The Supreme Court (SC) on 23rd April has constituted a three member panel to frame rules for ruling party ads in media.
The apex court bench headed by chief justice P Sathasivam said that the existing guidelines of the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) do not cover such advertisements.
The panel will be headed by Prof NR Madhav Menon, founder director of Bangalore's National Law University. TK Vishwanathan, former Lok Sabha secretary general and senior advocate Ranjit Kumar are the other two members of the panel. The report has to be submitted to the court in three months.
The court has asked Information and Broadcasting Ministry secretary Bimal Julka to coordinate the meetings of the committee.