New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) The Press Council of India has called an “extraordinary” meeting on December 18 to discuss the issue of reconstitution of the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CAPC), a PCI official said Saturday.

The meeting, which will be held in Mumbai, has been called after a joint letter signed by the members of the Press Council of India representing different unions, associations of all categories — editors, reporters and owners of newspapers — was submitted to the chairman earlier this month demanding to convene an “extraordinary” meeting on this issue.

“Since the last CPAC’s term expired a year ago the same has not been reconstituted despite demand from most of the leading journalist unions and associations,” said a joint release by journalist unions and associations, demanding reconstitution of CPA.

Many applications for accreditation are pending with the Press Information Bureau (PIB), it noted.

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