Justice R V Raveendran, former judge of the Supreme Court of India, has been named the chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), the self regulatory initiative of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).
Justice Raveendran completed his secondary education at Fort High School, Bengaluru. He graduated from St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru and obtained a degree in law from Government Law College, Bengaluru, in 1967.
He was enrolled as an advocate in March, 1968 and practised extensively on the civil side till his promotion 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 promoted as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court in July, 2004 and as a judge of the Supreme Court in September, 2005.
Justice Raveendran is also credited with 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 and Conciliation Project Committee, he was instrumental in developing mediation across the country. He retired from the Supreme Court as a senior judge in 2011.