Rupee Symbol - Delhi High Court Refused To Entertain Writ Petition Against Rupee Symbol Selection Process

Monday, December 20, 2010

UPDATE: Delhi HC Allows RTI Activist To File PIL Against “Rupee Symbol Selection Process”

Delhi High Court refused to entertain Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh petition challenging selection process of  New Indian Rupee Symbol selection process .

RTI activist and one of the  participants Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh who had participated in national  level   " New Indian Rupee Symbol" design competition had  submitted a writ petition in the Delhi High Court,  against  government of India - Ministry of Finance Department of Economic affairs  notification dated 26th August, 2010 [Link].

As his and nine other RTI activists RTI's exposed the  violation of guidelines and biased selection process in New Rupee  Symbol design competition [link].In past some National daily newspapers had also reported in this matter  too [Link1]  [Link  2].

Hindustan Time had also reported that ‘Rs' symbol selection process challenged in High Court. According to article Rakesh Kumar claims the selection process was in utter violation of  the prescribed finance ministry guidelines of ‘public competition’.

He alleged that winner Uday Kumar had submitted four designs against  the maximum two allowed,and the chosen selection is just an imitation  of the symbols for the Yen and the Euro. “Participants were told the  symbol should be in the Indian national language script”.Source

Judgment Source : Delhi High Court

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