Indian Rupee Symbol Design : Non-eligible Candidate In Top Five List

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition : Position Secured By Non-eligible Candidate In Top Five List

A non-eligible candidate IITian Udayakumar Dharmalingam was unfairly short listed as one of the top five finalists in the contest for the selection of the Indian Rupee Symbol.

New Delhi : According to RTI filed by the RTI activists around the country some really shocking facts have come to the forefront which are adequate to explain how transparent the whole selection of top five finalist for the "New Indian Rupee Sign" mammoth process was originally.

One of the top finalists Udayakumar Dharmalingam had submitted 4 symbol designs as his entries but according to Indian Rupee Symbol Design, competition guidelines strictly restricts his design entries at the time of screening.

This is because the number of entries by each entrant could have been at most 2. But his entries did clear the screen with ease and on top of that also got in top five finalists.

According to Mr. Rakesh “He had been informed by FM, CPIO on 8th February, 2010 that none of the top five finalists had submitted not more than two designs as their entries.

However, on 23rd February, 2010  taking a complete u-turn the CPIO informed me in written that answer to the question “Did more than two design entries were submitted by top five finalists? ” is Yes instead of the “No.” they gave for an answer previously.

Hence it means that those who submitted more than two design entries instead of being disqualified of their bid for the competition, their entries were not only short listed as a valid entry but one of them were also short listed in top five finalists too.

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This under all circumstances whatsoever is a violation of guidelines issued by the Finance Ministry. According to the guidelines the contender can send only two design entries and no more than that.

According to Mr. Rakesh reason behind this U-turn could be Mr. Bharat (1st February, 2010) and Mr. Anil Khatri (9th February, 2010) RTI's  as they had also asked the same question in their RTI as well. Mr. Anil Khatri and Mr. Bharat had filed the same RTI and in response to their question number 17 where they had asked:

Did top 5 finalists design entries follow all “Symbol for Indian Rupee” guidelines?

B) A participant can send a maximum of two entries.

Mr. Anil Khatri said "CPIO had informed us YES one participant had submitted more than 2 design entries.

However, The first received two entries were only considered.

When we asked please provide us the date wise receiving of design entries and name of the officers who did the screening of the design applications we were told that the “Finance Ministry doesn’t have any such records”.

The above is an evident lame excuse that no one would believe.

Even if that is the case why would have they created the guidelines in the very first place?

Death Nail to the coffin was pegged in the form of confession from the very participant that was published as a Deccan chronicle article .

Something that clearly told that he had submitted more than two designs and submitted them to the finance ministry even with out reading the guidelines carefully.

Non-eligible Candidate In "Indian Rupee Symbol" Design Competition

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