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ARNAB USING THE NAME “REPUBLIC” OR “REPUBLIC TV” FOR HIS PRIVATE TV CHANNEL IS “DIRECT BREACH” OF THE EMBLEMS AND NAMES (PREVENTION OF IMPROPER USE) ACT, 1950.

 
 
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ARNAB USING THE NAME “REPUBLIC” OR “REPUBLIC TV” FOR HIS PRIVATE TV CHANNEL IS “DIRECT BREACH” OF THE EMBLEMS AND NAMES (PREVENTION OF IMPROPER USE) ACT, 1950.
by System Administrator - Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 3:40 AM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru:: "Republic” or "Republic TV ” both words cannot be used by a private person for commercial venture as one is directly prohibited and another is indirectly prohibited ” as it is a "direct breach” of the sectionschedule2(a) 3 schedule item 6 and 7 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 .I have asked PIO and Under Secretary "A”Wing Shasthri Building The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi :110001 information and reasons under section 4(I) (d) RTI Act for giving the license to popular news anchor Arnab Goswami and director to use the name "Republic” or "Republic TV ” as it is a "direct breach” of the sectionschedule2(a) 3 schedule item 6 and 7 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and action taken report on Dr Swamy's letter to I&B ministry dated 13-01-2017 and ARG outlier Media Private Limited letter dated 28-01-2017 .Earlier I had asked The Public Information Officer O/O The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhito provide me information and reasons under section 4(I) (d) RTI Act for giving the license to popular news anchor Arnab Goswami to use the name "Republic”as it is a "direct breach” of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and action taken report on Dr Swamy's letter to I&B ministry dated 13-01-2017 .Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(I) (a) (b) (c) (d) RTI Act.RTI is a total problem solving mechanism and poor man's tool to solve his problems and not just record providing tool RTI Act is not just 2(f) .It provides transparency under 2(f) and4(1) (a) (b) (c) and Accountability under 4(1)(d). 4(1)(d) is check on whether public authority function under and as per 4(1) (a) (b) (c).RTI is a total problem solving mechanism and not just record providing tool.RTI will provide transparency and Accountability and this reduces the corruption. This information and reasons need to be provided to me as per Guide on RTIto Information Act 2005 published by the Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training (available here :http://rti.gov.in/RTICorner/Guideonrti.pdf) on page 12 and Para 9, following is stated: Providing Reasons for Decisions: The public authorities take various administrative and quasi-judicial decisions which affect the interests of certain persons. It is mandatory for the concerned public authority to provide reasons for such decisions to the affected persons. It may be done by using appropriate mode of communication .Attention is also invited towards the thread 'Affected Person ' under RTI ACT. In fact, it can be said that "Affected" refers back to an action. The"Affected Persons" are the ones who are affected by that action. The reasons need to be given to affected person and copy of that can be given to me under 2 f of RTI Act. The The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d).