$ for dollar, ¥ for yen…govt invites symbol for rupee !!!

People Check out this hot piece of news !!!

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.

All valid entries received by the deadline of April 15 will be evaluated by a jury of three members drawn from reputed art institutions and two representatives each from the government and Reserve Bank of India. Five entries will be shortlisted at which stage participants will be asked to make presentations to the jury. The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 250,000 while the shortlisted five participants will get Rs 25,000 each. The selected design will become a property of the government of India.

In my personal opinion, I don’t feel there is any necessity for this. Anyway, I just hope this change is going to get more value to India 🙂 . It was first Rs., then to match the International Standards it became INR, What NEXT ? 



Source : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/for-dollar-for-yen…govt-invites-symbol…/430077/

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  1. 1
    JayMayavati Says:

    I have a strong opinion that a Mayavati’s picture should be a sign for indian currency. After all she is a perfect example of how the majority of money is made in india. Jai Mayavati Devi 🙂

  2. 2
    crazycool5 Says:

    Yaya, why not ?
    I suggest that you make a entry before the deadline and you are the one who is going to get Rs. 2,50,000.

    But the tougher thing is, how are you going to get her symbol “standard keyboard” and in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation. 😛

  3. 3
    abhishek Says:

    According to me the symbol best suited for representing Rs. is #

    • 4
      crazycool5 Says:

      Nice Idea !!! 😀
      Put your proposal forward and hope for the best !! Best of luck dude !

  4. 5

    what does it mean by design !! when it is specified in the condition that

    “The symbol should be applicable to standard keyboard. The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation.”

    I am totally confused ……..!!!!!!!!it is the matter of CREATION OR SELECTION



  5. 6
    samradhi Says:

    even i cant understand this rule….please anyone clear this doubt

  6. 7
    alam Says:


    will u plz tell me how can i get the result or short listed participant’s list.

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