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General Election to Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa 2012 - Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to Political Parties

New Delhi : January 12,2012

PRESS NOTE

A copy of the Order No.437/TVs/2012/Media, dated 11th January  2012 issued by the Election Commission of India regarding allotment of broadcast/telecast time to political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa- 2012  is enclosed for the information of the general public.

 

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 Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa 2012 .

           

The facilities of use of broadcast time and telecast time will be available only to National Parties and Recognised State Parties in the State of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa

 

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 Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa and relayed by other stations within the respective States.

 

2.                  A base time of 45 minutes will be given to each National Party and Recognized State Party (recognized in the respective State) uniformly on the Regional Kendra of Doordarshan network and All India Radio network in the State of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

 

3.                  The National and the State Parties will be treated at par for the Assembly elections.

 

4.                  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, as required under rule 85C (3) of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 from the State of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

 

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

 

6.                  The period of broadcast and telecast will be between the last date of filing the nominations and will end two days before the date of poll in the State of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. However, there will be no telecast or broadcast during the 48 hours preceding the close of polls as per specific provisions of the Representation of  People Act, 1951.

 

7.                  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.

 

8.                  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 Kendras. 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.

 

9.                  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.

 

10.               The Election Commission of India will approve the names of coordinators for such panel discussions and debates in consultation with the Prasar Bharati Corporation.

 

11.                Time Vouchers will be available in the denomination of 1 to 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.

 

12.               Based upon the Commission’s order dated 27th December 2011, the time that would have been allotted on Doordarshan and All India Radio for broadcast for recognized parties for the “Uttrakahand Kranti Dal” (UKD) as per the existing policy, shall now be divided equally between the “Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) and “Jantantrik Uttarakhand Kranti Dal” for the ensuing general election to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF GOA 2012

 

Time available to National/State 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

Goa

BSP

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

BJP

175

175

35 (5 Minutes each)

35 (5 Minutes each)

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

183

183

36 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes )

36 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

NCP

66

66

13 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

13 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

MAG

82

82

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (2 Minutes)

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (2 Minutes)

SGF

78

78

15 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

15 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

Total

720

720

720

720

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF MANIPUR 2012

 

Time available to National/State 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

Manipur

BSP

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

BJP

50

50

10 (5 Minutes each)

10 (5 Minutes each)

CPI

76

76

15 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

15 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

CPI (M)

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

INC

230

230

46 (5 Minutes each)

46 (5 Minutes each)

NCP

91

91

18 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

18 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

MPP

128

128

25 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

25 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

RJD

81

81

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

NPP

64

64

12 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

12 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

Total

810

810

810

810

 


 

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB 2012

 

Time available to National/State 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

Punjab

BSP

59

59

11 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

11 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

BJP

73

73

14 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

14 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

CPI

48

48

9 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

9 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

CPI (M)

46

46

9 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (1 Minute)

9 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (1 Minute)

INC

186

186

37 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1Minute)

37 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1Minute)

NCP

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

SAD

173

173

34 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

34 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

Total

630

630

630

630

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH  2012

 

Time available to National/State 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

Uttar Pradesh

BSP

178

178

35 (5 Minutes each)  + 1 (3 Minutes)

35 (5 Minutes each)  + 1 (3 Minutes)

BJP

119

119

23 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

23 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (4 Minutes)

CPI

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

CPI (M)

46

46

9 (5 Minutes each)   + 1 (1 Minute)

9 (5 Minutes each)   + 1 (1 Minute)

INC

83

83

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

16 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (3 Minutes)

NCP

45

45

9 (5 Minutes each)

9 (5 Minutes each)

RLD

46

46

9 (5 Minutes each)   + 1 (1 Minute)

9 (5 Minutes each)   + 1 (1 Minute)

SP

156

156

31 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

31 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

Total

720

720

720

720

 


 

 

GENERAL ELECTION TO

THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTARAKHAND 2012

 

Time available to National/State 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

Uttarakhand

BSP

91

91

18 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

18 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (1 Minute)

BJP

169

169

33 (5 Minutes each) +1 (4 Minute)

33 (5 Minutes each) +1 (4 Minute)

CPI

46

46

9 (5 Minutes each)

+1 (1Minute)

9 (5 Minutes each)

+1 (1Minute)

CPI (M)

46

46

9 (5 Minutes each)

+1 (1Minute)

9 (5 Minutes each)

+1 (1Minute)

INC

160

160

32 (5 Minutes each)

32 (5 Minutes each)

NCP

52

52

10 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (2 Minutes)

10 (5 Minutes each) + 1 (2 Minutes)

UKD(P)*

33

33

6 (5 Minute  each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

6 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

JUKD *

33

33

6 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

6 (5 Minutes each)

+ 1 (3 Minutes)

Total

630

630

630

630

 

 

*Based upon the Commission’s order dated 27th December 2011, the time (66 Minutes each) that was allotted on Doordarshan and All India Radio for telecast/broadcast respectively for recognized parties for the “Uttrakhand Kranti Dal” (UKD) as per the existing policy, has now been divided equally between the “Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) (33 Minutes each) and “Jantantrik Uttarakhand Kranti Dal” (33 Minutes each) for the ensuing general election to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

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

MAG

State Party

(Goa)

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak

8

SGF

State Party

(Goa)

Save Goa Front

9

MPP

State Party

(Manipur)

Manipur People’s Party

10

RJD

State Party

(Manipur)

Rashtriya Janata Dal

11

NPP

State Party

(Manipur)

National People’s Party

12

SAD

State Party

(Punjab)

Shiromani Akali Dal

13

RLD

State Party

(Uttar Pradesh)

 Rashtriya Lok Dal

14

SP

State Party

(Uttar Pradesh)

Samajwadi Party

15

UKD (P)

State Party

(Uttarakhand)

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P)

16

JUKD

State Party

(Uttarakhand)

Jantantrik Uttarakhand Kranti Dal

 

 

 Election Commission of India

New Delhi, 12th  January, 2012

 

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