According to NDTV, Retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai is the New Chairperson of the Press Council of India. She is also the first woman to become the chairperson of the PCI. The government announced her appointment on Friday.
She completed her law at Government Law College Mumbai and got enrolled in the BAR in the year of 1973. She was appointed as a judge in the Bombay High Court in 1996 where she used to practice. She was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in 2011. She even headed the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir.
Last November, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad (retd) had completed his term and the office has been vacant since then. Her name was selected by a committee that included the Vice President (M Venkaiah Naidu), the speaker of the Lok Sabha (Om Birla) and a member of the PCI (Prakash Dubey).
A notification was released by the government informing the same.