Press Council reconstituted

pciNEW DELHI: The Press Council of India (PCI)has been reconstituted by the government for a three yearterm, but the name of the chairman is yet to be announced.
According to a gazette notification, MPs nominated to thebody are Meenakshi Lekhi, Rajiv Prapat Rudy, G Hari, PrabhatJha and Satyabrat Chaturvedi.
The other members are Editor of Weekly Tej Ramesh Gupta,Editor of Chhapte Chhapte Bipin Newar, Editor of MuzaffarnagarBulletin Uttam Chandra Sharma, Editor of Janmorcha SumanGupta, Group Editor of Dainik Bhaskar Prakash Dubey and
Editor-in-chief of Outlook (English) Krishna Prasad.Working journalists other than editors in the newlyreconstituted body are Kosuri Amarnath, Prabhat Kumar Dash,
Rajeev Ranjan Nag, Prajnananda Chaudhuri, S N Singh, SondeepShankar and C K Nayak.
Hormunsji N Cama and Ravindra Kumar have been nominatedfrom the big newspaper catergory while Kundra Raman Lal Vyasand Gurinder Singh have been elected from the medium newspapercategory.Vijay Kumar Chopra and Keshav Dutt Chandola have beennominated from small newspaper catergory.
Editor of PTI G Sudhakar Nair has been nominated in thecategory of persons whomanage news agencies.Members nominated to PCI from different organisations arePankaj Vohra by UGC, Ramchander Rao N by Bar Council of Indiaand Dr K Sreenivasarao by Sahitya Akademi.
The new members will be meeting on October 27 to elect amember who would be representing PCI in the search committeeto elect the new PCI chairman.
Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju is the current chairman ofthe council.
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