A panel, which was appointed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has ordered Delhi government to "reimburse to the state exchequer" the entire amount that Aam Aadmi Party had spent on its advertisements.
It on content regulation of government advertisements charged the city government of violating Supreme Court rulings.
Its order said: "The Committee directs the Government of NCT of Delhi to get the entire expenditure so incurred on ... category .. reimbursed to the state exchequer from the Aam Aadmi Party."
The panel said that if some CMs thought their policies were vital to the entire nation, then such political parties should take care of expenditure of such publicity and not the concerned government.
It passed the order taking cognizance of complaints registered by Congress leader Ajay Maken.
The panel found that there had been violations in categories like outstation advertisements, on self-glorification and false and misleading ones. AAP had also targeted media, political opponents, and even mentioned parties in power by name.
It added that the AAP government should not have issued advertisements on incidents happening in other states.
As per top court order of May 13, 2015, advertisements by state governments should not be "outside its boundaries", but it should be for attracting investment and talent to the state.