Very soon Indian Rupee will get a new symbol

Previously, if you remember, somewhere around  in April 09, we have blogged about  a contest “ Suggest a Symbol for the rupee “ announced by the Indian Government inviting creative designs from Indian residents to represent the rupee in a simple form.

Five designs were short-listed from over 25,000 applications received from across the country. The short-listed candidates made a presentation on the design in December and the winning design is set to create history in March.

Following are the 5 people who are shortlisted in the contest

  • Nondita Correa-Mehrotra, Architect
  • D Udaya Kumar, PhD student, IDC, IIT-Bombay
  • Shahrukh J Irani, creative director, Publicis Ambience
  • Shibin KK, Teacher
  • Hitesh Padmashali, Creative Director, JWT

Via:  Rediff Business

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  • rakesh

    Shri Sushil Kumar, Under Secretary to the Govt. of India & CPIO vide latter no.F.No. 3/40/09-Cy Dated 7th January, 2010 had given me Information under RTI Act, 2005

    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, Indira Gandhi national Center 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.

  • rakesh

    (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

  • annam

    Hindustan Times reported about “Indian Rupee Design Scam”

    Hindustan Times Hindi- Lucknow 18 March

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    Hindustan Times Hindi- Lucknow 19 March

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    Great Job Guys….

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