New Delhi: Former foreign secretary Chokila Iyer was on Thursday appointed a member of the New Broadcasting Standards (Disputes Redress) Authority set up to enforce the code of ethics and broadcasting standards for news channels.
Iyer, the first woman foreign secretary, has been appointed to the authority under the “eminent persons” category. On retirement from foreign service in June 2002, she served as vice-chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.
The authority, headed by former chief justice of India J.S. Verma, had become operational in October.