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Censor board for ‘transparency’

THE ASIAN AGE. | NITIN MAHAJAN
Published : Feb 12, 2017, 2:41 am IST
Updated : Feb 12, 2017, 6:11 am IST

Under the proposed policy film producers will be able to submit their films for certification through an online process.

Sources said that over the next three months the CBFC has also been asked to organise sensitisation workshops for members to make them aware of the online certification process.
 Sources said that over the next three months the CBFC has also been asked to organise sensitisation workshops for members to make them aware of the online certification process.

New Delhi: “Sanskari Censor Board” is soon expected to bring in transparency in the film certification process. Film makers, who have often cried hoarse about harassment and corruption in securing a censor certificate, are in for a pleasant surprise as the Central Broad for Film Certification is understood to be considering establishing a transparent on line mechanism for the process.

Sources stated that the government has given its go ahead for the implementation of a complete online process for film certification to eliminate any chances of corruption.

“As film makers would now not need to visit the CBFC during the entire process and entire interaction will be done online the chances of corruption will be minimal.” sources added.

As part of the process NSDL and Wipro are understood to have organised training for officials of the CBFC before the system is put into place. “Officials of all nine regional offices of CBFC attended this workshop organised at Mumbai recently,” sources added.  

The new transparent mode of application for certification process was proposed after the Union Information and Broadcasting ministry received repeated complaints from several producers of films from across the country regarding operation of unscrupulous elements in the process.

Under the proposed policy film producers will be able to submit their films for certification through an online process. Sources stated that producers would also be able to check the status of their application online, which effectively means that there would be transparency in the process and less chances of corrupt practices as they would not need to interact with officials.

Sources said that over the next three months the CBFC has also been asked to organise sensitisation workshops for members to make them aware of the online certification process.

The CBFC is the certifying agency for films and plays a critical role for the film sector. The board has nine regional offices at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack and Guwahati.

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