The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is often in the news for all the wrong reasons. In a latest audit report of the Censor Board’s Mumbai office, many questions regarding its functioning have been raised.What is Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or the Censor Board? Films are publicly exhibited in India only after their certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or more commonly known as the Censor Board. The members of the panel are appointed by the Central Government by drawing people from different walks of life. At present, films are certified under 4 categories: U, UA, A & S.
|U||Films considered suitable for unrestricted public exhibition|
|UA||Films which contain portions considered unsuitable for children below the age of twelve, but otherwise suitable for unrestricted public exhibition|
|A||Films considered suitable for exhibition restricted to adults only|
|S||Films restricted for exhibition to specialized audience such as doctors etc.|
|Scrutiny of Application||7 days|
|Formation of Examination Committee (EC)||15 days|
|Forwarding the EC report to Chairman||10 days|
|Communication of the order to the applicant||3 days|
|Surrender of cuts by the producer||14 days|
|Examination of cuts||14 days|
|Issue of Certificate||5 days|
|Total Time Limit||68 days|
- Software Development and servers for online processing of film application and certification, website up gradation.
- Acquire digital Projection system and digital Theaters for the Headquarters and Regional offices.
- Requirement of additional space for Regional offices of CBFC & Headquarter.