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Former SC judge CK Prasad to succeed Katju as PCI Chief

PTI 25 Nov 2014, 13:04:57 PM IST

New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge CK Prasad is set to be appointed as the next Chairperson of the Press Council of India.

Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said Prasad has been selected by a committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari yesterday and a communication has been received in this regard.

Prasad will succeed justice Markenday Katju as the Chairman of the PCI.

The Press Council of India is a statutory body of the country that governs the conduct of the print media. It has supreme power in regard to the media to ensure that freedom of speech is maintained.