Based on which committee recommendations, the Supreme Court has banned politicians photos on government advertisements?

Based on which committee recommendations, the Supreme Court has banned politicians photos on government advertisements?
[A]N S Madhava Menon Committee
[B]M B Shah Committee
[C]Mukesh Maudgil Committee
[D]Chaturvedi Committee

N S Madhava Menon Committee
In a historic judgment the Supreme Court restrained ruling parties from publishing photographs of political leaders or prominent persons in government-funded advertisements. The apex court said such photos divert attention from the policy of the government, unnecessarily associate an individual with a government project and pave the way for cultivating a “personality cult”. However, the court held that the photos of only three constitutional authorities – Prime Minister, President and Chief Justice of India – can be used in such ads. The judgment came on the basis of a series of recommendations given by its own committee led by noted legal academician N.S. Madhava Menon on introducing checks on government-funded ads. The committee was formed in April 2014 on a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause had argued that ruling party leaders and ministers were taking undue advantage at public expenses. The Menon panel had recommended a complete ban on publishing of photos in the ads. It had further said that no ads should be allowed on election eve.

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  • Parvathi
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    It is none other than Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon.