Short-listed entries for Indian Rupee symbol – Final to be decided

by Amandeep Singh

in News

Long time ago in August 2009, we had informed you that Indian government has decided to have a symbol for Indian Rupee. In this regards, Indian government invited designs from the Indian public which had to be judged for the final choice.

The good news is that 5 symbols have been shortlisted and one among them will be destined to become the Indian Rupee symbol, just like we have for US dollar($), Euro(€) and British Pound( £).

On the contrary, a somewhat bad news is that since, it is the Indian government who would decide the fate of the rupee symbol, it may not happen pretty soon. I wish if they could have conducted some online poll or voting, it should have proved more interactive and thoughtful for the Indian Audience to decide the final Symbol of Rupee.


“In the ensuing year, we intend to formalise a symbol for the Indian rupee, which reflects and captures the Indian ethos and culture.” Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said while tabling the Union Budget 2010-11 in the Parliament, after the decision was taken in 2009.

Above are the final 5 short-listed symbols, one out of which will be the final symbol anytime soon for the currency of the fastest growing economy, INDIA.

Which one of these 5 do you like the most and why? Don’t you think that conducting a final voting from the citizens of India could have been a better idea to decide the final winner? Do share your views in the comment section below.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Financial Planning July 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Yeah Conduction a poll should have been a better option. Because its going to represent Indian community and conducting a poll would have been a much better idea, in order to finalize the INR symbol.
Seriously I don’t like any of these logo’s, I was expecting a logo which should have a symbol from Hindi language as its the national language, but as you are saying that these logo’s have been shortlisted, I like the third one. It’s my personal view.
Thanks for sharing these logos here.


Amandeep Singh July 16, 2010 at 2:15 am

Thanks for your valuable comments 🙂

Yes, that is what Mr Pranab Mukherjee also wanted and it is really great to have a ethnic design showcasing the indian culture and community… 🙂

Anyways, the final entry has been announced today .. you may read more about it here …


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