Justice CK Prasad Gets Second Term As Press Council Of India Chairman [Read Notification]
Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has been appointed as the Chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI) for a second term. The decision was reportedly taken by a three-member committee headed by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in a meeting held last week. Justice Prasad had taken over from Justice Markanday Katju in November, 2014.
Recently, journalists from eight media houses had issued a statement expressing "grave concern" about the decisions taken by Justice Prasad to form the 13th Press Council. They had alleged that he had "overlooked precedence and adopted a process to keep out certain media associations and candidates".
The joint statement was issued by the All India Newspaper Editors Conference, Indian Journalists Union, Indian Newspaper Society, Working News Cameramen Association, Hindi Samachar Patr Sammelan, National Union of Journalists (India), All India Small and Medium Newspapers Federation and Press Association.
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