symbol i submitted..

    Its easy to write as well as represent the HIndi Charecter R and English Character R, also give a distinctive feel of our traditional devnagiri lipi..


  • hi,rajesh, your concept is good, but, any one can easy write our symbol, like a dollar or pound,.. i think if u work more, can find good one… keep it up…

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

    According to RTI Documents :

    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.