SC Allows Pictures of governors, chief ministers and minister in govt advertisements


Supreme Court allowed now use of pictures of Chief Ministers, Governors and Cabinet ministers in the government’s media advertisements.
The SC had earlier ruled that the advertisements could only have pictures of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India. The earlier order was aimed at removing the association between government policy and politicians.

Chief Ministers and Ministers both at Centre and states had become “nameless and faceless” in government advertisements after the apex court had in May last year held that only photos of three functionaries–President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice–would be published in advertisements.

Extra info:

  • The Centre in its petition argued that it is for the government to decide whose photographs should be published and what the content of advertisements should be.
  • In its 2015 order, as per the Supreme Court that publishing photographs of politicians and associating them with government policy and achievements, could lead to the development of a personality cult and that would be the antithesis of democratic functioning.
  • There are 24 High Courts at the state and union territory level of India
So lets do:
  • ho is the Chief justice of India?
  • How many high court in India?

Source – The Hindu

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