What is the symbol of Indian Rupee?

Some suggested Symbols for Indian RUPEE
Some suggested Symbols for Indian RUPEE

What is the symbol of Indian Rupee?

Some countries currencies have symbols like American Dollar-$, Briton pound-�, EU euro-�, Japan n-�.

For Indian rupee there is no symbol. Indian government started process to making a symbol for Indian currency rupee.

India planning To make strong place for rupee internationally. Part of this Indian govt invited designs for rupee from people in last march. Completing of due date April, 400 designs have received. RBI deputy governor Usha Thorat comity selected 5 designs from 400 designs. In January lastly one symbol will be selected. Financial minister and central cabinet also have to approve this symbol. So 3 months more time should be taken.

Interviews will b conducted in Delhi to candidates who designed last 5 designs. For the winner 2.5 lakhs cash prize will be presented. These last 5 designs 25 thousands will be presented for each one. Last five designs made from Jithesh Padmashali (Ad agency), Sharuk (Designing professional), D.Udhay kumar (IIT Student), Nanditha koreo Mehatha (Architect ) are from Mumbai, another 5th one from Kerala Teacher, Shobin. RBI feeling that rupee symbol should represents Indian culture and traditions, Indian brand value and comfort for standard computer keyboard.

The final selection of INR

Indian Rupee Symbol

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14 thoughts on “What is the symbol of Indian Rupee?”

  1. Shri Sushil Kumar, Under Secretary to the Govt. of India & CPIO vode latter no.F.No. 3/40/09-Cy Dated 7th January, 2010 had given me Information under RTI Act, 2005

    Que. 1 Name, Professian & Home State of all the member of jury
    (i) Smt. Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, RBI, Mumbai-Chairman.
    (ii) Shri K.V. Eapen, Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
    (iii) Ms. T. Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi.
    (iv) Smt. Aditi Mehta, Joint Secretary, Indira Gandhi national Center for Arts New Delhi.
    (v)Shri Anil Sinha, Chairperson, Integrated Desgin Services and Industry Programmes & Projects, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
    (vi) Professor Hemant Nagdive, Director, JJ School of Arts, Mumbai.
    (vii) Shri Bazil Shaikh, Chief General Manager, RBI, Mumbai.
    Que. 2-How meny desins received in hindi/English & other languages out of eligible 2644 designs.
    Ans -The Designs do not have any Language, it is the shape (Drawing) only.
    Que. 3-How meny meetings when , where & each date of meeting, time taken for the meeting & average time of applicant design taken reg. Totat entries of evaluation ?
    Ans. Meetings of Jury were held on 29/30 September, 2009 in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi and on 16th November, 2009 in Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi for evaluation of entries. The meetings on 29th and 30th September were from 10.00AM to 5.00PM and the meeting meeting on 16th November was from 2.00 PM to 5.00PM
    Que. 4- Total received deigns and total of rejects deigns?
    Ans. There are 3331 eligible entries out of which five final entries were selected by the jury.
    Que. 7- The script of applicant which in Hindi language be translate in other language presents before jury.
    Ans. Only symbol of the applicant was presented to the Jury for selection.
    Que. 10- Explain briefly the rule (hindi-MANAK) of as widely accepting across the INDIA.
    Ans. The criteria adopted by the Jury in selecting the symbol was that the symbol should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the Country and that the symbol has to be in the Indian National Language script or a visual representation. The second stage of selection focused on finer details such as whether the symbol
    (i) is distinct;
    (ii)can evoke a ready recall in India as well as internationally;
    (iii) is not unduly cluttered, i.e. simplicity;
    (iv) has strength of design;
    (v) is easy to write and typecast; and
    (vi) has integrity, unity of form and compact look
    Que. 11-The Biodata of eligible design put-up before jury or Coding Procedure in applied?
    Ans. Coding procedure was adopted.

  2. n one thing,i hv dwnldd the font n its workin….really awsm…we hv our own symbol..i think all Indians shud b proud of this…..

  3. india has 18 ruling language but india government selected a symbol which is written in hindi word…………nehru told that all indians will be here after connected with a language english but they accepted the hindi symbol…..whether they are thinking other languages peoples are a fools?…………..tharun kumar is a tamil man he also submitted a hindi word………..iam not a tamil man…….but iam not satisfied with the symbol ……..plzzzzzz indian government should change the new symbol……………

  4. RTI Activists had already “Exposed Violation of Guidelines in “Indian Rupee Symbol” Design Competition.”

    Even the winner symbol violated the guidelines …

    RTI (Right To Information) 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 www. saveindianrupeesymbol.org/2010/06/indian-rupee-symbol-guidelines.html

    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 3000 + contestants who had participated in the Indian Rupee Symbol Design Competition.

    About symbol “reflects and captures Indian ethos and culture”.

    On the final day of presentation of top five finalists one jury member from the ministry of culture was not present. It is also known that she had been irresponsible skipped two, meetings previously in same regard.

    Yesterday “Thestateman ” had reported the political connection of winner of Indian rupee symbol designer…

    Rupee symbol maker has DMK background

    www. thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=334878&catid=36&Itemid=66

    I don’t have any bad feeling for the winner but its a political scam and Indian design talent hit by corrupt politics…

    Media for the first time in the history of India has gone into a mysterious silence over the fraud played by the organisers of symbol for rupee competition .
    In the past the same media specially electronic media has entered the bedrooms of the people to expose them and bring infront of the world and played the news 24×7 and this time when the things are crystal clear before them they have gone into the shell.

  5. SIR,
    I THANKFULL MR D.Udhay kumar (IIT Student), Nanditha koreo Mehatha (Architect


  6. this symbot is not at all impressive.. very sad part is that there r so many impressive symbols in Indian culture/history that could be taken as models to design a new symbol for our indian currency instead of just mimicking the lines in us dollar or euro..

  7. First of all i agree with all comments for the symbol of indian rupree, and i heartly thanks(IIT Student)

  8. Wow…… guys we should cheer up with our new Rupees symbol and i want to thank RBI deputy governor Usha Thorat that she had made us proud to be an INDIAN.


    Manish Thapa
    Shillong (Meghalaya).

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