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General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh 2017-Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State Political Parties -regarding.

A copy of the Order No.437/TA-LA/2017/Communication, dated 11th January, 2017 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh 2017 is enclosed for the information of the general public.

 

Election Commission of India

New Delhi, 11 January, 2017

 

RM//RS

 

 

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA

Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001

 

No. 437/TA-LA/2017/Communication                                             Dated: 11th January, 2017

 
ORDER

 

            At the time of General Elections to the Lok Sabha in 1998, a new initiative for State funding of recognized political parties through free use of the State owned Television and Radio was introduced under directions of the Commission vide its Order, dated 16th January, 1998. The said scheme was subsequently extended in all the General Elections to the State Assemblies held after 1998 and General Elections to the Lok Sabha in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

           

With the amendments to the Representation of People Act, 1951 vide "Election and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2003" and the rules notified thereunder, equitable time sharing for campaigning by recognized political parties on electronic media now has statutory basis. In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of the Explanation below section 39A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Central Government has notified all such broadcasting media which are owned or controlled or financed wholly or substantially by funds provided to them by the Central Government as the electronic media for the purposes of that section. Therefore, the Commission has decided to extend the said scheme of equitable time sharing on electronic media through Prasar Bharati Corporation to the ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh -2017.

           

The facilities of use of broadcast time and telecast time will be available only to ‘National Parties’ and ‘Recognized State Parties’ in respect of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh.

 

THE SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SCHEME ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.         The facilities will be available from the Regional Kendra of the All India Radio and Doordarshan and in the headquarters of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh and relayed by other stations within the above mentioned States/UTs.

 

Time allotted for Telecast/Broadcast:

 

2.         A base time of 45 minutes will be given to each National Party and Recognized State Party (recognized in respect of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh) uniformly on the Regional Kendras of Doordarshan network and All India Radio network in the above mentioned States/UTs.

 

3.         The additional time to be allotted to the parties has been decided on the basis of the poll performance of the parties in the last assembly election from the respective above mentioned States/UTs.

 

4.         In a single session of broadcast, no party will be allocated more than 15 minutes.

 

Date of Telecast/Broadcast:

 

5.         The period of broadcast and telecast will be between the last date of filing the nominations for the first phase of poll and two days before the date of poll (in each phase) in the respective of above mentioned States/UTs.

 

6.         The Prasar Bharati Corporation in consultation with the Commission will decide the actual date and time for broadcast and telecast. This will be subject to the broad technical constraints governing the actual time of transmission available with the Doordarshan and All India Radio.

 

            Submission of Transcripts in advance:

 

7.         The guidelines prescribed by the Commission for telecast and broadcast will be strictly followed. The parties will be required to submit transcripts and recording in advance. The parties can get this recorded at their own cost in studios, which meet the technical standards prescribed by the Prasar Bharati Corporation or at the Doordarshan/All India Radio Kendra. They can, in the alternative, have these recorded in the studios of Doordarshan and All India Radio by advance requests. In such cases, the recordings may be done at the State Capital and at timings indicated by Doordarshan/All India Radio in advance.

 

            Panel Discussions and Debate:

 

8.         In addition to the broadcast by parties, the Prasar Bharati Corporation will organize a maximum of two panel discussions and/or debates on the Kendra/Station of Doordarshan/All India Radio. Each eligible party can nominate one representative to such a programme.

 

9.         The Election Commission of India will approve the names of coordinators for such panel discussions and debates in consultation with the Prasar Bharati Corporation.

 

            Guidelines for observance in Telecasts/Broadcasts:

 

10.       The telecasts/broadcasts on Doordarshan/AIR will not permit:

 

a)         Criticism of other countries;

b)         Attack on religions or communities;

c)         anything obscene or defamatory;

d)         incitement of violence;

e)         anything amounting to contempt of court;

f)         aspersion against the integrity of the President and Judiciary;

g)         anything affecting the unity, socereignty and integrity of the Nation;

h)         any criticism by name of any person;

 

Time Vouchers for Parties:-

 

11.       will be available in the denomination of 5 minutes with one voucher having time allotment from 1 to 4 minutes and the parties will be free to combine them suitably. The allotment of time to different political parties is given in a statement enclosed herewith.

 

By order,

 

 

 

(Dhirendra Ojha)

Director

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF GOA 2017

 

Time available to National Parties on

Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

 

Name of State

Name of National/ State Party

Total time allotted in minutes for

No. of Time Vouchers issued for

 

 

Broadcast

Telecast

Broadcast

Telecast

GOA

AITC

53

53

10 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

10 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

BJP

205

205

41 (5 minutes each)

41 (5 minutes each)

BSP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

CPI

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

INC

187

187

37 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes)

37 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes)

NCP

64

64

12 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

12 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

MG

76

76

15 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

15 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

Total

720

720

720

720

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF MANIPUR 2017

 

Time available to National Parties on

Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

 

Name of State

Name of National/ State Party

Total time allotted in minutes for

No. of Time Vouchers issued for

 

 

Broadcast

Telecast

Broadcast

Telecast

MANIPUR

AITC

129

129

25 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minute)

25 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minute)

BJP

55

55

11 (5 minutes each)

11 (5 minutes each)

BSP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

CPI

74

74

14 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

14 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

INC

254

254

50 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

50 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

NCP

81

81

16 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

16 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

NPF

82

82

16 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes each)

16 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes)

PDA

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

Total

810

810

810

810

 


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB 2017

 

Time available to National Parties on

Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

 

Name of State

Name of National/ State Party

Total time allotted in minutes for

No. of Time Vouchers issued for

 

 

Broadcast

Telecast

Broadcast

Telecast

PUNJAB

AITC

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

BJP

78

78

15 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

15 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

BSP

65

65

13 (5 minutes each)

13 (5 minutes each)

 

CPI

49

49

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

CPI (M)

46

46

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

INC

231

231

46 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

46 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

NCP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

AAP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

SAD

206

206

41 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

41 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

Total

810

810

810

810

 


GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTARAKHAND 2017

 

Time available to National Parties on

Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

 

Name of State

Name of National/ State Party

Total time allotted in minutes for

No. of Time Vouchers issued for

 

 

Broadcast

Telecast

Broadcast

Telecast

UTTARA-KHAND

AITC

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

BJP

176

176

35 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

35 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

BSP

93

93

18 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

18 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

CPI

46

46

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

CPI (M)

46

46

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

INC

178

178

35 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

35 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minutes)

NCP

46

46

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

Total

630

630

630

630

 


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH 2017

 

Time available to National Parties on

Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

 

Name of State

Name of National/ State Party

Total time allotted in minutes for

No. of Time Vouchers issued for

 

 

Broadcast

Telecast

Broadcast

Telecast

UTTAR PRADESH

AITC

47

47

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

BJP

117

117

23 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

23 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

BSP

169

169

33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minutes)

CPI

46

46

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minutes)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

 

INC

101

101

20 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

20 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

NCP

47

47

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (2 minutes)

RLD

56

56

11 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

11 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minutes)

SP

184

184

36 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

36 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes)

Total

812

812

812

812

 


LIST OF POLITICAL PARTIES (GOA, MANIPUR,

PUNJAB, UTTARAKHAND & UTTAR PRADESH)

 

Sl.No.

Abbreviation

Status

Name of Party

1

AITC

National Party

All India Trinamool Congress

2

BSP

National Party

Bahujan Samaj Party

3

BJP

National Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

4

CPI

National Party

Communist Party of India

5

CPI (M)

National Party

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

6

INC

National Party

Indian National Congress

7

NCP

National Party

Nationalist Congress Party

8

MG

State Party

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak

9

NPF

State Party

Naga Peoples Front

10

PDA

State Party

Progressive Democratic Alliance

11

AAP

State Party

Aam Aadmi Party

12

SAD

State Party

Shiromani Akali Dal

13

RLD

State Party

Rashtriya Lok Dal

14

SP

State Party

Samajwadi Party