Reliance Jio, Paytm apologise for using PM Modi's photograph without permission

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NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio and Paytm have apologised for their "inadvertent mistake" in using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph in their advertisements without permission, the government informed Parliament on Friday.
The ministry of consumer affairs had sent notices to both the companies under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act of 1950, which bars use of Prime Minister's name and picture for commercial use.
"Clarifications were sought by the department of consumer affairs from Paytm and Reliance Jio wherein they have apologised for their inadvertent mistake," Minister of State for Consumer Affairs CR Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
The two companies used the photograph of the Prime Minister in their respective full page advertisements contravening the 'prior permission' stipulated under the Act, he said.

Reliance Jio, Paytm apologise for using PM Modi's photograph without permission | India News - Times of India
 
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