The move comes days after the Bombay High Court asked the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry to consider issuing a direction to the media to stop using the word 'Dalit', following a circular which advised government officials against using the word.
The source said that the PCI, which will take a call on the issue, is expected to issue an advisory in a months time.
Last week, the Nagpur bench of the high court, while hearing a PIL, said, "As the central government has issued necessary directions to its officers, we find that it can also issue suitable directions as per the law to respondent no. 2 (Press Council) and the media to refrain from using the same word."
The court was informed that the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had issued a circular on March 15, advising the central and state governments to avoid the word 'Dalit' and instead use the term "person belonging to Scheduled Caste".
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