Former SC judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad appointed new PCI chief

New Delhi, Nov 26: Former Supreme Court judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Press Council of India (PCI).

He was selected by a three-member committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 5 of the Press Council Act, 1978 (37 of 1978), the central government hereby notifies the nomination of Justice C K Prasad, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Chairman of the Press Council of India," the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said in a statement.

Prasad will succeed Justice Markandey Katju, whose three- year term ended in October.

According to norms, the incumbent continues till his successor is appointed.

Born and educated in Patna, Prasad was elevated as permanent judge of the Patna High Court in November 1994.

He also was the Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court from March 3, 2008 to May 12, 2008 and from December 17, 2008 to March 15, 2009.

He took over as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on March 20, 2009.

He was elevated as a Supreme Court judge on February 8, 2010 from where he retired in July this year.


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