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Business News/ News / India/  Justice Gita Mittal appointed new chairperson of BCCC

Justice Gita Mittal appointed new chairperson of BCCC

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

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Justice Gita Mittal

The board of directors of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has appointed Justice Gita Mittal, former Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court, 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.

“I look forward to joining BCCC in its unique journey of self-regulation, which also promises to be an exciting and challenging one," Justice Mittal said in a statement.

Justice Mittal, an alumnus of Lady Irwin School, New Delhi and Lady Shri Ram College for Women, earned her degree in law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Her legal and judicial career dates back to 1981. After serving as a Judge and Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, she was appointed the Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court in August 2018.

Former Chief Justice of Madras and Delhi high courts and former chairperson of Law Commission of India, Justice A P Shah, was the founding chairperson of BCCC. He was succeeded by former Punjab & Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Justice Mukul Mudgal.

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Lata Jha
Lata writes about the media and entertainment industry for Mint, focusing on everything from traditional film and TV to newer areas like video and audio streaming, including the business and regulatory aspects of both. She loves movies and spends a lot of her free time in theatres, which makes her job both fun and a bit of a challenge given that entertainment news often just talks about the glamorous side of things. Lata, on the other hand, tries to find and report on themes and trends in the entertainment world that most people don't notice, even though a lot of people in her country are really into movies. She’s a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
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Published: 22 Jan 2021, 06:48 PM IST
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