Suggestions regarding action that citizen can take against Misleading Advertisements

Any consumer movement can be successful only with the whole-hearted participation by the consumers.  All the citizens of the country are consumers in one way or the ...

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Suggestions regarding action that citizen can take against Misleading Advertisements

Any consumer movement can be successful only with the whole-hearted participation by the consumers.  All the citizens of the country are consumers in one way or the other.  The citizens, therefore, is expected to be pro-active in identifying misleading advertisement, suggest effective measures to tackle such advertisements and are also expected to offer out of the box ideas so that the movement against misleading advertisement can really picks up the desired momentum.

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Suggestions are invited regarding action that citizen can take against Misleading Advertisements.

The last date for submission of your comments is 23rd January 2015.

For more information on Misleading Advertisements: http://cdn.mygov.nic.in/bundles/frontendgeneral/pdf/brief-on-misleading-...

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srinivasa murthy's picture

srinivasa murthy 3 years 2 months ago

All ads telecast on private channels should be censored before permitting for telecast...misleading ads have become a big menace and looting peopkes money with false and unhealthy promises

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Ajith Bhaskaran 3 years 6 months ago

Advertisements in the real estate sector needs to be regulated to prevent misleading representations that lure common people. Norms should be put in place and punishment for violations should be made severe.

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Dr Rishi Bhatia 3 years 6 months ago

A regulatory body should be constituted to approve the advertisement before it is advertised.This body should scrutanize the contents in light of claims given in advt and various acts regulating the advt giver. By charging nominal fee for approval more revenue can be generated for national development

Gayatri Shastry's picture

Gayatri Shastry 3 years 6 months ago

A regulatory body has to constituted to regulate such fake and misleading advertisements which mislead people and fleece them. The advertisers has to submit the advertisement for approval of the body and then it can advertise. Media should be asked to reject such advt. if it has no approval of the body.Any posters and flyer circulated without approval should be punishable with imprisonment and fine.

Arjun P Kishore's picture

Arjun P Kishore 3 years 6 months ago

There should be a Consumer Products and Advertisements regulation board that has to be set up. It's functionality
1. Independent testing of products and features as listed on product packaging
2. Review misleading information on Advertisements and penalize offending products on fast track

Additional features
1. Research laboratories
2. Consumer grievance portal
3. Consumer research portal - Where individual researchers are allowed to post their research/findings on products

Pavitra Paul's picture

Pavitra Paul 3 years 6 months ago

The revelations: Subhas Chandra Bose's family homes were kept under surveillance between 1948 and 1968. Never ever trust Nehru-Gandhi family. The betrayal to patriotism, mistrust and exploitation run in the Nehru-Gandhi genes. This must be the intergenerational teaching for true Indians and the Government must not insult further the true sons of the soil by hiding the facts and sheltering the tyrant of the nations in the guise of international harmony. Veiled realism cannot build the nation.

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Pavitra Paul 3 years 6 months ago

The news, "Call rates, SMS to cost less while roaming from May 1 2015 - now, with hands in glove nexus with TRAI, Telecom operators will charge different packs - another trap for Indians to get more cheated. Indians are the victims of materialistic positivism. Boycott telephone use for 6 months to break this nexus between TRAI & Telecom operators and to have 'one India' - one SIM card and 'one tariff'' and 'free number portability across country'. Competition must be on reach and call quality.

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SAPTARSHI BHOWMIK 3 years 6 months ago

many posters and hoardings are there in many cities which always mislead people's and fool the public. Strict action should be taken.