PCI faced with pendency of 931 cases

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 16:04

New Delhi: The Press Council of India is
currently faced with pendency of 931 cases and the average
time taken to dispose of a matter is six months.

"In cases where the papers are complete with comments/
written statement/counter comments and the matter is ready for
listing before the Inquiry Committee, the matter is disposed
of on an average within a maximum of six months," Minister of
State for Information and Broadcasting CM Jatua said in reply
to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

He also gave year wise figures of cases received and
disposed of by the Press Council. In the year 2008-09, the
number of complaints received was 726 and the number of
complaints disposed was 581.

In 2009-10 the number of complaints received with the
Press Council was 950 and complaints disposed off was 681. In
2010-11 the number of complaints was 900 and 1026 complaints
were disposed off.

In the year 2011-12, till November 18, 458 complaints
have been received while 574 have been disposed of leaving a
pendency of 931 cases, Jatua said.

In reply to another question, Jatua said that there was no
proposal to curb the powers of the CEO of Prasar Bharati.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 16:04

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