Justice AK Sikri appointed as Chairperson of News Broadcasting Standards Authority

Shruti Mahajan May 14 2019
Haryana Judicial service - Justice Ak Sikri

Justice AK Sikri has been appointed as the Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).

Speaking to Bar & Bench, Justice Sikri said,

"News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) is the self-regulatory mechanism set up by News Broadcasters Association (NBA) to improve broadcasting standards and adhere to Code of Ethics, which was adopted by NBA in November 2007, i.e., within four months of the formation of NBA.

In that sense NBSA, as an in-house regulator, discharges a very important function as a watchdog, while deciding the complaints made against member broadcasters who have allegedly violated or offended the Code of Ethics, Guidelines and Advisories issued from time to time.

It is an honour to be the Chairperson of such an Authority, whose first Chairperson was Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India and former Chairperson of NHRC and the current Chairperson is Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.V. Raveendran, former Judge of Supreme Court of India."

In a press statement released by the NBA, its President Rajat Sharma says,

"Justice Sikri's vast experience in judiciary and an impeccable record as a judge would definitely strengthen self-regulation and NBSA."

This is an honorary post and not a government job.

Justice Sikri, who retired as a Judge of the Supreme Court on March 6,  will succeed Justice (Retd.) R. V. Raveendran and will assume the office of Chairperson of NBSA on May 26. This an honorary assignment.

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Justice Sikri enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and practised in Delhi. He was elevated as a Judge to the Delhi High Court in 1999. He was the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court for a little short of one year in 2011 and was subsequently appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2012.

In April 2013, Justice Sikri was elevated to the Bench at the Supreme Court of India where he served for about six years before retiring in March 2019.

Read the Press Statement by NBA:

AK Sikri NBSA Chairperson

 

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