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ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA


NIRVACHAN SADAN,
ASHOIG ROAD, NEW DELHI-1 ,IOOO1

No. 437/6lll20r6-CCS

Dated: 26th December, 2016

To

t.

The Cabinet Secretary,


Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi.

2.

The Chief Secretaries to the Government of


(il Goa, panaji.

:_

(ii)

Manipur,lmphal.
(iii) punjab, Chandigarh.
[iv) Uttar pradesh, Lucknow.
(v) Uttarakhand, Dehradun.

3.

The Chief Electoral Officers of


(i) Goa, panaji.

(ii)

:_

Manipur,lmphal.

(iii) punjab, Chandigarh. i


[iv) Uttar pradesh, Lucknow.
(v) Uttarakhand,Dehradun.
subiect: Immediate action to be taken for enforcement
of Model code of conduct after
announcement of General Elections to the Legislative
Assemblies of Goa,
Manipur, punjab, uttar pradesh and uttarakhand
-"."g""di"g.
Sir/Madam,

I am directed to state that the operation of 'MODEL coDE


oF

CONDUCT' comes into


effect with the announcement of elections by the
commission. In view of the impending general
elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, punjab,
uttar pradesh and uttarakhand,
the commission has given following directions for
effective enforcement of provisions of MCC: 1' Defacement of property - ECI instructions contained in letters,
No. 437/6/INST/20L5-

dated 29th December, 2015; No. 437/6/INST/2012_CC&BE


dated Lgth Janua ry, Z0IZ
and No' 3/7/2008/|S-ll dated 7th october,2008, provide
for prevention of defacement of
property' The commission has directed to ensure strict
compliance of its instructions and
to take time bound action as prescribed below CCS,

CltrrcB\.! iDa4lAWCCtNftol6WCC

In

NEw.&cx - CoDy.d@s

(a) Defacement
of Gov

ffi H: T r

,:";:

;T H." h T:,:;: ::ffi ,T;::?,.

cutout/ hoardings, ,#'"ll-;;r"i"',::,':'pers


within 24 hoursfrom

;Jil,;

or defacement in anv
other form,
propertv sha,

be removed
announcem.r:r:ffi;:nt
(b)Defacement of pubtic
property rr, _r":,:."ir":,.:,.,=
of public space- AII
political advertisemen!
unauthorized
in the form or,,,"t""
writing/posters/papers

the

in any other form, cutout/hoardings,


orr:"
public space like
Railway
Stations,

Govt' Buses' Electric/Telephone

rrr

or defacement

*J,,'ffi:?JJ"yli:il:;Tffil;

Poles, Municipar/rocar
bodies, buirdings
removed within 48
etc., shail be
hoursfrom the announcement
of erections by the
(c) Defacement
commission.
of private

property-

2'

A,

unauthorized

poriticar advertisement
displayed at private
property and subject
to locar law and
court,s directions,
sha' be removed within
if any,
72 hoursfrom the qr,ruulrcclrent
announcemenl of
Commission.
elections by the

Misuse

of officiar

vehicre- The ECI's


consoridated instructions
No'464lrNsr/2014/Eps,
contained
dated

l,th.Aprir

20L4,;:: ::"'.T::is

:HH::::::":"T;:';*.,,,vehicreo,,,,*,#;: jiJJ.":H
rerated ornciar duty)
ror

in

retter

j:j:I*

campa#:::1.ff:::_:::i::
rng or

any erection
:."",rming
election
elections (subiect
rel,ated travel during
to certain exception
mentioned therein).
vehicle' means and
the expression 'official
shail incrude, any vehicre
used or
or;"H::?^.'nu
capable of being
of transport, whether
used for the purpose
propeled a;;":,^:":t
":,:;
r o rri es,
*,r,,,,11*

J'Hl

HH,] iT#,;T T::Jl*:,

::l

Government' state
::...:;
Government/UT Administrations,
pubric undertakings
Government,
of centrar/state
foint sector undertakings
of
centrar/state
Governmel
Municipar corporations,
Locar bodies,
Marketing Boards,
cooperative

;TT:';:::::]J
announcement of the
Advertisement at the
437/6/1/2014-cc&BE'

Clu3ssrcc iDe!&leWCCINST2ot6WCC

tid New.6cx -Copv.dd\

societ,., o.

ffi il1ffi# :*j'::L:::


,r
---r'q.eG

,,"ry other body in


**s,:d rhe cEos,DEos

ELI tnstructions

elections.

cost of public exchequer


dated 5th March' 2014

uri&h24 hrs of the

Ecr instructions
contained in retters,
No.
provides that
at the cost of pubric
exchequer

in the newspapers and other media and the


misuse of official mass media during the

election period for partisan coverage of political


news and publicity regarding achievements
with a view to furthering the prospects of the party
in power shall be scrupulously avoided.

No advertisements shall be issued

in

electronic

and print media highlighting the


achievements of the Govt' at the cost of public
exchequer. If any advertisement has already
been released for telecast/broadcast or publication
in the print media, it must be ensured
that the telecast/broadcast of such ads on
electronic media is stopped forthwith
and that no
such ad is published in any newspapers,
magazines, etc., i.e. in print media, from
the date of
announcement and it should be immediately
withdrawn. The cEos/DEos

has to take
immediate action to remove/stop any advertisemen!
in the print/electronic media,
showing the achievements of the Government
soon after the announcement of

elections.

4.

Photograph of political functionary at


official website- ECI instruction contained
in
letters No' 437 /6/INST/2014-cc&BE dated
20th March , zLL4provides that all
references of
Ministers' Politicians or Political Parties
available on central/State Government,s
official

website,shallberemoved.TheCEoshavetotakei@toremove/hidethe
photographs of any political functionary
from official websites of state department.
5.

Development/construction related activities


- within
elections, the cEo/DEo shall obtain
the following list of

zz

hours of announcement of

worlgfor reference in case of

validating any complaint on violation of


MCC:
[i) List of work which has arready been started on ground.
(ii) List of fresh work which has not started on ground.

Activities for Expenditure Monitoring and


enforcement of MCC - Flying squad, FS!

video team' intensive checking for Iiquor/cash/contra


banned drugs, flying squads of excise

departmenttocheckillicittraffickingofDrug/narcoticstobeWafter
announcement.
7.

complaint Monitoring system

- The poll going states shall have a complaint redressal


mechanism based on website and call
center. The toll free number of call
center is 1950.
complaints can be registered by making
calls to the toll free call center numbers
or on the
web site' complainants will also be informed
of the action taken by sMS and by the call
center' complainants can also see the details
of the action taken on their complaints.
This

CiUsgB\.c iDclktqWCCINST2Ot6WCC

In( Nqxacx - Copr:6x

system should be operationol within 24 hours of the announcement. All complaint should

be dealt with promptly and properly. The 24X7 Control Room at the district level must be

activated and sufficient deployment of manpower and other logistics be ensured in


particular, round the clock personnel should be deployed in the Control Room and their
duty roaster must be issued to avoid any evasion or confusion.

IT Applications
o

9.

- All IT applications including

official Website and Social Media shall be

er ational w ith the announ cement.

Dissemination of information for Awareness of Voters and political parties. Publicity


of major election activity would be given through CEO/DEO/R0. For this purpose, all
necessary information shall be disseminated through radio, tv, cinema. Government channel

to display voter education material.


10.

Active cooperation from Educational Institution and Civil Societies- Cooperation can be
sought from educational Institution and civil societies for giving wide publicity to the
election related information to the general public and other stakeholders'

lL.

Media Centre- Effort should be made for awareness among the voters, political parties and

other stakeholder through media center about election system including use of
EVM/WPAT.

t2.

MCMC/DEMC- ECI instruction contained in letters No. 491/MCMC/Tl[4/Communication


dated 24th March ,2014 provides that all registered political parties will approach the Media

Certification and Monitoring Committees [MCMCs) at District and State level, as the case
may be, for pre-certification of their political advertisements proposed to be issued on

electronic media. The Commission has directed

to

ensure strict compliance

of

its

instructions contained in above said letter.


13. Control Room

- The 24x7 Control room at district level must be activated

immediately and sufficient deployment of manpower and other logistics be ensured


by the DEO/CEO. A Control Room with Complaint Monitoring Centre would also be set
up at ECI Secretariat during the entire election process.
Yours faithfully,

AVA)
SENIOR PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

ETECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA


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K. AJAYA KUMAR
PRINCIPAT SECRETARY
No. a37

/6/ INST/201s-CCS

Dated: 29th December, 2015.

I'o

rg

1.

The Cabinet Secretary,


Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi.

2.

'fhe Chief Secretaries of


All the States and [Jnion 'l'erritories.

3.

l'he ChietElectoral Officers of


All the States and [Jnion Territories.

Subiect:

Banning use of building/civil structures owned by public Sector

Ut:clertakings(PSUs) for political advertisernent during perioil of Mo4el


Cocle gf
Couduct - regarding.
:tjttf$llli,.,:l,lN.
:,

Sir/Madanr,
I anr directed to invit,l a re[et'ence to the Comrnission's circular leiter No.3l7/Zt)O[J-lSII, dated 7th October, 2008, v,'herein it has, intel alia, clirccted that there shall be
n, clispl;ry of
election posters, hoardings, banners, etc., in any Government premises or civil
stnrcturcs. It
has cotne to the notic:e of the Commissir-,n that political parties h;rve been rlispl;rying/pasti,g

tlteir posters, i)anners, etc., at the builcting.s/civil structures and/or premrses owned by
Govt. ancl Public Sector Untlertahings (l']SUs) c.luring clection periocls as

campaign. It is clarified that buildings and premises of


Govi. premises

PSLIs

rhe

part of their election

shall also be treated ar par wirh

for the purpose of displaying political ads during elec[ion period.

T6e
Commission has directed that nn political advertisements shall be clisplayed/pasted
at lhe
buildings/civii strucl"ures owtred by Public Sector LJnclertakings (pSUs) or in their premises

during the period Model Code of Concluct is in Ibrce.


Itt case there is no specific prcrvision in lhe llv-laws of PSUs or in their agrcernents with
the adve'rtisenteltt agencies to whom they let out space for advertise.rnept fbr prohibiting
clisplay of political ac.lvertisemertt, PSUs nray be instructed to adci a para in t5eir comrnercial

agreements

with corrmercial agencies/companies whilc prorziding space on lease to

the

advertisement agency for placing commercial advertisgments that 'No political aclvertisement
shall be disptayed/pasted

at the spoce provided on

lease

lbr commercial advertisementt

airports, railway stations, Inter State/Lacal Bus Stands, Govt. transportation post

like

offices,

Government hospitals/dispensaries etc. (except on main highways, main roacls etc,) during the

periodofModelCodeofConcluct. Ifthereisanypoliticaladvertisententintheprovidedspace,the
same shall be removed immediately on enforcement of the Model Code of Condqct."

It is requested that appropriate instructions be issued to all concerned to ensure that


the above directions are complied with and to ensure that instances of display of political
advertisements in any form do not occur in the premises of PSUs in any election in future,

Yours faitlifully,

tr. nladxlurrlnnt
I
i'

rl

il

1:;'::;

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF IIVDIA


Nir"u.hu.

sodun,

ku l{ou.i,

-- L{_$I&!1?-cc&BE
NegEZ!

Not, Delhi_110001
D.rted: 18th lanuar),, 20L?

T r-t

1;

fhe Cabrnet Secrerarv


Clabinet Secretanat
Flashtrapatr Ilhavran, New Delhi.

2'1
3)

The Chref Secretaries oi


AII Srates and Unron Territories
The Chief Eiectorai Cfficers of
All States ancl Union Terrrtories

Subiecr: Prevention of clefacement of proper$


and other campaigrr related items _
revised instructions - regarding,
SrrlMactam,

i arn directeci t0 state that on the announcemenr of


the General Elections to the
Legrsiative Assembries of the states cif Gr:a.
M;rnipur, punjab, Uttar pradesh and
urtarak.a,ii, rhe provisrons oi ivlodc] Cocle of Conciuct
ha'e came rnt. force r,,, e.r

24h L)ece,rber' 2011' The Commission has


decicied to rerterate its instructions
rcsuec
vtde rts letter no' 3/7 /2008/]s-II dated 7tr'
october , 2a0B (copy encl.sed) contarned
rrr
Para 5 under the heading'DEFACEMENT
oF PRIVATE PLACES" as unrler:(di
sub-Para
"subject to any reshictions under any local law
or any court orders in
force, the politicar parties, candidates, their
ug.rrtr, *orr."r,
up banners, buntings, flags, cut-outs,, on their property, "rra supporters may put
provided the,v <io so on
-;ressure
their own volition, voluntar,y

u"*
from any par*,
or person, and provided.*r-rho:rt'a;).
further that'these do not .ulr* any
inconvenience in any manner to
organizatron

anyone else. If such display of banners.


frags erc.
aims to solicit vote for any particulai candidate,
then the provisions of section 17LH
of IPC would be attracted ind would have
to u" rorro*t. section 171H of the
IpC
stipulates thai whoever without the general
or special authoriry- in writing of a
candidates incurs or authorizes expenses
on account of the horc{ing of an1, pubric
meeting or upon any acrvertisement, circurar
nr puuri.ution, or in an! other wav
r,snu*(*c

L,ed

bd\s

r((u.ris..

M!.!.k!-

,3.

t
whatsoever

for tl

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;::3,,5;5ii:ili,j-,ffi |t;"T;i,%'{1"Ti.""i,;.ff
.'J;

i'ililf

am o u n t or t e n ."
r3; XiJ,',i':
,ffi
which s,ch
were inc,rred tr.e app.ouri
"*penses
ir'*riring
'*itt, of the candidate, he
to have incu*ecr ,,,.h ^"*p"r,r.,
:XXra::.3eemed
rrre aurhority of the

i,Xrm;lff .* :#r, m *I

Yours faitfuuiiv

(r(N. BHAR)
SECRETARY

AH&.rh

r(**bd!bftt*

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ELECTION COMMISISON OF INDIA


Nin'achan Sadan. Aslroka Road- Ner'r

Delhi-ll00t)l

Dated: 71r'October. 2008

No. 3i7l2008/JS-ll
To

l.

The Secretan'to the


Government of lndia
Ministn' of Honte Affairs
New Delhi- I 10001
.

The Chief Secretaries of


All States and Union Territories.

3.

The Chief Electoral Officers of


All States and Union Territories.

Sub:

instructions- reqardinE.
Sir.

I am directed to invite

a reference to the Commission's

letterNo. 31712007lJS-II, dated

of properry in connection with election


l6th October.2OOT,regarding prevention of defacement
campaign.

2.

ln the

past, the Commission has suggested the enactment

of

special laws by state

of properties eff-ectivel1'' Some states have enacted


properfy, while the other states have
special legislations to govern and regulate defacement of

governments for dealing with defacement

etc. or have no legislation at


legislation that either only cover specific areas. like municipalities
in this respect based on
A tabular statement on respective positions obtaining in the states

all.

the scrredule appended to this


the information avairabre in the commission is encrosed in
the country is not available'
circular (marked as Annexure-l). Since a uniform law throughout
the forthcoming general
what is enforceable differs from state to state. Keeping in view
to lay dou'n' for smooth
election to the Lok Sabha due in 2009. it has become necessary
who have
of campaign during elections and for clear understanding of all authorities
conduct

of the observers who are


the responsibilitl, for the implementation at the field level as also
a comprehensive set of
deputed to oversee the elections in different states/constituencies.
guidelines rvith respect to defacenrent of propertl

'

ts

3.

After considering all aspects of the matter in depth. the Commission has.

in

to the follou'ed
supersession of the earlier instructions. laid dorvn the follor.r'ing directions,
period:
bl,political parties. candidates. individuals and organizations etc. during the election
DEFACEMENT OF PUBLIC PLACES
No wall writing. pasting of posters/papers or defacement in any other form, or
on an)'
erecting/displaying of cutouts, hoardings, banners flags etc' shall be permitted

4.

(a)

Government premise (including

civil

structures

therein). For this purpose a

Government

is situated.
premise would include an1,,Govt. office and the campus wherein the office building

(b)

If the local law expressly permits or provides for writing of

slogans, displaying

public
posters, etc., or erecting cut-outs, hoardings, banners, political advertisement, etc-, in any

pkcg, (as against a Govt. premise) on payment or otherwise, this may be allowed strictly in
if any on this
accordance with the relevant provisions of the law and subject to Court orders,
should be ensured that any such place is not dominated/monopolized by any
particular party(ies) or candidate(s). All parties and candidates should be provided equal

subject.

It

opportuniry" in this regard.

If there is a specifically earmarked place provided for displaying advertisements


in a public place, e.g. bill boards. hoardings etc. and if such space is already let out to anl
agency for further atlocation to individual clients, the District Election Officer through the
(

c)

get
municipalauthoritv concerned, if an1,, should ensure that allpoliticalparties and candidates
equitable opportunity to have access to such advertisement space for election related

advertisements during the election period.

DEFACEMENT OF PRIVATE PLACES

5. (a) In the States where there is no local law on the sub.iect, and subject to the restrictions
under the law where there is a law, temporary and easily removable advertisement materials,
such as flags and banners may be put up in private premises with the voluntary permission
the occupant. The permission should be an act of free

will

of

and not extracted by any pressure or

threat. Such banner or flag should not create any' nuisance to others. Photo-cop1' of
voluntarl. pcrmission in u,riting obtaincd in this connection should be submitted to

the
the

lg.

Returning Officer u,ithin 3

da1,s

of putting up the flags and banners in such cases in the manner

prescribed in sub-para(c) belou.

(b)

If the local law

does not expressll' permit u'all writing. pasting

of posters. and similar

other permanent/semi-pennanent defacement u'hich is not easil-r- removable, the same shall not
be resorted to under anr circumstances, e\/en on tlre pretext
the owner of the propert),. This

will

atso apply in the states where there is no local law on the

subject of prevention of defacement of

(c)

of having obtained the consent of

proper['

Where the local law expressly permits wall writings and pasting of posters, putting up

hoardings, banners. etc. on private premises with the owner's permission, the contesting

or the political parties concerned shall obtain prior written permission from the
owner of the propeq, and submit photocopies of the same within 3 days to the Returning
Officer or an officer designated by him for the purpose, together '*'ith a statement in the

candidates

enclosed proforma (marked as Annexure-2). The statement

in such

cases and in the cases

mentioned in sub-para (a) above should clearly mention therein the name and address of the
owner of the property from whom such permission has been obtained together with expenditure

or likely to be incurred for the purpose. Nothing inflammatory or likely to incite


disaffection amongst communities shall be permissible in such writings/display' The
incurred

expenditure incurred in this mode on specific campaign of candidate(s) shall be added to the
election expenditure made by the candidate. Expenditure incurred on exclusive campaign for

party without indicating any candidate shall not be added to candidates expenditure. The
contesting candidate shall furnish such information village/locality"/town-wise, to the Returning

Officer, or the authorized officer within 3 days of obtaining the requisite permission, for easy
checking by the Retuming Officer or the Election Observer or any officer connected with the
conduct of elections.

(d)

Subject to any restrictions under any local law or any court orders in force, the

political parties, candidates, their agents, workers and supporters may put up banners, buntings,
flags, cut-outs. on their own properq,, provided they do so on their own volition, voluntarill'
and without any pressure from an)' parf),. organization or person, and provided further that
these do not cause any inconvenience

in an1, manner to anyone else.

If

such display of

to solicit vote for any' particular candidate, then the provisions of


Section lTlH of the IPC rvould he attracted and would have to be followed. Section lTlH of

banners. flags etc. aims

,?.

the IPC stipulates that u,hoever uithout the general or special authorif in writing of a
candidate incurs or authorises expenses on account of the holding of any public meetinq. or
upon an),advertisement. circular or publication. or in any other u'av u'hatsoever for the purpose

of promoting or procuring the election of such candidate, shall be punished u'ith fine which
may extend to fir,e hundred rupees: Provided that if an) person having incurred anY such
expenses not exceeding the amount

of ten

rupees u ithout authoriry' obtains

within ten

da5's

from the date on which such expenses \\,ere incurred the approval in writing of the candidate.
he shallbe deemed to have incurred such expenses with the authority of the candidate.

DEFACEMENT OF HALLS/AUDITORIUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC PROPERTIES

6.

In the case of Halls/Auditoriums/N,leeling venues or,r'nedicontrolled by' the Government/

local authorities/PSUsiCooperatives,

if the lau,iguidelines governing their use do not preclude

political meetings therein, there is no objection to it. It shall be ensured that the allocation

is

done on equitable basis and that there is no monopolization by an1' political party or candidates.

ln such venues, displaying of banners, buntings. flags, cut-outs, may be pennitted during

the

period of meetings subject to any restrictions under the lawiguidelines in force. Such banners,

flags, etc. shall be got removed b1, the party/individual who used the premises immediatell'
after conclusion of the meeting. and in any case within a reasonable period after the meeting is

over. Permanent/semi-permanent defacement

such as wall writing/pasting

of posters etc. shall

not be permitted in such premises.

7.

If

an1,

political parg,/association/candidate/person indulges in defacement of

property in violation of the local lau,.

if

an1'

any, or the above instructions, the Returning Officer/

District Election Officer shall issue notice to the offender for removing the defacement
forthwith. If the political party/association/candidate/person does not respond promptly, the
district authorities may, take action to remove the defacement. and the expenses incurred in the
process shall be recovered from the political parfy/association/candidate/person

responsible for

the defacement. Further, the amount also shall be added to the election expenditure of the
candidate concerned, and action should also be initiated to prosecute the offender under the

provisions of the relevant

lau (under the

under the provisions of the general

lar.r, relating

to prevention of defacement. if any, or

lau,for causing u'illful damage to the property of others).

It.

DEFACEI\{ENT Of VEHICLES

(a) In private vehicles. sub.lect to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, Rules
thereunder and subject to court orders in force. if any, flags and stickers may be put on the

8.

vehicles by the owner of the vehicle on his ou'n volition. in such a manner that they do not
cause any inconvenience or distraction to other road users.

If such display

aimstosolicitvoteforanyparticularcandidate,thentheprovisionsof

of

flags and stickers

Section

lTlHofthelPC

would be attracted and would have to be followed.

(b)

On commercial vehicles, display' of any flag, sticker etc. shall not be permitted.

unless such vehicle is a vehicle validly used for election campaign after obtaining the requisite

permit from the District Election Officer/Returning Officer and the display thereof in original
on the wind screen.

(c)

External modification of vehicles including fitting of Loudspeaker thereon, would

be subject to the provisions of

the N,lotor Vehicles

Act/Rules and any other Local AcVRules.

Vehicles with modifications and special campaign vehicles like Video Rath etc., can be used

only after obtaining the requisite permission from the competent authorities under the Motor
Vehicles Act.

OTHER CAMPAIGN RELATED ITEMS

9.

Subject to accounting for the expenditure, the following may be permitted:-

(a) ln processions and rallys etc., flags, banners, cutouts etc. can be carried subject to
Iocal laws and prohibitory orders in force;

(b) In such procession, wearing of party/candidate supplied special accessories like cap,
mask, scarf etc. may be permitted. However. supply

of main apparels like

saree,

shirt, etc. by party/candidate is not permitted.

(c) Educational institutions including their grounds {whether Govt. aided, private or
Govt.) shall not be used for political campaigns and rallies.

10.

The Chief Electoral Officers are requested to bring the directions of the Commission to

the notice of the District Election Officers. Returning Officers and all other election related

fs.

authorities. and

all political parties in the State. including

and State parties. and

all

State units

registered un-recognized parties based

of recognized National

in the State, and also

the

contesting candidates (at the time of elections) for information and compliance.

11.

Please acknorvledge receipt

of this letter. The Chief Electoral Officers

ma\1 kindli,

confirm that action as required above has been taken.


Yours faithfulll.

ic,/,f

(K. F.\\',ILFRBD)
SECRETARY

Jo.

Annexure-1
Sl. No.
1.

Name

of

State/UT
Andhra
Pradesh

2.

Arunachal
Pradesh

3.

Bihar

4.

Chattisgarh

es-- La 11
Defacement
acement oof Pronerties
o

Extent of applicability

Name of Act/Rule

The Andhra Pradesh Prevention of It

of Open Places and


Prohibition of Obscene and
Objectionable Posters and
Disfigurement

extends to the entire

State.

Advertisements Act. 1997 .


The Arunachal Pradesh Prevention of It extends
State.
Defacement of Property Act. 1997.
The Bihar Prevention of Defacement of It extends
Property Act, 1985.
State.
No separate law/Act framed by the State. It extends
But the Madhya Pradesh Sampatti State.

Virupan Nivaran Adhiniyam, 1994

to the entire
to the entire
to the entire

is

applicable in the state


5.

Goa

The Goa Prevention of Defacement of It extends to the entire


Property Act, 1988 as amended vide Act of State.
1992 and 2001.

6.

Haryana

The Haryana Prevention of Defacement of

It

extends 1o the entire

Property Aet, 1989 as amended vide Act of State.


t996.
Himachal
Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Open

Places
(Prevention of Disfigurernent) Act" 1985.

It

extends to the entire


State and come into

force in the

comprised in

areas

the
Municipal Corporation
of Shimla at once and
shall come into force in

the remaining part of

8.

Jharkhand

the State on such date as


the State Govt. may by
notification. appoint.
No separate law/Act but the Bihar It extends to the entire
Prevention of Defacement of Properry State.
Act. 1985 is applicable in the state.

#|.

9.

Jammu & The Jamrnu & Kashmir Prevention ol It


Kashrnir

Defacement of Propertv Act No.


1

10.

Karnataka

XIX of

extends to the entire

State.

9E5.

The Karnataka Open places (Prevention


of Disfigurement) Act. 1981 as amended
vide Act of 1983.

It

extends

to

Mysore,

Banglore,

Hubli,

Dharwar,

Mangalore
and Belgaun constituted
or continued under the
Karnataka Municipal
Corporation Act - 1976,
or under any other law
on 5.5.81 and come into
force
ln
the
Municipalities, notified
areas, sanitary Boards.
constituted or continued
under the Karnataka

Municipalities Act
1964, or under any other
law, or
any other
local area, on such date,
as the State Govt. may
by notification appoint.
It extends to the entire
State.

in

11.

Madhya
Pradesh

12.

Maharash-

tra
13.

Mizoram

The Madhya Pradesh Sampatti Virupan


Nivaran Adhiniyam, 1994.

Maharashtra Act No. VIII of 1995


Nothing is specifically
regarding Prevention of Defacement of mentioned about the
Property
extent of applicability.
The Mizoram Prevention of Defacement of It extends to the entire
Property Act, 1995.

14.

Nagaland

State.

The Nagaland Prevention of Defacement of It extends to the notified


areas constituted under
Property Act, 1985.
the Assam Tribal Areas
(Administration of Tou,
Committee) regulation
1950, or in any other
local area or areas, on
such date. as the State

.l {.

Govt. ma)'
notification
15.

Punjab

The Punjab Prevention of Defacement

of Property Act,1998.
16.

17.

18.

Sikkini
Tamil Nadu

Tripura

The Sikkim Prevention of Defacement

It

extends

mal

to the entire

State.

It

extends

of Property Act, 1988.

State.

The Tamil Nadu Open

It

Places
(Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1959.
as amended vide Act of 1992

b1

extends

to the entire
to the entire

State.

The Tripura Prevention of It extends to the entire


Defacement of Property Act, 1976 in State and shall apply in
conjunction

with Tripura (Prevention of

the first instance to


municipal limits of

of Properfi') Amendment Bill, Agartala Town, but the


State Gor4. may from
1998 now in force in the State.

Defacement

time to time
notification in

by
the

official

Gazette, apply
to such other local areas

or areas as may be
specified in the

19.

20.

Uttarakhand

The

notification.
Uttaranchal Prevention of It extends to the entire

Defacement of Public Property Act,2003.

State.

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands It extends to the entire


Andaman &
Nicobar
Prevention of Defacement of Property Union Tenitory of the
Andaman and Nicobar
Regulation, 1987.

Isiands.

{I.

21.

Chandigarh

UT

Prevention of It extends to the


Defacement of Property Act, 1976 has State.

The West Bengal

entire

been made appiicable in Chandigarh UT.

22.

23.

Delhi

Pondicherry

Prevention of It extends to the entire


Defacement of Property Act, 1976 was State.

The West Bengal

made applicable in Delhi. (A separate act


is under consideration
The Pondicherry Open Places
(Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 2000.

It

extends

to

whole of

the Union Tenitory of


the Pondioherry.

{fr

States in u,hich there is no specific

Lau'on the subiect

of Prevention of f)efacement of Pronertv

Sl. No.
1

')

3.

4.
5.

6.
7.

Name of State/UT
Assam
Guiarat
Kerala
Manipur
Meghalava
Orissa
Rajasthan

No lau'iAct
No lau,/Act
No larviAct
No law/Act
No lau'/Act
No law/Act

No specific law on the sutiject but


there is a provision in Section 198 of
Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 1959
that u,ithout the consent of the owner
or occupier and in case of Municipal
property, without the permission in

writing of the board, affixing any


poster, bill, placard or other paper or
means of advertisement is punishable
with fine which may extend to twent\'

8.

9.

Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal

No larv/Act
The earlier West Bengal Prevention
of Defacement of Property Act, 1976.(West

Bengal Act

XXI of

1976). This

Act

has

since been repealed.


10.
11

12.

)adra & N. Haveli


)aman and Diu
Lakshdrveep

No law/Act
No lau,/Act
No larv/Act

{5.

l-

Annexrtre-2

Statement showing the details of wall-n'ritings / posters / hoardings / banners, etc.


displayed b1' Shri / Smt. / l\Is.
, contesting candidate in
Parliamentary Constituency / Assembly Constituency'
Name of the Village / Town /Localiq'
S.No.

Name and address


of the owner of
the private property
from whom

written permission
has been obtained

Details of Wall
Writing or

Hoardings or
Banners or Poster
(Size of wall

writing/
hoarding / banner /

Expenditure
incurred or likely to
be incurred on the

wall-writing /
hoarding lbanner I
posters, etc.
(Rs.)

poster shall be
indicated

Total

46.

HLgflYT{}N COSTMISSIO}{ {}S']VX}YA


\,lX\':\{'ll,\N

Sn 1},\ld.

ASilill(:\ tlt.iAf). \1,W lll'.l,lll-1}{}


l)*trd:

1l}1

l {)"'

April. 101;{

'li:
'l'hi: {lhi*l' }:rlect$rel { lfl'rr:*rs

*l'*il

Slak:s ,' i

llril:n 1'*r'lii*rirs

$ub: {ienrrxl lilec{i*lt to thc {.rli Sahha,2{}l"l - f-.*ns*lidat*et lustruc*i*xs {}n usq {lf
lchii:I*s c*urirrg, ciections - l'cgarrli:tg.
$ ir , j\,'l

ilr,lant

\\iitl: u r..i*rv ir cnsr,rrirrg 1ci,rl fria)'il:g liclii li:L ell carrrliriates arrtJ i:thtr rlrl:c ltoliJ*rs
;r;lri llrrlhcr ii-. r":hceL Llrc vitiating loie ol'rrroner, ;urd nrisr-rsc rrl'rfil,-:iril rrrachi;rerl'. 1.i:e

l:ali bsr::'r consolidated


rl-rr"ing a1l (ier':craiil.l3'e *lections

trrrl iiie btir:11 rr-isslteil


tri Lhr i.rk !i;llit;r,'Stnli:
'l
l-r:gisliitiv. r\ssernblics iuld iill llicnniallll-ve clectir:ns 1l'om (ira,"iu;ri{:s' iulrl etchrrs'

lai,;c iii'c1:lli l-r'3n(l *ii.s-r'i'elirencc" 1i:c -citrle

lirr rotr:pliauce ;rnc! guiilance


ri:;:stitLr;nr:i r:s r1' L*g

i s I ali

vc

(],>Ltn r i l.c.

Perioe] ol' applic*bilitv-

::".

inslructicns shaJi eonte rnto eiL'ect fror:r th,": dnte *l'anili)lr-lccntrnl {ll:
t'lrrcli()n$ till Lhe cllrtirletion ot'clce tions.
tr"h*su:

Me*ning of '**ficirrl

ve

hicle '

-i.

I'he lxpressiorr'ti'ficial vehiclc'tlteans. and slr:ill inclr-rdrr. an1'vehicles us*d cr


r.upilhlf, ot'i:*ing lis*:ii lirr thc pi.rryrr.rs: ol''tlansport. r.vhetltet prcpelleil hr,'nrcr:i:i:nital pr';lver ilr
,rii:*t'ii'isc arlil ie'ijl it:r:litile lt"uclis' li-rrrics' lclrllrr)s'.jct1's. cill'\- al1lc) ricl<silitrv'o, *-ricl<shalls'

iiii;

liLlblic [,niiertaliings o1' lhc i,-]errtlrii and Statc (lovet'nrtr,e:tts" iit') "lr:it.'{ !*ctitr

ir,il)hlLrnicip*ltiits" iviiiJ \',{arktrtirrg Ri:arcis (bv u'hale\"er nailc kt.rcrvn). {ixi {lilr'1-!'1';111'. 1
\oL.:ietic:;- ix) Aul*rrrnrcus Ilistrict Councils rlr alt\,tlhcr i-rrirlv irr tliiclr lr:hlic li:llr"js.
l:r,,,r,:orvrr rnrall r purliiln of'tlrc lut*]. are invcsteii and alsu irteluile thts* belotrS.int h' trir*
,i".1 inrsir3 cl'Ikl'encr: tncl ilrr {lcllral Puhlic Organis*iorls u,td{l tln: \{inistl}, til'l'}ut:te
.,\. i'i;li r"s i'rrcl $ lill t ( rilr'* t:'IlTt cItl s.
flirections sr{'ilCtr

.i

Thc Commissirn dircc{s that, sul.rjcct to exceptions menfio:red hr:rein, thcre shirll
he x trial anrl :thsolutc ban on thc usc of lfficial vehiclers lcr eampaigning, cl*e{ioneering
*r rlccfion rel*fcd {r*vel duri:rg ckctions.1'here sha}l be a totri pr'*}rilrilior: oI} th. lts* tti':utv
vchirics sr.rch as hcli*Lrpt-'r's ;rirtr.rrtis. {c\cupl iis regttlttccl bi'the (.trtnmissi'.tt:'s oxier ttt llle
-rriN;i*il i rnrs. .jrrpr" airtonlirl-.iics" brial.s- I:ill'ct'ct'lilis. ctc , br:,t:lr;lirtg trl tlle ii) l'cnllal
( i*r,*:rmerrl, t ii) l!tatc (irr.crnrrculi t . l ,{ilnririistiation (iii) }']rLh}ic lr*ilcrtitkings r;l' thc
{'*r}tral ;rnd Sllitc {i,;vir"rlrncrrts. (ir,) .troin1 scilor u:rdcriakings trl'thc i.'entral ittrr-l St:iir.'
iior,,;rnllcl'rts. flt l.*c:l: boiliur" r.r.i) h.'larLctinit }]uat'tll, {r,ii; i (r-()ilcl'.ti!', e \,'r ciir' rr ii:l

Aittr)rlillrt*us Ilisxr"itt (lor-rrrcils or at1)'otircr hodr,in r.r,hich publir: firr:rls. iri:r.."'scever snrrrll
Irlrli(ln ol'tilc 1trlu1" are i;rvcsteil l'or any'plrrpose corrnected wilh tl:e elcclions. bv alr,r.'pi'rlitical
pr.u't-r'. ctnr"liriAlc or iit.r.r: o{lt*r prr:,itl'l c:onncctcd with eleclir;n {exce;:i o}'fir:ial:; prrf*ruring

iinI

*lLrrlit-)t-t

rcItieri i:i'll*iaI

ilu11,i.

'l'l:e

5.

ilornuiissiur"r {irt}":cr rlirccts that t}re Distlict,,\riministruti*n shall k*cp it clr-t*


tatcir tr.: iirtd tllt il'anl'o{'ll*iai vi:hiclc }:rlonging to any authoritv specilicl in thr: !.lcc$dlrg
l';t'u is h*ing uscd lirr tlr,clil;ntering ]]Ll;:pos*s" in casc it is so. lhc i)istlir:t \{agistratr slr;'r11.

iiir *:l*cti*u r.r,clk" undr:r Scclirlu l 6{J ol'the f(vprcscnlation ul' llri: i}cc:;-rlp ,,\ci. i{i5 I a:"rC s,,rrh
rir;i.risitioncil i'chill*r shitil n*t be rcJcirscd ur:1il ;rlicr thc cirmplrlir-rri r:l' llrr: pi'riccsr r:1'
:1r:i: li

r: tt

s.

{ll*rif ictfi<rns

{r.

lt is clarill*iJ that 1trre h:rn ou th* usc olvchicics wili ri;rral11, npiri3,tr,: lirc r,.hiclc: jrr
or il'ari itrr)'Stratrrs no1 cr:ing to ihe polls hul w]:osc vchicles art-'nllcmp{r:rl 1o he user-i lirr
e;rmiraign *itirer opcnlv ol clilndeslinelf in arrl'other State goinr tci poll. l'l:r (llrrctr'Sdcrrtlrv
r.ri *rch Slnter'Lini*n I,:rritorfitlre Sctrctar,,- lo tlre (ioverrnnrent of lrrrlie in lhc cr,r:ccmed
ilcl:iirtrr*nt. a:i llre crsc nlit].hc" ivill be pg:ii_{111a1ll,_1qipa!$ihklU_aryl]l:il"r_$rt r:l"arr vehiel*
Lrncler ll{iristr-vll)cp*r'tnrent or o1'anv of'the pulrlic scctor or jr:int sect{]r rmclrrtlkirgs i.rr
Artcnom*u:; tlodiis or attached olflces uncler lhat lr,'linistry'lDepafinrcLrl. "i'hc *J]recrs urriicr
wlr*:e citar*i: such vchiclcs are entrr-rslr:cl

1"

Il is

r,,r.,ill

also be equall-v* r*sponsihic lirr rn\.'vit:lati*n.

lirrlhcr clarified thai lirr r:se o1' sr:elr r,chicles he longlirls j,{} a.rr1, *i

11.:csl

ilii_1:!Ul_1j"..-5is" lbl rarrpaiir;rirlq rlr on tor"rrs coilrrrcLeri rvith elcctiolrs hut i.vitlt thi: lll;gi:d
a;ril i:tqu:]r, ccrtilicii purpusc ol'rri'flr:ial rvork iu tiieir capircity'as I\,1inist*rs is l*tallr''

nrolrihilecl.

I;,xerp1i*n

f,hc:

q.

'l'h* alxrve r"estfictiolrs

onl,r'execptiun lior: thc pr"*hil:iticn yilll:c tl"rc.Primc fu{iniltgg:rnr1 q*rp1-fC"li_t$gl


per;tonalities. rvhc nright" in vi*rv oi"cxtrcnrist anil terrorisl aclivities and tlrr*at to their lir,es.
r"ilrlr"rirr: rc*urilv of ir high o:'dcr anrl v''1:os* securitv requir{:n'rsnls arc govur:rcti b-v any
s.l0'.Lll{)r.y pxtvisions r:racie hv thc lrarii:rnrrnl ol t.hc Slate Legisiatitre in this bc}rall"
also lrot appl) ir: the case o1'the lrlrcsir-lelrt alrd Vircl'rrsirier:l ol' lnilia. Speniicr ;in,-l llclrirlr, S;rcalier ert {-ok Sahha arrtl I)cput.v f hairnrrn o1'l{.li,r,it
Srhha anii such r:lh*r r-iignillrics visitins, 1hi: Stalc {j'oni othcr States. }lfilvcvrr. il is lurther
rJarili*rl lliax in Lhc rasc ol Sp*nker nnii Deputt, Speral<cr of l.ok Snbi:* anei !)epirt,v Chainn*n
,r1'ltai1'a Sahha {hese r*s{r'ictions *'ill be applicahle fit thc time olGenerai Lilecii*ns {ii thc tr.ok
but ni:t rlr"rring l.A ele*tior:" It is also clariilecl agilin ih*t sr.rc}r *xceplitn,c sir;rll not he
"{rbhil
rl)ilr1fl in rdslrert tf aul'h,Ii:rister:i ol'th* []ninn oran],'Slate Oovcr"nrrcnl.
sl"larll

101a1 '1'1r*{,.ornmissiur:r.r,onlci !il<ctomalieitcl*arthatilithasanl';::alcriai tock;Lrhtthfitlhc


rtsessl)'let"lL ul'ser:uritv rcquiren':enls madc b-v the ar-lthorities undcr Special 1]roteciirrn (ir,rtrp
.,'\i:tr" I !)8irj or **1' othe:r spcciill enactnrrulr'i]rstruction o1' the [iovr:rnnrent h*r r" i;u'rr

*]iittiJisll)'ol.u*.i6i' r:\cdstii't lvitlt thc intention ol'pri:mit{itig' rnrlir:tctlv th* tlect0rltl


iivc Slcir'
cri'tlr* crttrc,.:mcd {irtvi:rl1}-t'l*tll lor irllilre{ialc at.rd a}lfl"opria1* ct'rrt'ce

thc ('itnrmissicin lltitv call 1i:r' allf inlirrntirlir'rn ltt'rtl.: tlis {'cr:tri}l
thc
(ir;.,,erntl'latll l:r lhr: 5iittc tiovtlillllenl conccrllerl x'itil lcgar(i ro ttrrc asscs;t:nenl ol
Such itrli'nrrirti$n sLrall I're
sr:clrritl' r*i16ilr:tleltts t:tarle ir: rcspecl 0{' ;rtt;,' such pcrsOnalit-r''
tirnhlvitl'r'
lirr"nishoil lit tltt {.n*t::rjssii.rn b1" the eot":cerrl*d Coverlttttcttt
l{} {1:i lir-::.

llris

pLrr'1tosr:,

l{csir&eti*n {}rr ct'}nv{}v *l' vehir:les

'l'hc {,or:ru-rissii;r: furllreu riirects t}r*1 carsrvclrlclcs sirall- uniler l1{l cil:cltin$1'11i;1's' i.tc
All
.rlllr.r,erj to *o\'o jn c*u't:vs rf mr,re thalt te!- r'chicles. ^c-x-q,LLdlf:S1hi]' '!S.!!i,1-U:-):rlhiqll"s'
i1't}ttr iir* cat'l'rin;'rtlrt
lri*ge: .rn\/{ivs exci:cilitrg i{J itcnlrclrlclr:s s}rall he hroiicu ltll cl'ct.l

1i.

secut-it.r' instrucLii;t-lr isstlccl itr tcspecl r-rl'*trt sltch

all.

inclividtlal'

12. ll"a*r,fcrsfi!t lllr!,as irl ri c!lu\{)\ oi'r,ehjclcs exr-,ce,-iing

1}rc

iiniits pr*scr:ir*ri ithr:r'c'

in

ir:c:ri arli]]irtistrali$n 1c
spik 0l' rhc cOnvu1, har.,irrg hccn hrokcn, it shali Lre the ilul;-' of th*
dircr:il*r'rs' lill
th*l su*h vcliclus ar* nol allolvecl to bi: uscr"l b-v llrx.rling tlte futrtl"lissiorr's

cr.,sur.e

lirc prlccss ol elcction is cuurpletc:d

l]$rin* !"ill$g qt NorlinTtiqf,!,!i


'lhe rnilxinun-i uunrher o{"ve}riclcs that wi}l he iillor,vci{ to conl* r'vitl:irr th* periphcry
offici: shall h* t}5-gtr'
Igi,l ntelers r:f ll.etnrnilg oflicers/,\ssistant I{e turning o{fic,:rs

i-1.
*l

se nf v$hi$ig$Jtgf " qlsctiglL$*rin u n uruosq

-,j

'l'll*r.t i,i n., linrit urr v*hicies" wirich a canriiclatu lrlily tlsc lirt cltclitrtti'cr"i rr-1'rrri:tsi:s

thr ilctails *l'such


Rur b-q[Ug-.t[*,-:,gi::l*E*11g-gq1m}g*.ge$,^helshall havc 1o furnish
purp{)Sf$" lo rirc l}isLriel
r,'chicles ancl iirc ar*i,is in whrch ih*-v rvoulcl be uscri {irr carnpaigll
bv the l}istrict
l::ieclian {)f}icer rr such otl:er ofilc*r(s) as rxa.v tre specilicalll"aut}:oriseil
issiie a permil,]ht origirliil
Ilection cJ{rr:er in tiris hetrrall- rvhc aiicr f-rc{-rr.rssi}i) scruliul $0ulci
on thc r'vinri screell 0f the {chiclc'
cop1, iuut tlre photo crp1.') 11' tr;crmit sl:or.tld he clispla-ved
lhi* il can c*sil3' hc 'ceetr
N*e;less 11 p:c;rtiu;] tlral ihe pern:it shoukl be ol such ciitlerriott.
vehiclc. r-laie r:l'issue {}l'n*r'rlit- tlrttllc
li.ol.:: a ilistancc. pi:r.nri1 nmst conlain thc nurnher ot'the
ol.crrniliilate ar:rl the erea (rvhere iL shall lx rrsed firl cnmpaigning)'

ii.

notice
llr{.h*rrietrrloymenl ol'any adciitional vehictres ciirt take place on13'ii{i*r
pern:its obtaineci ibL the sitme'
lhis cl.l'ecr is givcri lrli tl"u* caniliciate or hisllier agent:rirrl
'o
bc{'brc th'; aettiitl c1*pir;vment of thr: r'ehictres'

i{:.

.."i.

;\n.r-

0l-fleei: to the }:leclion


l'hc ,leiails s* ohuiricil shr;rilri be conve3'ecl hi' 1)istlict li}*r:tir:n
*xpettditurc irl this rtgard is
i.ixp*1riitu1c ()bscrycrs so {ha1 thf'r'can c1:eck thaf fhc
rriirectly ipclleled irr tlie cxperltlitttre aqc6"r-Lnl o1'tlte tatlrliclate '

i8.

;\r::y vclricle useil ii.rr r:ampaigning lvithciut rlue tulhi-.rizirtic:r.pe rmil h-r, the
aiirrcsaiii ttilcers,:rh*ll be ilccrncij iu be unaulhoriseiill,,campaignir:g l'i;r thr canilidat*
Li.tiil t':l*r, iillritr:t pcr:tl pr<;r'isir-r6s r:1'{-'itapl*r lX A *l'tlr* Ilclisn []]rr:*l f irr.ie ;inil si.:all
ilr-'itlriri' l:, i11i11'g.l i ilulr till,c:i r'ui
'l'lltc etrrr;plti;,.rrin,i r' \c!.c1s(

1ii.

r,,rhicl*s rn:pioyrrl li;r"el*ctio:r camfaigrl as prr inlluration gir,i:n hy,tl"l*


'.:,"ttliliil;ll*s ilr l1:cil'cleetilrn ii!,entr to th* Uistrict Adtninistrittio:r shotl<"i lri.]l hc
rf

i..l r.r

tr'he

il i o n ryd lr,-,. t irc *cl

l.tr i n i st rir

li * n.

:tl.

l:'ot'arajlirrg tirc h*neilt ol'clausc ia) of exlrlanatirn {I; gir*:r uililer"$r-:r.:. ,;] {I)i:{'
lt" l). ,t*t- 1951 bi' thc leade rs *t' thc political ltarlios, i"e .- slar can:graigner.s. rhr
pcrniis.sictlt ior tl:* t:tode ol'road lransport will bu issLrcd centrilllv b3 thr (-hi11'LJeilr"rrrl
{-ii'ilccr. irrespuclir'* i:f wlrether 1}rc ,rarlc vr:hiclc is lo he rlsrd lxr iln,r l.ii{jrr" ibr *jeclior.:
can.;paigt:ing throlrghtittt thc lit;tlc: or clifl'erent r..elricles ar. 1.{) bc uscrl bl srrch
;:nr-tv
IcriLr"iers in ilill'trerTt ;tr*as. 'l'lrc pcrmrl wiil ire issucd ag:,rinsl. tl":c l;i*i* ol the slar
e;:mpliuncr conr:ct'nccl anri sirilll nc,:e.i to he display,'ed prorrincntll,nr lhe rairrri:creen tl'
llte t'ehir:l* b*ing uscrl h1" lrirnther jli auv area. i hc permits so i.ssr-rEcl h,v lhe CLrO llili be
r'1'riistinr:tl)' ilif icr:errt cokurr lir:r:i thc pcrnrits to be issueri b,,, tll* Dll0sjlt()s I*r rth*r
*rln:rai{;r ve}r iclcs ti' candidates.

:1.

{}tt r*ceipt rrl';t rcquest ii'nln a rccognizeil politii:al part},. Ii:c t)[0 woLrleJ issul:
ilcrn';il lirr orr.c Lciricie io lte u.red ir.,,the district levcl ol'lic* hr:;lrcr oln r*cuLniz*d parlr,
ilther ll:an tl:* star c:ltrpaigner') f'ol their visit to rlulriple ACs u,itirin ri:c ilistl.ict l"or
*l*rtii:necring pr-rl'posrs. '['he prrn:it shriuld he issr-iccl ri:ilicilting xii* nL.ll:rhe r *f th*
r'*hiclc. tlte nan:e ol'politier.rl leader and the perio.i lcrr rvhicl"l issLiecl *nri sh*uld ire r,'{'
iiil'l*rc;:t c*ltrtr so that it can ei.rsil)'be idcntii'ieij. An nllesreii cotr;v:ihall he pnsleci rn
r.i:ind screcn anrl triginal he kept u,ith the iiriver fbr chrckirrg b.v police or ilfh*r
Ittllir.)r;lies. lhc cxp*nilitnre in this regarcl shall he hoolicd against tlrc palitical party,;rnil
nnl il.r* ranrlidate..l.

'i'h* {'L.() 111;1',, jsrsg


fenniis {i;r yehiclcs that cart lr(}\i'i tl:rouqhoirt ii':c Slals lbr
usc lt{"nlljecr beit::crs oi'recog,nizcd pcliticel palties ii:r cleciiitn*cring }lilrpoi;rs lrnll'. l,'*r
ilre $t:tlus l':avi1g rnore than lil{} Ass*mbly-' CCInsiitlLencics" rhe ('fr():'r"lay issr-rc pcn}ui5
1rr * lnit.':ilr':u:"u ui'ii1g vehiclcs anr,l tirl rernainirrg States/{.1'1's. i'CI1 a nraximurn r.rl'thrcc
','chir:lcs 1o a rcc*gniseC politic*l par"l1.'.'l'he expcndirure *n these l,ehiclt:s slieli nq
incurreri bl.tl:e poliLical prlrl\, iiud not by rhe cundidare.

::.

.lj.

It'an-r'poiitrr-:al ;:arlt, tnakcs a rerluest t* thc Chief irlrr:toral {.}l'ficrr iix griurl *.1'
lchitle pet'rr:issi<l: l-or distribr.ilion o1'pLiblicitv nraterial l* therir v:Llious partv ui)icu.) ur tiru
litete. the Chiei Hectoral {)fficer rln, {rairl pennis-ritin fiir orre vc]ricl* liri ;i r*r'i;gniz*r{
ptlit"ical parly'(h3alirnallS[;ttc). lk-rrvevcr, the conccrnecl polrtical partv {thc applicant) rvili
Itavc 1* specifl, the nanres of thc Disrricts. the rcLrte l:rrip and the dates lor r.rhici: ti:e vehicl*
u,ill he r*qriireil iirr:1he above purpose. I:or sueh vehicles. the {"180 ma,"- issue permissi*n. hut
*lslu'e li:al sucli vchicles rvill also bc sr.rb-iecterl to norn:al checks anil the,v rvjll r"r*1 be r-rsccl
lr:i"c1**{it:n campaigning. I'he expenclilure on accoillrt o1'such vehicle shnll hc iuri;rrr:cl bv
thc political party' anrl not b1 thi: candirlate.

:4.

i* r:asc r;,i'XliiJur: \,'ans clr.

to hc Lrscri h;,'n politic;rl ;::rrx1, liir rlrnl;r;:ign iicr{}sri


thc Stalcs. be{brc;111r 1-r;;111 iss:orr lt'usc \,"icieo-Vilrs li}r camp*ign :s gilet" it shou}cl 1:e
ctrsut'ld b1, Clricl- i:r.lcctorirl O11 rcer:1hat srich r.lse of vehiclc is in ;icccirriirncc *,ith the
ii'{ult;t'V*}riclr: Act. Atlcntion in this r:clr"rtcxl is invitecito the .iurlgrner:ts dntecl li.il6.l{}0S and
:"1.{l:.:0fi7 c{'thc Alla}rabaci i{i.qh [.olrrt in Writ Petilion No. iti-t8 th{l]i o1"2.0{-)5 ig$t;*t
e ;rcl*s*il).

Ciarificali*n
,'\ rycic r:icl:sharv i, ais,; a r,ehir:lr as ilcllncri in Sr-:r:tion I6{} ol-}{cprescnlal;o* *i'
?)t:opll Art" l!):1. rvliiclr n:43'hc u.rcrl li;r rlectiou murplign. I{ it is hcj::l us*rJ. ihcr: e
i;ti:,-iiriatc h*l lti iL'rount ibl itr cxpcnditr-nc in his accnulrt ol'electiou rxll*rlsirs.'i ir *rrsure

-:5.

tlris. thc canilidalc sh*r.rlr.{ sirre dct;rils ol'such rickshails bcing uscri 1i:r his clcctior.: r;rrrrpaigrr
;rnd, il'thc rickshrw,;locs;ro1 l'i;*'c lilr-r,N|"uriciprl registrationlpernrit iol its irlentillcatior"r. iirc

ritLsita*,r,lrir,*r tttav bc given a p*r'mil in his pcrsonal rrarrre b.y 11r" It"elr-rrr:i*t t.)lficrr u,hicll
thc rir:ksh;iw drivcr slroLrld ciirrl,on his person rlJrile usinu tlrat riclsha,,r'il.rr caurpaign
irl.trp{ise$. Ilorvevur. r'ierksh;ivn-s heing Lrs*d lilr normai pillposes ol'ciirr-ving, pi*ssenpers in
*rdiultrl corirsu etc, ilia\ be excftplccl. if the}, arc rlisplayilrg ttrl1,' $ue p{}stcr shorving rh*
nitiltc ()r partl's1'nrbtl i;ia cancliclnle. presurling the,"-'are d*ing so o* ll.:eir r:*tl lie* r.r,ili.
tjse pf r,ehiglss"nn noll rt*v

.l{r.

Scrtirirt li"l(:} of t}re Represcir{*lion o1'th* I}eop1e Act. 1t5l provides th{il ihe hiring or
llr{)curing or usc o1'r,chiclcs b1' a c;rnilidatelhi.r agena or hy any' <ith*r person rvili-l thc r:*nsenl
i.lJ'lire *irnrlidalc i'rt'lris clcctir;n rgcnt lbr lhc lj:cc conveyrnce o{'t}re 1/{}1ers Lo ani"tr fio liom
thc p*lling slation shnli hc i1 'c{}n:upt praclicc'rind it is also an ctrccllral ll'ftr:ec nunishablr

ljj. u'iih l'ir:e lvhich tliatr'c:tLrltd 1o flve hunclieil mpccs"


\lriih a vic*'l* placing cllcutii,c curbs on this practice, lhc ['*rninissiot: issues {]re:

'L;ndg'scclir.rn

:7

til lal,,in g liirections

iAJ

l;or ln ciecti*n to the i-lousc o1^lhe Pecple. eircli contresting c*Lrcliclate. fifl th* dat' r:f
1:*il. u,ill he *ntit1*d t*:

ia)
{b)

Llrrc vehicle fbr his o\\,li llsu in resi;ect trl'ti:c entirc constituclrr:\:

ln aLliitir:n. onf, l/chicle llr

use o1'his eleclion agenl

in ll'r,; P*rliairlentiu'},

Ci::rstitue ncv.

[n additiun. ilne vclticle li:r usc oJ'his election agent or \yurksrs {}]" pafi)
w*rk*rs. .1s the case nra-v be. in cach ol'the assenrhlr s;grrrcnts rlurp:iscri in lhe

{c)

Parl iamcn:"ar'ry Consli lucncy.

{l'li }::o: r1r-r cli:ctiorr 1o tlre Statr l.cgisialir:e Ass*rrrhly'. r:n the dalc
{,'o:rstitu*ni:l r;rch orlrle stilr* cancliilatc is entitled to:
(a.i

One vcirielc thr his ol\ill use :

{hl
{c}

One r,*hicie lirr the use oi'his clccliun asenli


trr-:

adclition. one vehicle

lbl

use r.rf his rvorkers or: part,y u,orliers

of poll in

that

( lru'il'it'ittiun

.lS. it is cliirilicil thal. fienceli:rlll. lh* cnnclirlatc or his tigcnt or p;rrl-r u'orkers or u'orkers
,,r'ill l-r* aliolveri i{} Lt"{r- orilt liiurlil:reeilrvo r,vlrecir:r vcl:iclcs i.c, cal's {o1-lr11 t)''11*!iJ ttxir-'s. lrLiltr
riuLsl:i.lris" l'iul,shiirr,s i,urd lrvo rvli*i;l*rs" lt: thcst lbr"tr r.i'Jrcr:l vchicl,:l nl;1 t'ttttrc tha* 5 pJl')(rll'i
ir:llujir:r-r,,jliyi:r'i.vili irc lllprveil to ntove 1ln thc dal'r;i'poll. lL is flrthr:r rl*'itied thiil {}n thc
lrlh*r pers*r: il'i1l bc allorv*ri t{) use the Vchir,ic iliiott*cl 1ot'can,-liri;llr"s t>i his
ri;r.-" ol-pr'ril
"r,
cicciill tigcllt.'s Lrsr. l16wrrr*t'- thr ciinriidaic r,ir his c1*cti{)r} a!.eltt tttev l.:e accolrll::inirrl il: his
clr bt' r.rlhur lrrsuus sr-il"rier:l llr 5 including rlril'cr"
:+.

liir thr: yrrhicles inriicated iLborc rvill be issu*rj h3 dre 1)istricl \'1.t:i.trr:te
()tficer.
l'lle
caneXiilatrs r)lus1 l'hrnisil parliculars ol thtil vchicic lt lte L.lsed iin polI
it*r*rnilrii
tiitr'1u i)l:-{lillo collL:crncd ntrrJ sl.rall r*ispial" thc pcrniils is:r:':r1 tln l}:c u'il:t{i-l;cIrcn r:['llir
,"*hiclrs. I',Ja ot]'rcr vchirlcs sliall irc iLllor,red 1o be r:sscl h1'the 1ert11*rs *l'ihc po!itiriri
llr:'tics incliiciit:g N4inisters, rvurkers. agcn{.s ancl sy'Lrtpttlhizr:rs of an.! carirliri:tc- lio
l']ie pcrlrrirs

c:cc1;tir..:n sl:all bc nrad*. irrespective

o1'tlit statrts

r.rl

thc candidale

klcaning *f vchie lc

ll)

'j'hc airrcm*ntii:n.:c] rcslrieiions shall fipply tr,: al] r'ehiclcs prripciied

L]

nrcchapitill po!\,icr r-,r'*Iherririsc" in,,:lLrilir:g hrtt nttl l'cslricl*cl 1o la.ries- prilal* cars. lrtrcksli*il{lts u'ill: or \,vitrh(lLrt trailers. auli-r-ricksharvs. *-ricksha\{s. sccllters. ntirri bttsts. st'ili.iri
rliasrns *te.. alsr:. and shail be nrade applicable for a perioei nf 2'l hr:Lrls h*lbr* lhe tilne
ilx*ii firr closure o1''poil and till the cnnrpletion o{'pr:Il.
ihnal ac{ii:n. lroth under the provisions o1'tlie R,P. Act, 1951 and Cihapter IX A ulthc
lniiit:n Pcnal {-i;cl* shall be tak*n against anyolle i:fi'cndir-rg LI:t: tbove direttit'i:s irr
aririitir:n lr-i actill: r.rnrler tlre lV{otor \re}ricles Act. All ye}ricies ileittg, Uscci ir: vi*latitlil nl''
tircst clireclions sliall ire conliscate<i.

tl

lixccpti*n
'Therc is no intcrrli*tr r:ri llre parl lrl'thc (lommission to pllt tl conlpk'te bitr: on;il
iin llre pollirrg r1*-o- auii il:ereh1'croate dilficL;ities (lr cilllse ltarassll]en1 1o lhe
jirr pilrposes other lhat: cicqliun. thc k}11or'r'il1g t"|L'.\ ')i
rublir. F*r gctri:i:rr b*rialiitre ust
vchicles shall alst'r hc ailnr,r,ecl to b* pliecl cln ihc drLy cf prll ancl therc will be n* erctpliott

ll

,,,rrltici.ilar tri,rflic

{a)

Frjl,iit* vehicles bcing

Lrseci

iry th* owners firi th*ir prlvate

Llsf . no1

ci;r:necleil v,'ith

clccli{rns;

l}rivai* r,c1ricl*s hei:rg used b,u". r..ra,uers cith*r lirr thcnrsclves or krr mctlll're{s |ri'
ll:cir r;wrr l;rn:ily tirr going to the p*liing bootil to exsrcisc tlreir li'iinchisc. but tiot
gcing an,"-rvl:*::e lvi1l'rirr il raciitts ol'200 nlctcrs of n polling statii]111

{hi

(c)

\ielicl*s used lor csscntial sclvices namely hnspital viitis. nmhtrla*e*. rr1ilk
\.a;ls" x!a1el: tankers. electrirty cfi"lergenc:v dttly t,ans, p<llice oti dLttl'. tlJicers i:n

clcctiu:'r

{.ll

ilr-r11,:

Pilhlic lransFofl cal'r'rages like buses piying bctween iLxed tr:r:rrlni and r.rn llxed

rrlLilOS:
6

{cl

}i'rris" titrcc vl'heel*r scoo1.el's. r"ickshai.it c1c. tilr g*ing trr.r airg:r.:rtt. raillvl;i
:;t;l jr:t.ts- :r:t*r sialc irus stands. hr:sprtals lor.iournevs u,hicli ciinnfil be ;llr-ijcl*il.

(1)
(g,l

Ilrivate vehiclcs

r"iseel b1:

sicl or disahleii persons liir their {}\\rl

us{::

Vehiclcs beins. ttsstl h3' the (iovl. ojficers on ilut.v t* r*lch rl"reir

rlr-r11, 1rrl;;rr,.

li. lli:rin* litt pcri*rl ol'uletlioitccrirrg, rviLl: a viclv tc r:l:reking nlisr,rsc ol'privale
'',c;ri*lcs l:r,th* cel:didaLesi thcir agents anrl part",, leaiirr.i tnriior ptr11, supportcrs lix
tlil'tit.:g artl.i-s*e iai rlomrnls so ;ils to instill a scilsc ol' {rar in the rninils ol'{he elcclilriile
itttrl,'{}t lo sm*ggle illrcit arnrs and iirt''lrrrunition etc" rr,,ith ir rrierr,,il cte;ltinE dislurhrlrcc.;
Llurinit ulccliotts. thc (lr-rnillissil;n lurlher dircctr ttrrat thc District Adrr:inisLra'{ir;n sirail keep a
clltg,; n,atch t,ltl thu i'clticl*s l;sril hy, l-:t:f$r)ltfi ircer)nlfiln\ irrr. lhC C*nleStirg Canti!rlnlCr ar:rJ
iltcir"part-r''s i*aijrrs lti:"irt1'lro.ssihle mlsr:lrirl. il:elLLding crinrinll neliviticr likc r":;Ll1i'ing r;l
rlicfaJ i:t^;tts anti uiriiil()ils. lf n:r1 *1'lhese vehicles. cilh*r uf it l).ltt1 ()l ir jril1..r rr' {}u,ilc,'- is
litt;nii 1rt lre itTvclvcd in anv suclr aci rlr lirr c:u'ting ii]lli-sitciiil e llr::crrts r.r,iLh ii r.ielv ir.;
rntilr:idating or crcittinu, lerrLrr irr the nrirrd ol'the rlcrtor*lc. it:;hirl1 h* tir* rlutv of tl:e lr.ical
xhrinislrution t* lglpoqrld,11-lql35'IjSlJii_d11d_ru!*Ut_&kip9 lhgti rili the pr..o;t"ir:lf"r"l"qglrtlli
i!-"-!o8rlp*tqd. in ailditit;n, crin:inal action agaiilst the orrner. thr occqrantis) irnil the
eandidtteip*litical parly u,hich is involr.ed in such iliegal activities sl:ali alsc) br laker: as Frr
lax'.
irlr:nsc

inlrrr:r lrll couccrnec{ anil ensurc corlpliance

thith lirll.l',

{SIJ

&,{{

lKt{il{J}::il)

Sh{ll1}1'lA}1Y
lil-

rl

ai

I : -,{U:lSl:i:t6g;li.ql,.gg}!_l

INSTRUCTION St. NO. 16


ECI letter No.437/6/L/20L4'C1&BE dated Sth March,20j.4 addressed
to the Cabinet
Secretary, Govt of India and the Chief Secretaries and Chief Electoral

Officers of all

States and UTs.

Sub: Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Election to Lok sabh a zol4
and simultaneous elections to State Legislative Assemblies in the States
of
Andhra Pradesh, odisha and sikkim and certain bye-elections- reg.

am directed to state that the Commission has announced the schedule


for

holding General Elections to Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies


of the States of

Andhra Pradesh, orissa and sikkim including certain bye-elections to the


Legislative Assemblies of some states (press Note No. ECI/pN/1,0/20L4,
dated 5tr,
March 20L4 available at Commission,s web-site - www.eci.gov.in).

2'

With this announcemen! the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct for the
guidance of the Political Parties and Candidates have
come into force with immediate
effect and

will be in force till the completion of the General Elections. This may

be

brought to the notice of the Central / State Governments, all Ministries/Departments


and all other offices of the Union Government and the State Government of
the State.

3'

Your particular attention is drawn to the provisions of Model Code of Conduct


for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates and various instructions issued by
the Commission, which, inter-alia, state

tlat

the party in power whether at the Centre or

in the State or States concerned, shall ensure that no cause is given for any complaint
that it has used its official position for the purposes of its election campaign and in
particular:-

ti)

(a) The Ministers shall not combine their official visit with electioneering work

and shall not also make use of official machinery or personnel during the
electioneering work;
(b) Government transport including official'air-crafts, vehicles, machinery and
personnel shall not be used for furtherance of the interest of the party
in power;

(ii)

Public places such as maidans etc., for holding election meetings, and use of
helipads for air-flights in connection with elections shall not be monopolised by itself.

48

Other parties and candidates shall be allowed the use of such places and facilities on the
same terms and conditions on which they are used by the party in power;

[iiD

Rest houses, dak bungalows

elections have been announced

or other Government

accommodation where

or are taking place can be given to the

political

functionaries who are provided security by the State in Z scale or above or equivalent by
various State Governments or the Central Government under provisions of their laws, on

to condition that such accommodation is not


already allotted or occupied by election related officials or Observers. Such political
equitable basis, This shall be subject

functionaries shall not carry out any political activity while staying in the Government
Guest Houses/Rest Houses or other Government accommodation etc.;

(iv)

Issue of advertisement at the cost of public exchequer in the newspapers and

other media and the misuse of official mass media during the election period for
partisan coverage of political news and publicity regarding achievements with a view to
furthering the prospects of the party in power shall be scrupulously avoided;

[v)

Ministers and other authorities shall not sanction grants/payments out of

discretionary funds from the time elections are announced by the commission; and

(vD

From the time elections are announced by Commission, Ministers and other

authorities shall not

(a) announce any financial grants in any form or promises thereof; or

tbl [except civil servants) lay fbundation stones etc. ofprojects or schemes ofany kind;
or
Ic) make any pron:ise of constmction of roads, provisinn of drinking water facilities etc.;

or

[d] make any ad-hoc appointments in Governmenl Public Undertakings etc. which may
have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power,

4.

As

will be observed from

Para 3{Clause IV} above, no advertisements shall be

issued in electronic and print media highlighting the achievements of the Govt. at the

If any advertisement has already been released for


or publication in the print media, it must be ensured that the

cost of public exchequer.


telecast/broadcast

telecast/broadcast of such ads on electronic media is stopped forthwith and that no such
ad is published in any newspapers, magazines, etc., i.e. in print media, from today itself
and it should be immediately withdrawn.

49

5.

The instruction of the Commission contained in its letter No.a37 /6/2009-CCBE

dated sth March, 2009 is available on the Commission's web-site "http://eci.nic.in/


under the heading 'Election Laws and ECI - instructions' for your information and
necessary action.

6.

The Commission directs that there shall be a total ban on the transfer of all

officers/officials connected with the conduct of the election. These include but are not
restricted to: i) The Chief Electoral Officer and Additional/f oint/Deputy Chief Electoral Officers;

ii)

DivisionalCommissioners;

iii) The District

Election Officers, Returning Officers, Assistant Returning

Officers and other Revenue Officers connected with the Conduct of Election;

iv)

Officers

of the Police Department

connected

with the

management of

election like range IGs and DIGs, Senior Superintendents of Police and
Superintendents of Police, Sub-Divisional

Police Officers like

Deputy

Superintendents of Police and other Police officers who are deputed to the
Commission under section 28A of the Representation of the People Act,
1951;

v)

The transfer orders issued in respect ofthe above categories ofofficers prior

to the date of announcement but not implemented till date should not

be

given effect to without obtaining specific permission from the Commission in

this regard;

vi) This ban shall be effective till the completion of the election.

The

Commission furtl,er directs that the State Governments should refrain from

making transfers of senior officers who have a role in the management of


election in the State;

vii) In those

of an officer is necessary on account of


the concerned State Government may with full

cases where transfer

administrative exigencies,

justification approach the Commission for prior clearance.'

7.

The receipt of the letter may kindly be acknowledged.

50

f-

{NS'{',R{.lcl'l{lFJ Si[,"NO, I E
ECIletterNo,43T/6lINS.t/2014ICC&BE,dated20.03.2014adctressedtotheCabinet
Secretary,ChiefsecretariesandChiefElectora}officersofallstatesandUTs.
of all references on politicians/Ministers
subiect: Instructions relating to deletion

ontheofficialwebsiteduringelectionperiodofGeneral/Bye-electiontotheLok
Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies'reg'

IamclirectedtostatethattheCommissionvideitsletterNo.43T161200T
flNSTJ-PLN-lll,datecl2lstNovember'2007'issuedinstructionstodeletionofall
period of
on the official website during election
references on politicians/Ministers
and State Legislative Assemblies'
General/Bye-elections to the Lok Sabha

IthascometothenoticeoftheCommissionthattheaforesaidinstructionsof
theCommissionarenotbeingfollowedbyCentralandStateGovernmentsduring
electionperiod.ItisclearlymentionedinclauseVll[ivJofModelCodeofConductlor
guidance of Political parties and candidate:-

"VII. PartY in Power

ThepartyinpowerwhetherattheCentreorintheStateorStatesconcerned,
any cornplaint that it has used its official
shall ensure that no cause is given for
campaign and in particular
position for the purpose of its election

[iv)Issuesofadvertisementattirecostofpublicexchequerinthenewspapersand
othernrediaandthemisuseofofficialmassmediaduringtheelectionperiodfor
partisanCoverageofpo}iticalnewsandpublicityregarclingachievementswithaview
tofurtheringtheprospectsofthepartyinpowershallbescrupulouslyavoided.,,
TheCommissionhasconsicleredthequestionofvariousreferencescurrently

availableintheMinisterialofficewebsiteandintheStateGovernmentwebsites
pertainingtoseveralDepartmentandGovernmentorganizationhigh}ightingtheir
same as personal achievements of
achievements but eulogizing the
Politicians/M inisters'

TheCommissionhasdecidedthatduringtheperiodwhenModelCodeof
ConductisinforceinconnectionwithGeneralElectiontotheLokSabha/State
LegislativeAssembliesCurrentlygoingon,allreferencesofMinisters,Politiciansor
official website' shall be
political parties available on such central/State Government's
rernoved.

all
may kindly be communicated to
The above instruction of the Commission

concerned for strict comPliance'

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA


Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
No. 49 1 /M CN.IC I 20 l4lCommunication

Dated: 24thMarch,20L4

To

Chief Electoral Officers of all States and UTs

Subject: Certification of advertisement

of political nature on electronic media-

regarding
Sir/Madam
I am directed to refer to the Commission order issued vide its letter dt 15.04.2004
(copy enclosed) on the subject cited and which was issued consequent upon Hon'ble
Supreme Court Order dt 13.04.2004. In para 5 of the said Commission's order it was
directed that every registered National and State political party and every contesting
candidate proposing to issue advertisement on television channel and/or cable
networkwill have to apply to the Election Commission/Officer designatedby Election
Commission not later than three days prior to the date of the proposed commencement
of the telecast of such advertisement and such application shall be accompanied by
two copies of the proposed advertisement in electronic form along with a duly attested
transcript thereof.

The Commission accordingly appointed Media Certification and Monitoring


Committees (MCMCs) and district level and state level and all registered National
and State political parties approach these MCMCs, as the case may be, for the
certification of theirpolitical advertisements proposed to be issued on electronic media
(which includes TV channels, Cable network, Radio including private FM channels,
Cinema Halls, audio visual displays at public places and Internet) by following the
Commission's said Order as specifled above.

Now, for the purpose of further for facilitating political parties/candidates


the Commission has relaxed para 10 (i) of the said order, decided that apart from
adopting the existing procedure, the political parties/candidates, if they desire so,
may also follow the alternative procedure by first submitting the transcript of the
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proposed advertisement for certification and once the transcript is veffeilapproved


by the Committee the paftylcandidate will submit the final product in electronic form
another time for final certification.

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3.

In such case the time line for each stage willbe

as per the

existing order.

This may brought to the notice of all the MCMCs in the districts and states.
Considering that the work of MCMC is likely to increase, proportionately
additional support staff may be suitably deployed with the Committee.
Your faithfully,
(Rahul Sharma)
Under Secretary
Copy to:

All

recognized registered political parties (as per list encrosed)

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