Reliance Jio and Paytm have apologized for using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo in their advertisement without permission. Today Union Government informed Parliament about this.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs had sent notices to Jio and PayTm under the Emblems and Names Act of 1950 fir using PM Modi’s name and photo for commercial use.
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs said to Rajya Sabha,
“Clarifications were sought by the Department of Consumer Affairs from Paytm and Reliance Jio wherein they have apologised for their inadvertent mistake,”.
Reliance Jio and Paytm used PM Narendra Modi’s photo in their respective full page advertisements without permission.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to print medium to check-up the permission from competent authority before issuing any advertisement wherein the emblem and names specified under the Act are mentioned.
In September 2016, Reliance Jio had dedicated Reliance Jio 4G Service to PM Modi’s flagship Digital India project.
Jio published Full-page “Reliance Jio: Digital Life” advertisements with a photograph of the Prime Minister, dressed in a blue jacket, triggering a political controversy.
After PM Modi’s announcement for demonetisation on 8th November, Paytm published an advertisement welcoming the decision which boosted use of online transactions and e-wallets.
Meanwhile, Check out here Reliance Jio and Paytm’s advertise with PM Modi’s photo…
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