New Delhi: The Centre has asked state
governments to take action against the use of `Hindustan` on
sanitary wares, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Consumer Affairs
Ministry K V Thomas also informed that the Uttar Pradesh
government has been asked to take action against the improper
use of `Sansad` as a name by realty firms Gaursons Hitech
Infrastructure and Panchsheel Buildtech.
"All the state governments, Union Territories and
ministries and departments of the Central government have
been requested to take action to stop the use of `Hindustan`
on sanitary wares immediately," Thomas said.
The minister said the government has received a dozen
complaints in the last three years against the violation of
the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.
Last year, a complaint was received against realty major
DLF for using the logo `DLF Building India` at both ends of
the pitch right in the centre of the stadium during IPL
The minister, however, said that DLF had withdrawn the
use of `India` from the field immediately.
He also said that the Kerala government has been asked
to take action against the misuse of photograph of President
of India by Kochi-based Kunnath Pharmaceuticals.
Besides, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh governments have
been asked to curb the misuse of the name of National Human
Right Commission, Thomas said.