ASCI rules against 134 ads that violated code in July 2014

Education sector ads, followed by those for Health and Personal Care, accounted for most violations

Oct 14, 2014 05:55:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

ASCI’s Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) ruled that 134 of the 147 ads for July 2014 it evaluated had violated the self-regulation code.
 
Education followed by Health and Personal Care were the categories with the most number of violations in the month.
 
Health and Personal Care
CompanyBrand
Dr. Dassan'sAyurvedic Herbal Formulations BP Flow capsules
Louis Herbal ProductsLouis Herbal Products
Naik’s HomeopathyNaik’s Homeopathy
L'Oreal India P Ltd GarnierColour Naturals 
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Pureit Water Purifier 
Shathayu Ayurveda 
Atiya Herbs – Hakim Suleman H Care SyrupHakim Suleman H Care Syrup 
Direct Hair Implantation  
Diabliss Consumer Products Private Limited Diabliss Herbal Cane Sugar
Prabha Homeo Clinic  
Eye Q Eye Care Hospital  
Siddhi Ayurveda Sugar Nashini Capsule 
Keva Ayurveda Health Care Pvt Ltd 
Deltas Pharma Deltas PanchaTulsi Drops 
Ree Age Solutions Body 
TVM (Easy Slim Tea) 
SBS Biotech Dr.Juneja’s Kesh King Hair Oil 
Anmol Ayurvedic Hospital & Panchkarm Institute
Dr. Manoj’s Homeopathy  
G.D. Pharmaceuticals P. Ltd. (Boreline Suthol Skin Shower
Dibafit 
Daves Noni & Juice Private Limited Daves Noni
Herbal Research Centre 
Women’s Center 
Nurture Health Care (Ayurex -S Capsule) 
Ayur Gen Herbals Shapeup Breast Cream, Grow Tall Plus
Zee Laboratories Brexelant
Olefia Biopharma Limited Olefia Crush Stone Syrup 
Seva Herbal 
Gupta Clinic 
Cure India RemediesGetset Go Ayurvedic Oil & Syrup
AshwaPrash 
Prince Pharma Prince Tila
Ayurmed Herbs & Pharmaceuticals AjmodRas
Bharat Herbals Nonstop Oil & Capsules 
Keva Ayurveda Health Care Pvt LtdKeva Ayurveda 
Soliel International Healthcare  
Ganga Clinic 
Global Health 
Hasham Manji Padamshi Surmawal  
I.T.C. Limited (Vivel) 
L'Oreal India P Ltd  
Hygienic Research Institute Super Vasmol 33 Kesh Kala 
Marico Ltd Livon Hair Gain 
Om Shanti Cancer Nidan Sansthak 
Izda Health (Rebond) Care 
Kalada Plastic Cosmetic Surgery & Burn Centre 
Dr. Batra’s Homeopathy Clinic  
Leeford Healthcare Ltd Meglow Premium Fairness Cream
Drinkers Stop.com 
Marico Ltd Livon Conditioning Cream Colour 
Vi John Group Maja Health Care Division Cobra Deodorant 
Pfizer Limited 
AAA Teleshopping Private Limited Total Health Achiever 
AAA Teleshopping Private Limited Slim 20 
Narendra Chitte Deaddiction Clinic  
 
The CCC found the following claims in the above category to be either misleading or false or not adequately/scientifically substantiated and hence violating the body’s Code.

Education

CompanyBrand
Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies  
Institute of Engineering & Management 
International Institute of Hotel Management 
CL Educate Ltd 
Microtek College of Management & Technology
NR IAS Academy 
Orchard Mathematics Tutorial 
Saveetha University  
Institute of Technology Mayyil  
Indus Institute of Hotel Management 
Prestige Institute of Management  
Agni School of Business  
CL Educate Ltd 
ICA Infotech  
Byju’s Classes 
Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd Billabong High 
AIHM Institute of Hotel Management 
Bhutta College of Engineering &Technology 
Chennai Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management
Vajiram and Ravi  
A Gladiator Centre of Education Foundation 
BRCM College of Engineering &Technology 
Eduzone 
Neelkanth Group of Institutions  
PDCPA 
Vidyasagar Institute of Banking 
Jamboree Education  
Ratnashila Hospital 
National Institute of Hotel Management 
State Institute of Hotel Management 
Jaydev Institute of Social Sciences and Research
Gayatri Educational Institutions 
Educational Mission of Information Technology (EMIT)
Indian Institute of Catering Technology and Hotel Management
Yamuna Group of Institutions 
Shree Balaji Group 
Global Institute 
Pooja Seva Shiksha Samiti 
Modern Institute of Fire & Safety Engineering 
Aryan Technologies 
Apex Group of Institutions 
Emerald’s School of Business 
Excellence Informatix 
Genius Child Educare Pvt. Ltd 
School of Indian Hotel Management 
Global School of Management 
Moradabad Institute of Technology 
Radharaman Group of Institutions 
Bansal Management Group of Institutes 
Punjab Technical University 
Madhav Education Charitable Trust - AIMS Education Campus
Mahendra Educational Pvt Ltd 
Eduzone 
JRSS Coaching Institute 
Margdarshan Premier Institute 
Mayadhar's Classes 
Pinnacle Career Institute 
Vidyasagar Institute of Banking 
Softtech College 
NadarMahajanaSangam (JayarajAnnapackiam College of Pharmacy)
Susee Information System Pvt. Ltd 
Teacher Training Centre 
Indus Institute of Technology and Management 
 
The CCC found the claim's made by the advertisers unsubstantiated.

Teleshopping

CompanyBrand
Shri Sobhagya Laxmi Yantra 
TVC Sky Shop Limited Shri Lakshmi Kuber Dhan Varsha Yantra 
Eage Shopping Pvt Ltd. NavGrah Sewa Sanstha 
Sat Kartar Shopping Private Limited Nari Jeeven Jyoti 
Sky Brand India Gymnedine 
Sidh Chat Mata Kawach 

Jewellery

CompanyBrand
Joyalukkas Jewellers 
 
The advertisement claims “shop and win 12 BMC cars plus 2 kg gold” was found to be misleading as and in violation of Chapters I.4 and I.5 (f) of the ASCI Code. 
 

Automobiles

CompanyBrand
Hero MotoCorp Hero Xtreme 
Hyundai Motor India Limited 
TVS Motor Company TVS Phoenix 125 
Hero Motorcorp Hero Xtreme 

Others

CompanyBrand
Sando Benz Innerwear 
Croma RetailCroma Retail
Kotak Mahindra Bank 
Myntra.com  
LG Electronics Pvt. Ltd.  
Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Ltd

Complaints against the following ads were upheld.