Misleading Ads to land celebrities in jail


It would appear that celebs will truly need to keep an eye out for the sort of brands they're supporting. Since under another draft law, which will be taken up by a gathering of pastors soon, VIPs embracing deluding commercials can be imprisoned for up to five years and face a fine of Rs 50 lakh. The Center in August a year ago had presented the Consumer Protection Bill 2015, in Lok Sabha, to rescind the 30 – year-old Consumer Protection Act. A Parliamentary Standing Committee presented its suggestions in April.

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In the wake of concentrating on the board's report, the Consumer Affairs Ministry has acknowledged some key suggestions, for example, arrangements for altering risk on VIPs and stringent discipline for debasement, among others. As indicated by sources, the Department of Consumer Affairs has gotten remarks from different services on the draft law.

All the services are in concurrence on the proposed arrangement to force heavy punishment and detainment to superstars supporting deluding ads and in addition those included in contaminated, they included. A gathering of clergymen, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is planned to meet tomorrow to talk about the progressions proposed by the Consumer Affairs Ministry in the draft law before setting it for the Cabinet endorsement.

Buyer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Heath Minister J P Nadda, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are likewise part of the casual GoM. As indicated by sources, the service has proposed stringent arrangements to handle misdirecting commercials and in addition to alter risk on endorsers/famous people. "Interestingly offense, a fine of Rs 10 lakh and prison term of up to two years, while for second and ensuing offenses, a fine of Rs 50 lakh and detainment of five years has been proposed for brand envoys," a source said.

The service has proposed comparative punishment and correctional facility term for corruption, other than permit suspension and cancelation.

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