News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has appointed Justice (Retd.) A K Sikri, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, as Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26, 2019.
NBSA is an independent body for self-regulation of 24x7 news channels, who are members of the NBA. Justice Sikri will succeed Justice (Retd.) R V Raveendran, who completes his term on May 25, 2019.
In a press statement, NBA President Rajat Sharma said that Justice Sikri's vast experience in judiciary and an impeccable record as a judge would definitely strengthen self-regulation and NBSA. NBSA, he said, is a self-regulatory body that implements the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards and Guidelines for its Member news broadcasters. “It is an independent body which is completely free from any interference from the NBA,” Sharma added.