Justice Vikramajit Sen to head Broadcasting Content Complaints Council

Justice Vikramajit Sen to head Broadcasting Content Complaints Council

Justice Vikramajit Sen to head Broadcasting Content Complaints Council
Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen, is the new Chairperson of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC). The board of directors of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has appointed the former Supreme Court Judge to the post.

“A delegation of the IBF Board, led by the Foundation’s President Punit Goenka, and comprising its directors Aroon Purie, Rajat Sharma, Uday Shankar and I Venkat, met Justice Sen and invited him to chair the BCCC for the next three years,” the IBF said in a statement here on Wednesday.

The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.

Justice Sen succeeds former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Justice Mukul Mudgal, whose three-year term as the BCCC Chairperson has come to an end.

In his acceptance message, Justice Sen said, “I am looking forward to this exciting assignment. Independence of the media is extremely important and equally important is the responsibility that comes along with it.”

Justice Vikramajit Sen, an alumnus of St. Xavier’s School (Delhi) and St. Stephen’s College (Delhi), earned his degree in Law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. After a long tenure as a Judge of the Delhi High Court, he was appointed Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court and elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 2012, an office he served till December 2015.
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