Justice Mukul Mudgal appointed as Chief of BCCC
Justice Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, was appointed as the chief of the BCCC.
Justice Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, was appointed as the chief of the Broadcast Content Complaints Council (BCCC). The appointment was approved by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), an association of channels. He will take charge as the chief of BCCC towards the end of February 2014.
Justice Mudgal will replace Justice A P Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court who has been appointed as head of the Law Commission of India.
About Justice Mukul Mudgal
Justice Mukul Mudgal chaired a committee set up by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry to propose amendments to the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
He also headed the Committee that was set up by the Supreme Court to probe into IPL spot-fixing.
BCCC is an independent complaint redressal system established in June 2011 by the IBF - an apex body of broadcasters.
The Council is a thirteen member body consisting of a Chairperson who is retired Judge of the Supreme Court or High Court and 12 other members.
The objective of BCCC is to
- issue certain guiding principles for programme content on the channels;
- usher in a redressal mechanism for viewer complaints; and
- ensure that programming creativity flourished in a free-speech environment without ad-hoc interventions.