Centre set up committee to monitor ‘misleading’ advertisements
New Delhi: In a bid to monitor misleading advertisements, the central government has set up a committee. The Lok Sabha was informed today about the step being taken by centre.
The committee had been constituted on 21 February 2014 by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, according to the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.
The committee shall monitor misleading advertisement and unfair trade practises arising thereto and suggest steps accordingly, identify and recommend appropriate legislative measures and suggest on ongoing basis institutional measures for intervention in this regard.
To another question, Javadekar said that the total registered subscriber base of private DTH operators in India was 64.82 million as on 31 March, this year, according to the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
Replying to another question, the minister also said that Prasar Bharati has informed that Doordarshan stations have been set up in 135 backward districts of the country, while broadcasting centres of All India Radio have been set up in 92 of them.
With PTI inputs
In a bid to monitor misleading advertisements, the central government has set up a committee. The Lok Sabha was informed today about the step being taken by centre.