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No to politicians photo in government advertisements: SC

The Supreme Court of India laid down guidelines on content regulation of government advertising and restrained the Governments from using public funds on advertisements which are primarily intended to project individual functionaries of the Government or a political party. The … Continue reading

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Public Authority not to provide information already made available: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that under the Right to Information Act (“Act”) neither can information already made available by the public authority on its own in discharge of obligations be requested under the Act nor is the public authority … Continue reading

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Contribution to Political Parties per Companies Act: Govt

Contributions to political parties are governed by Section 182 of the Companies Act, 2013. A company that is not a Government company and which is in existence for at least last three financial years may contribute up to 7.5% of … Continue reading

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SC forms Committee for guidelines on Govt advertisement policy

In an attempt to distinguish between the advertisements that are part of Government messaging and daily business and advertisements that are politically motivated, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India constituted a Committee consisting of three members to … Continue reading

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Political parties are ‘public authorities’: CIC

Central Information Commssion (“CIC”) held that political parties are ‘public authorities’ under the Righ to Information Act (“Act”), thus under an obligation to disclose the source of their income. CIC reasoned that the political parties are indirectly ‘substantially financed’ by … Continue reading

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Majority ruling uphelds EC decision denying reservation of a symbol by a political party for “insignificant poll performance” valid; minority held otherwise: SC

A minority decision of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 (Symbols Order), insofar as it denies the reservation of a symbol for the exclusive allotment of the candidates set up by … Continue reading

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