A district level Media Certification & Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has been formed under the presidentship of Vimla R, District Collector for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections at the directives by the Election Commission.
The committee will give certification to the political advertisements and keep close eye on paid news, informed Vimla R during the first meeting of the committee held here on Tuesday. She said that the committee would keep watch on advertisements being released on AIR, Doordarshan, Different channels and local channels through CyberCell of Police Department. The Collector asked to work carefully with transparency even though there is limited number of voters.
Praveen Take, District Information Officer, will be the Member Secretary of the committee while Pradeep Jaronde, Programme Officer, AIR, Nagpur, Atul Pande, City Editor of Maharashtra Times, Shasheen Rai, Asstt Director, Press Information Bureau, and Nitin Fatangare, Pl of Cyber Cell, are the members.
Minal Kalaskar, Deputy District Election Officer, Rahul Sarang, Tehsildar, members and others were present.