Non-eligible Candidate Won Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Non-eligible Candidate Won Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition

New Delhi : Indian Rupee symbol competition is won by non-eligible candidate. The sign, designed by an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) postgraduate D Udaya Kumar, was selected from among five shortlisted symbols before the cabinet, information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni said after the cabinet meeting.

But RTI had already exposed that he is Non-eligible candidate for Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition as he had violated the Indian Rupee Symbol Design competition guidelines .

According to guidelines one candidate could send maximum two design entries but he had submitted a total of four designs.

Second violation of guideline is the symbol itself, as it's not applicable to standard keyboard or Unicode enable.

Violations are not stopping here according to information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni "The new rupee symbol partially resembles the Devanagri ‘Ra’ and Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem coupled with two parallel lines – in line with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s vision for a symbol which reflects and captures Indian ethos and culture."

But using roman script/English alphabet in designing the New Indian rupee symbol is also a violation of guideline according to the guideline "The symbol had to be in the Indian National Language Script".

But according to National language Script English is not included in that list till this date.

All the above facts clearly show that his candidacy for the Indian rupee symbol competition has violated the guidelines which can be found here

Why did Finance Ministry put the guidelines in the first place when they would not follow it themselves or probably they were created only to be broken? This clearly showcases the biased attitude towards rest of the contestants who had participated in the Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition.

Other will say "It's Only Happen In India" but this time we will not let this happen.

Save Indian Rupee Symbol Team

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