It is reported that the Group of Ministers headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has decided to impose a maximum three year ban on celebrities who endorse misleading advertisements. The earlier proposal was penalty including jail, but the same was dropped as an afterthought.

What about the owners of the product who are putting the misleading advertisements. They should be penalised with much more stringent punishments. It is cheating the public and endangering their health. Such people, however high they may be, should not be spared.