Violation of Cosmetic Regulations in India will be sentenced to prisonSivaranjani Soundararaj (Author) Published Date : Feb 09, 2020 00:06 IST
Cosmetic Regulations in India sentences prison: Advertisements run the current world in their phase by promoting normal products with intriguing business strategies to sell in the market. But the Indian Government came as a barrier to the underworld fake promos revolving in the real-life.
Yes, The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has declared the corrected amendment to the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements Act, 1954), sentencing punishment of 5 years jail and a fine up to 50 Lakhs for advertisements involving magic remedies for skin and other health-related matters.
The 1954 Objectionable Advertisement Act proposed the ban of advertisements, which involves promos curing nearly 54 diseases. As a change in time, in 2020, the Indian Government amended the Advertisement Act increased the number of disorders and diseases to 78, including AIDS, Diabetes, Eye irregularities, Ear impairments etc.
In such a case, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has ordered to take action under the Section 7 Act for those failing to ban the advertisements involving these 78 ailments.
Objectionable Advertisements Amendment Act, 2020:
The proposed draft amendment sentences 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 50 lakhs for those neglecting to ban the advertisement regarding the declared ailments.
Under Section 7 of the Act, the first conviction is culpable with imprisonment of up to two years or fine of ten lakhs; and a subsequent complaint can result in imprisonment of up to five years or with a fine of 50 lakhs, or both.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare issued a notice regarding the need for amendment as it is necessary "to keep pace with changing time and technology."
Who are all in Ban?
The Advertisement Amendment Act 2020 proposed by the Health Ministry bans the advertisements involving products which promote fairness skin, sexual enhancement, premature greying, energy boosters, improvement in height of Children, Brain health-boosting products, increase in brain capacity and memory, improvement in strength of teeth and vision, change of foetal gender by drugs.
What is Magic Remedy?
The draft law recognizes Magic Remedy as the advertisements which insist on any miraculous powers in the form of mantras, kavachas or any other charm for curing, treating or preventing any diseases in any form of living creatures. Such fake promises or magic remedies made via advertisements are on the verge of extinction with legal offence notice for a change in pace.
Why is the Act Necessary?
The draft amendment Act 2020 is much needed in the present world of advertisements where the fake promises and media rule the whole human body myths. Through the strict act of cosmetic regulations, the number of false products and manufacturers might disappear to a large extent followed by the development of cosmetics involving natural bliss.