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Published by on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:41:00 AM

Competition for Designing Indian Currency Symbol

As we know all the major currencies of the world e.g. US Dollar, Pound Sterling, Yen and the Euro etc, have an Identification symbol for their currency as per their Government. The Government of India also proposes to have a symbol for the Indian rupee as International Currency Symbol to be selected through public competition. As we all Know that we are Using (Rs.) as our Currency Status, which is not symbol.

Accordingly, all Resident Indians (both Professional artists and Non-professionals) are hereby invited by Ministry of Finance of India to participate in a Competition for design of the ‘Symbol for Indian Rupee’.

As per the Ministry of Finance of India they are collecting a bank draft of Rs.500/- (Rupees five hundred only) in favor of the Pay & Accounts Officer, Department of Economic Affairs, New Delhi, drawn on a scheduled commercial bank/nationalized bank at New Delhi as registration fee, to the Under Secretary (Currency), Department of Economic Affairs, North Block, New Delhi – 110 001. Which is given on the site If you want to know more details you can follow the link to know more details about the competition.

How to send the Entries are described in the above link. I will write some brief points.

1. The symbol should be sent only on an A-4 size paper in black and white print.

2. A graphical construction of the symbol design in exact proportions in a bigger size, along with final design, Theme synopsis and concept is required to be submitted.

3. The symbol should represent the historical & cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country.

4. The size of the final design should not be smaller than 232 square cm (36 sq inches). It is to be submitted along with minimum TEN different proportionally smaller sizes up to 4 points font size of the text matter.

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

6. The symbol should be original work of the participant and must not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.

7. A participant can send a maximum of two entries.

8. The entry could be an individual project or a team project.

9. The entries received without the requisite fee shall be out rightly rejected.

Some other important points are:

1. The entries sent once shall not be returned.

2. The final selected symbol shall become the intellectual property of the Government of India and the designer shall not have any right over the same.

3. The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant and the Government of India shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.

So I am in the line in designing the Indian Currency Symbol. All Indian Readers are hereby invited by siaar to visit and know more about it.
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, a Computer Professional and a Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune., formerly known as, Poona University,. I like to write articles based on my personal experiences.