Justice Markandey Katju, known for his sharp comments on many actions of the government, will be replaced as Chairman of Press Council of India by ex-Supreme Court Judge C K Prasad. Justice Katju’s term ended on October 11.
Justice C K Prasad is a retired judge of Supreme Court of India. He completed his four-year term in July this year.
Justice Prasad is a Science Graduate from Magadh University. On November 1973 he was enrolled as an advocate and practice in civil Constitutional, Criminal and Service matters at Patna High Court. In 1989 he was designated as Senior Advocate.
He was appointed as the Additional Advocate General of the State Bihar on 14.12.1993, which office he held till his elevation. He held various offices including the office of the Vice-President of the English Speaking Union of Commonwealth.
He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on March 20, 2009 and elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on February 8, 2010.