Markandey Katju warns of legal action if press wrongly denied govt ads
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"I therefore, direct all central/state governments including ministers or officials and statutory bodies/ public sector undertakings that if it is proposed to stop the advertisements of some newspapers/journals, or curtail them, then a prior show cause notice must be issued to that newspaper/journals mentioning the charges against it and giving it opportunity of hearing," Katju said.
"Thereafter a reasoned order must be passed giving the reasons of such decision, and this must be communicated to the concerned newspaper/journal," he added.
The PCI chief also said in case of advertisements by the Central government, the New Advertisement Policy of the DAVP should be followed in letter and spirit, he said.
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