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SC to hear Maken's PIL on advertisements by Delhi Government

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Monday will hear a (PIL) filed by senor leader Maken, who has accused the (AAP) of violating the advertisement guidelines and sought action against the party.

Earlier on May 8, the High issued notices to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Centre on AAP's plea against an order that directed recovery of Rs. 97 crore from the for spending on advertisements.

The AAP, in its plea, asked the to quash the March 30 order issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity on the direction of the Lieutenant Governor.

The order came after a Centre-appointed three-member committee indicted the Kejriwal for "misusing" exchequer money on advertisements.

The three-member committee, headed by former Chief Commissioner B B Tandon, had been constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on the apex court's directions to address the issues relating to Content Regulation in Advertising.

Maken in his complaint to the Committee had accused in of splurging public money on advertisements.

The Committee on Content Regulation of Advertising (CCRGA) had forwarded its report to the Chief Secretary, of Delhi, for further necessary action.

The Committee had directed the to assess the expenditure incurred by it on certain categories of advertisements and get it reimbursed from the

Earlier, the CAG presented its report on social sector for the financial year 2015-16 in the Assembly, where it was highlighted that over Rs. 28 crore was spent on advertisements in areas outside of Delhi, which do not fall under the government's jurisdiction.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 03:24 IST
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