IBF appoints Justice Gita Mittal as new chairperson of BCCC

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The board of directors of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has appointed Justice Gita Mittal, former Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir, as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC).

Justice Mittal succeeds former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen, whose tenure as BCCC Chairperson has ended.

Having served as the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court, she is also the first woman chairperson of BCCC.

BCCC is the independent self-regulatory body set up by the IBF in June 2011 to examine content-related complaints relating to all non-news general entertainment channels in India A delegation of the IBF Board, led by the Foundation’s President, K Madhavan, managing director, Star and Disney India, invited Justice Mittal to chair BCCC. The 13-member BCCC, which is in its tenth year of operation, has addressed more than 96,000 content-related complaints.