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PMO did not grant permission for Modi's photo for Reliance Jio ads

Rajyavardhan Rathore said DAVP releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not grant permission to use the picture of Prime Minister in print and electronic advertisements of Reliance Jio, Parliament was told on Thursday.

In a written reply in to a question by Samajwadi Party's Neeraj Shekhar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rathore also admitted that it was aware that used the Prime Minister's photographs in the advertisement.

"Yes sir, the government was aware," said Rathore, adding that no permission was granted by PMO.

He added that the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), a media unit of ministry, is the nodal agency for release of advertisement on the policies and programme of the government in various media vehicles, but "releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body".

As Shekhar sought to know about the actions taken against Jio, if permission was not taken in advance, Rathore replied that the necessary act, the Emblems and Names (prevention of improper use) Act 1950, is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.


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PMO did not grant permission for Modi's photo for Reliance Jio ads

Rajyavardhan Rathore said DAVP releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body

Rajyavardhan Rathore said DAVP releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not grant permission to use the picture of Prime Minister in print and electronic advertisements of Reliance Jio, Parliament was told on Thursday.

In a written reply in to a question by Samajwadi Party's Neeraj Shekhar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rathore also admitted that it was aware that used the Prime Minister's photographs in the advertisement.

"Yes sir, the government was aware," said Rathore, adding that no permission was granted by PMO.

He added that the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), a media unit of ministry, is the nodal agency for release of advertisement on the policies and programme of the government in various media vehicles, but "releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body".

As Shekhar sought to know about the actions taken against Jio, if permission was not taken in advance, Rathore replied that the necessary act, the Emblems and Names (prevention of improper use) Act 1950, is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.


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PMO did not grant permission for Modi's photo for Reliance Jio ads

Rajyavardhan Rathore said DAVP releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not grant permission to use the picture of Prime Minister in print and electronic advertisements of Reliance Jio, Parliament was told on Thursday.

In a written reply in to a question by Samajwadi Party's Neeraj Shekhar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rathore also admitted that it was aware that used the Prime Minister's photographs in the advertisement.

"Yes sir, the government was aware," said Rathore, adding that no permission was granted by PMO.

He added that the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), a media unit of ministry, is the nodal agency for release of advertisement on the policies and programme of the government in various media vehicles, but "releases government advertisements only and does not release advertisements of any private body".

As Shekhar sought to know about the actions taken against Jio, if permission was not taken in advance, Rathore replied that the necessary act, the Emblems and Names (prevention of improper use) Act 1950, is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.


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