MUMBAI: The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has got a new Chairperson in Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal, the former Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court and former Judge of the Delhi High court. The Board of Directors of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has approved Mudgal’s appointment for the self-regulatory body of the IBF.
Justice Mudgal succeeds Justice (Retd.) Ajit Prakash Shah, who demitted office as the Chairperson of BCCC after being appointed the Chairperson of the Twentieth Law Commission of India in November, 2013.
Justice Mudgal will chair the 32nd Meeting of BCCC towards the end of this month.
A BSc (Hons) graduate from Delhi University’s Hindu College and LLB from Law Faculty, DU, Justice Mudgal has a lot of interest in classical music, sports and reading. He was appointed the Judge of Delhi High Court on Delhi on 2 March, 1998 and elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 5 December, 2009 from where he retired on 3 January, 2011.
After retirement, he chaired a committee set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to propose changes in the Cinematograph Act, 1952. He also chaired a committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India to inquire into the allegations of match-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).