MUMBAI: 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).
Founded in June 2011, BCCC is the independent self-regulatory body set up by the IBF to examine content-related complaints relating to all non-news and general entertainment channels in India.
Mittal will succeed former supreme court judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen, whose tenure as BCCC chairperson has ended.
“I look forward to joining BCCC in its unique journey of self-regulation, which also promises to be an exciting and challenging one,” Mittal said.
The 13-member BCCC, which is in its tenth year of operation, has addressed more than 96,000 content-related complaints.
Justice Gita Mittal, who served as the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court, is also the first woman chairperson of BCCC.
An alumnus of Lady Irwin School and Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, Mittal earned her degree in law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University.
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.