CEO chairs state MCMC meeting

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JAMMU : Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Umang Narula chaired a meeting of the State Level Media Monitoring and Certification Committee (MCMC) meeting, here today.

Director Information Tasaduq Jeelani, Additional DG (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Obaidur Rahman, Assistant Director, News, Doordarshan Sanjit Khajuria, Journalist S.P. Sharma and Dy. CEO Rashpal Singh attended the meeting.

Under the directions of the ECI, the State Level MCMC under the chairmanship of the CEO has already been constituted.

The committee held exhaustive discussions on all issues relating to certification of advertisement on television channel and cable network by registered political parties having headquarters in the State and organizations or group of persons or associations having registered offices in the state.

The state MCMC also discussed matters pertaining to paid news and cases received from the respective Returning Officers.

The MCMC has been established at various levels; at the district level the MCMC would monitor all cases of paid news at district level. The RO will also be giving the certification of advertisement for individual contesting candidates before these are inserted in the electronic media.

The State level MCMC shall decide on appeals from both district and Addl/Jt. CEO committees on certification of advertisement and examine all cases of paid news on appeal against the decision of District MCMC or cases that may take up suo motu, in which case it shall direct the concerned ROs to issue notices to the candidates.

Later, the committee also attended a video conference organized by the Election Commission of India with regard to pre-certification and paid news.

 

JAMMU, MARCH 25– Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Umang Narula chaired a meeting of the State Level Media Monitoring and Certification Committee (MCMC) meeting, here today.

Director Information Tasaduq Jeelani, Additional DG (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Obaidur Rahman, Assistant Director, News, Doordarshan Sanjit Khajuria, Journalist S.P. Sharma and Dy. CEO Rashpal Singh attended the meeting.

Under the directions of the ECI, the State Level MCMC under the chairmanship of the CEO has already been constituted.

          The committee held exhaustive discussions on all issues relating to certification of advertisement on television channel and cable network by registered political parties having headquarters in the State and organizations or group of persons or associations having registered offices in the state.

          The state MCMC also discussed matters pertaining to paid news and cases received from the respective Returning Officers.

          The MCMC has been established at various levels; at the district level the MCMC would monitor all cases of paid news at district level. The RO will also be giving the certification of advertisement for individual contesting candidates before these are inserted in the electronic media.

          The State level MCMC shall decide on appeals from both district and Addl/Jt. CEO committees on certification of advertisement and examine all cases of paid news on appeal against the decision of District MCMC or cases that may take up suo motu, in which case it shall direct the concerned ROs to issue notices to the candidates.

Later, the committee also attended a video conference organized by the Election Commission of India with regard to pre-certification and paid news.

No:PR/DI/14/13654/

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