Former Supreme Court judge C K Prasad has been appointed the chairman of the press council of India (PCI) for a second term. Justice Prasad headed the media watchdog for three years from November 2014. He had succeeded Justice Markanday Katju.
A three-member committee headed by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, which met last week, had given its nod for appointing Prasad as the PCI chief for a second term.
The Press Council of India is a statutory body with a mandate to act as a watchdog to oversee the conduct of the print media.