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Poll panel conveys 'displeasure' over release of pension ad

The Election Commission conveyed its "displeasure" to the government-run Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for releasing an advertisement in newspapers.

india Updated: May 06, 2009 21:48 IST

The Election Commission on Wednesday conveyed its "displeasure" to the government-run Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for releasing an advertisement in newspapers.

The advertisement appeared in newspapers May 1, announcing a new pension system for all eligible citizens in the age group of 18-55.

"The Election Commission has conveyed its displeasure to the PFRDA," said Deputy Election Commissioner R Balakrishnan.

He also said the commission has asked the PFRDA not to release advertisements till the date the model code of conduct is in effect.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat had sent a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla seeking his intervention as the advertisement was a "clear violation of the model code of conduct."