Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, the independent self-regulatory body for general entertainment channels set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).
Justice Sen takes over from former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal, whose three year term as the Chairperson has come to an end. An alumnus of St. Xavier’s School (Delhi) and St. Stephen’s College (Delhi), Justice Sen earned his degree in Law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He was the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court before being appointed to the Supreme Court in 2012.
Set up in 2011, BCCC examines content-related complaints relating to all non-news general entertainment channels in India. Over the last six years, the 13-member body has handled more than 40,000 content-related complaints.
The decision of Justice Sen’s appointment was taken by the IBF Board of Directors, comprising IBF President Punit Goenka (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd), and Directors Aroon Purie (Chairman, TV Today Network), Rajat Sharma (Chairman, India TV), Uday Shankar (Chief Executive Officer, Star India) and I. Venkat (Director, Eenadu).
“Our board is confident that justice Sen’s presence will stimulate the process of adjudicating complaints received from various stakeholders, including the ministry of information & broadcasting, and take forward the process of transparent and impartial decision-making,” Mr. Geonka said in a statement.