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."
First Published: May 06, 2009 21:46 IST