SC Allows Photos of Governors, CMs & Ministers in Public Ads


The Supreme Court on Friday permitted utilization of photographs of the governors, CMs and central and state ministers concerned  in government ads.

A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose allowed photos of governor, chief minister and cabinet ministers of departments concerned, both at the centre and in the states, while modifying their earlier order by which only the photos of president, prime minister and chief justice of India were permitted in government ads.

The central and the state governments of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh had moved the court, seeking the review of its earlier order, contending that it was contrary to the federal structure.