Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai Named Chairperson, Press Council Of India

Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai Named Chairperson, Press Council Of India

New Delhi, June 18 (TNA) The Government of India late on Friday named Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai as the Chairperson of Press Council of India. Desai is a retired Judge of Supreme Court of India. Justice Desai had recently headed the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir, which was set up to redraw the assembly constituencies of the Union Territory.

A committee comprising vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and PCI member Prakash Dubey approved her appointment as the PCI chairperson at a meeting held on Tuesday and the announcement was made on Friday night.

Justice Desai, 72, is also a former judge of the Bombay high court. The post was lying vacant since Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad (retd) completed his term as PCI chairperson and demitted office in November last year.

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