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Administration to keep strict vigil over Paid News & Advertisement Content during Assembly Elections: Vishesh Sarangal

Nawanshahr, December 20, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said that the district administration would keep close vigil over the paid news and advertisement content during the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Addressing the members of the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) here at district administrative complex, Deputy Commissioner said that Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued strict instructions to monitor the advertisements, publicity of candidates and paid news cases in print and electronic media besides channels owned by political parties and expenses on these advertisement would be included in the account of the candidates from the date of filing of nominations.

He said that for this, the administration has constituted this committee which would keep a strict vigil over the news content in news channels, newspapers and social media.

Mr Sarangal said that all the members must perform their duty diligently to check such news content.

The Deputy Commissioner said the committee would keep watch on poll-related news and features appearing in print and electronic media, social media during the poll process.

He said that the committee would be responsible for certification of advertisements, monitoring of news in print and electronic media and keeping records of election-related news of candidates in the fray.

He said that this committee would help monitor poll-related expenditure incurred by the candidates on print and electronic media.

He further said that the committee members would verify the advertising contents sought to be boradcast by the candidates or their supporters before releasing them to the electronic media.

Meanwhile, a training was held by administration led by SDM Nawanshahr Dr Baljinder Singh Dhillon for the members of MCMC.

Prominent among present on the occasion included District Public Relations Officer Ravi Inder Singh Makkar, Principal Surinder Agnihotri, Lecturer Parmod Bharti, Omkar Singh, Jasvir Singh, Harjinder Singh, Rajwinder Lakha, Om Parkash, Surinder Pal, Amritpal Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Sandeep Singh, Election Kanungos Palwinder Singh Daljit Singh and others.

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