Bill Payments and Recharging on Amazon India

Sushubh

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The amount of fine etc is besides the point. All I am saying is your hatred towards PayTM is based on Modi's alleged endorsement of PayTM which didn't really happen officially or legally.

You can hate PayTM for their business practices and polices but not for something which is not even a thing.

Heres the thing, there are much more various and solid reasons to hate PayTM and our present sarkar, just don't hate it based on reasons which aren't valid or true.
 

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Rs. 500

Private companies can use PM Modi's photo in ads, could be fined Rs 500 like Reliance group for Jio ad

If this was really the case, every second ad would include image of PM to boost recognition. The ad were in no way unknown to the PMO no matter what they claim.
Oh come on... You really think the PMO office has time to go through a file of ads to approve/reject/view which has PM's face on it? There is no controversy here man, our govt. doesn't really care that much to uphold the law.
I am pretty sure there are many ads which easily get away with it unless and until people make an issue of it.
Unfortunately this is even true with use of our emblem and flag (whose usage is in the same ACT as PM or any Indian representative)

Also I am sure after the first fine the second charge on same ACT would be a bit more serious. Thats why it isn't repeated.

As much as this is bad, terrible and stupid as long as its in the law and being exploited nicely there is nothing wrong with it. Law is what makes us civilized and keeps us vigilant.
 


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You think ToI would publish a front page ad for x product with huge PM Modi image tomorrow on their front page without getting it approved through their channels in PMO? Cool.
 

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Absolutely. Pretty sure as long as TOI/any publication guidelines are met they would approve the ad. Since it was just an ad, they aren't liable to any legal actions.
Media publications are not obligated to make sure the ads are legal or not as long as they pass through the media censorship laws.

Few weeks ago a bitcoin book + free bitcoin in return/ scam ad was the first page of all newspapers, bitcoin as of now has no regulation in India (soon to be supposedly legal) but companies which ran bitcoin trading were raided last year and in one of parliament reading a minister even said bitcoin is a 'ponzi scheme'.
Pretty sure no media outlet was obligated to ask if they should run a bitcoin related ad or not.
 

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Guys there is no controversy here. Its plain and simple, it was an ad and the advertiser is liable to actions on it. Publications are only liable to the articles they cover with a byline attached to it.

Same goes for TV ads, when companies are fined for misleading ads, channels are blacklisted or banned or fined.

@Smh

Thats not how it works. Any newspaper with at least medium[1] circulation needs to get certified via Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry, which gets them in the list of papers which will run all or some of the govt. ads, these includes ads from various departments, various ministries, and govt. funded orgs.

If you really want to stir a controversy, you think govt. can afford to boycott leading newspapers?

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25,000 copies per day is small publication
45,000 - 75,000 copies per day is medium
75,000 + copies per day is large publication
 

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airtel doesnt work in 3rd party apps because airtel has to pay certain amount to every incoming recharge from other apps. so airtel stopped working on other apps to save on these fees. thats what im told by airtel guy
 

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duh. they pay commission to every road side vendor. so does other operators. no one operates recharging services for social service.