Parliament Panel Suggests Fine and jail for Celebrities of Misleading Ads

The Standing committee on Food And Consumers Affairs has tabled a report in Parliament on Consumer Protection Bill, with an aim to crack down on irresponsible endorsements. It has recommended strident provisions in the bill.

The committee  headed by Telugu Desam Party MP J C Divakar Reddy, plans to tackle misleading advertising and to fix liability of endorsers or celebrities. 

As per the recommendations, first time offender will be penalised with either a fine or Rs 10 lakh and imprisonment of two years or both. The fine for second offence will be Rs 50 lakh and imprisonment of 5 years or both. For subsequent offence, penalty should be increased proportionately based on the sales volumes.

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Consumer Affairs Minister – Ram Vilas Paswan

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Source – The Hindu

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