What is the full form of PCI
PCI: Press Council of India
PCI stands for Press Council of India. It is a statutory autonomous, quasi-judicial body constituted on 4 July 1966 under the Indian Press Council Act, 1965. It was established on the proposal of First Press Commission (1954) to govern the conduct of print media.
In 1975, during the emergency in India, the 1965 Act was repealed, and the PCI was abolished. In 1978, a new act was enacted, and the PCI was re-established under this act in 1979. Today, the Press Council of India works under the Press Council Act 1978.
Key Functions of PCI:
The council consists of a chairman and 28 other members. The chairman has always been a senior retired judge of Supreme Court of India. The chairpersons of the council from 1966-till date are given below;