Former SC judge R V Raveendran appointed NBSA chair

27 May,2013

By A Correspondent

 

R V Raveendran

Former and retired Supreme Court judge R V Raveendran has been appointed Chairman of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), the self-regulatory body set up by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).

 

He takes up the position left vacant due to the passing away of J S Verma, who passed away last month (April 2013).

Born in 1946, Justice (retd) Raveendran completed his education from school to a degree in law in Bengaluru. He enrolled as an Advocate in March 1968 and practised extensively on the civil side till his elevation as a Permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court in February 1993. He served as Chairman of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority for several years and popularised Lok Adalats in Karnataka.  He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court in July 2004 and as a Judge of Supreme Court in September 2005. Justice Raveendran has rendered several landmark decisions in the fields of Civil and Constitutional Law. He has served as the Chairman of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee. As Chairman of Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee, he was instrumental in developing mediation across the country.  He retired from the Supreme Court as a Senior Judge in October 2011, and si presently engaged in giving lectures and writing articles on law related issues and in conducting arbitrations.

 

Photo courtesy: Supreme Court of India website

 

 

 

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