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GENERAL ELECTION TO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES OF RAJASTHAN, MADHYA PRADESH, CHHATTISGARH, MIZORAM AND NCT OF DELHI 2013 - ALLOTMENT OF BROADCAST/TELECAST TIME TO POLITICAL PARTIES - REGARDING.

 

PRESS NOTE

 

 

A copy of the Order No.437/TVs/2013/Media (vol. III), dated 17th October 2013 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi - 2013 is enclosed for the information of the general public.

 

Election Commission of India

17th October , 2013 , New Delhi

 

RM/

 

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA

Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001

No. 437/TVs/2013/Media (vol.III)                                                       Dated : 17th October 2013

 

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 and 2009.

           

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 Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi 2013.

           

The facilities of use of broadcast time and telecast time will be available only to ‘National Parties’ and  ‘RecognizedState Parties’ in respect of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi.

 

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 Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi and relayed by other stations within Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi.

 

2.                  A base time of 45 minutes will be given to each National Party and Recognized State Party (recognized in respect of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi) uniformly on the Regional Kendras ofDoordarshan network and All India Radio network in the States/UT of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi.

 

 

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 States/UT of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi.

 

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

 

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 the respective States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and NCT of Delhi.

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.

 

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.

 

8.                  In addition to the broadcast by parties, the Prasar Bharati Corporation will organise 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.

 

10.              Time Vouchers 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 RAJASTHAN 2013

 

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

Rajasthan

BSP

70

70

14 (5 minutes each)

14 (5 minutes each)

BJP

160

160

32 (5 minutes each)

32 (5 minutes each)

CPI

46

46

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

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

CPI (M)

50

50

10 (5 minutes each)

10 (5 minutes each)

INC

168

168

33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)

33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)

NCP

46

46

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

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

Total

540

540

540

540

 


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NCT OF DELHI 2013

 

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

NCT of Delhi

BSP

86

86

17 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minute)

17 (5 minutes each) +1 (1 minute)

BJP

152

152

30 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minute)

30 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minute)

CPI

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

INC

163

163

32 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)

32 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)

NCP

49

49

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

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

Total

540

540

540

540

 


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NCT OF CHHATTISGARH 2013

 

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

Chhattisgarh

BSP

64

64

12 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minute)

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

BJP

170

170

34 (5 minutes each)

34 (5 minutes each)

CPI

48

48

9 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

9 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

CPI (M)

46

46

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

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

INC

165

165

33 (5 minutes each)

33 (5 minutes each)

NCP

47

47

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

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

Total

540

540

540

540


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NCT OF MADHYA PRADESH 2013

 

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

Madhya Pradesh

BSP

75

75

15 (5 minutes each)

15 (5 minutes each)

BJP

173

173

34 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

34 (5 minutes each) +1 (3 minute)

CPI

46

46

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

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

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

INC

155

155

31 (5 minutes each)

31 (5 minutes each)

NCP

46

46

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

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

Total

540

540

540

540

 


 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NCT OF MIZORAM 2013

 

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

Mizoram

BSP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

BJP

47

47

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

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

CPI

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

INC

219

219

43 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes each)

43 (5 minutes each) +1 (4 minutes each)

NCP

45

45

9 (5 minutes each)

9 (5 minutes each)

MNF

182

182

36 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes each)

36 (5 minutes each) +1 (2 minutes each)

MPC

91

91

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

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

ZNP

91

91

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

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

Total

810

810

810

810


 

 LIST OF POLITICAL PARTIES

 

Sl.No.

Abbreviation

Status

Name of Party

1

BSP

National Party

Bahujan Samaj Party

2

BJP

National Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

3

CPI

National Party

Communist Party of India

4

CPI (M)

National Party

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

5

INC

National Party

Indian National Congress

6

NCP

National Party

Nationalist Congress Party

7

MNF

State Party

Mizo National Front

8

MPC

State Party

Mizoram People’s Conference

9

ZNP

State Party

Zoram Nationalist Party

 

 

PIB, Aizawl

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