PUBLICATION OF VIPs PHOTO

The Department of Information and Public Relations in a notification stated that the Supreme Court has reviewed its judgement dated 13th May, 2015 passed in Writ Petition (C) Nos. 13/2003,197/2004 & 302/2012, as a result of the Review Petition (C) Nos. 1879-1881/2015 and has made the following changes to the extent indicated below:

  1. The exception in the aforesaid judgement dated 13th May 2015 permitting the publication of the photographs of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of the country, subject to the said authorities themselves deciding the question, is now extended to the Governors and the Chief Ministers of the States.
  2. In lieu of the photograph of the Prime Minister, the photograph of the Departmental (Cabinet) Minister/ Minister In-Charge of the concerned Ministry may be published, if so desired.
  3. In the States, similarly, the photograph of the Departmental (Cabinet) Minister/ Minister In-charge in lieu of the photograph of the Chief Minister may be published, if so desired.
  4. All other observations/directions in the aforesaid judgement dated 13th May,2015 shall continue to remain in force subject to the above modification.

All concerned are hereby directed to adhere / comply to the guidelines with immediate effect. This notification was issued in supercession of this Department's notification of even number dated 27th August, 2015.



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