The candidates and political parties getting printed publicity material from printing presses should have name of the printer and the publisher mentioned on the main page otherwise action will be taken against that printing press.

February 12, 2019
  • Chandigarh, Feb 11 – The candidates and political parties getting printed publicity material from printing presses should have name of the printer and the publisher mentioned on the main page otherwise action will be taken against that printing press.
  • While stating this here today, the Joint Chief Election Officer of Haryana, Dr. Indra Jeet said that it is mandatory to follow Section 127-A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 in connection with printing of election material from printing presses.
  • Under this Act, no person would print or publish, or cause to be printed or published, any election pamphlet or poster which does not bear on its face the names and addresses of the printer and the publisher. He said that no person would print or cause to be printed any election pamphlet or poster unless a declaration as to the identity of the publisher thereof, signed by him and attested by two persons to whom he is personally known, is delivered by him to the printer in duplicate. Apart from this, within a reasonable time after printing, the printer will send the matter to the Chief Electoral Officer, where it is printed in the capital of the state and in any other case to the District Magistrate of the district in which it is printed.
  • Any person, who contravenes any of the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), would be punishable with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to six months, or with fine, which may extend to Rs 2,000, or with both, he added.