SC allows publishing photos of Chief Minister on government Ads

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Published on: 18 March 2016 11:04 AM GMT
SC allows publishing photos of Chief Minister on government Ads
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court , on Friday, lifted the ban on publishing pictures of Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, and Governors in government advertisements.

The Supreme Court modified its earlier order and allowed the publication of photographs. The order was passed by the bench comprising of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice PC Ghose.

Ban was imposed on May 13 last:

  • The apex court imposed the ban on publishing photographs of Chief Minister, Governor, Union Minister and State Minister on May 13, 2015.
  • Photographs of President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India were allowed to be published on the government advertisements.

Review petition was filed by five states:

  • A reviewpetition was filed by the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Assam.
  • The verdict will particularly help leaders of those states who are going to polls in near future.

What bench said?

"We review our judgment and allow the publication of pictures of Union Ministers of concerned departments, Chief Ministers, Governors and State Ministers of the concerned departments,” the bench said.

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