Justice CK Prasad appointed Press Council of India chief for second term
Prasad headed the media watchdog for three years from November 2014
Former Supreme Court Judge C K Prasad has been appointed the chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI) for a second term, according to media reports.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notification in this regard yesterday, stated some reports in the media.
"The Central government hereby notifies the re-nomination of Justice C K Prasad, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the chairman of the Press Council of India," the notification reportedly mentioned.
Prasad headed the media watchdog for three years from November 2014.
The approval for appointing Prasad for the second term was reportedly given by a three-member committee headed by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
The Press Council of India is a statutory body that acts as a watchdog to oversee the conduct of the print media.
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