Central Board of Film Certification

The Central Board of Film Certification or CBFC is a statutory film certification body under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It functions in accordance with the Cinematograph Act, 1952. No film can be screened in cinemas or television in India without the certification from this board.

The Central Government is seeking public comments on the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which is proposing to bring back the government’s “revisionary powers” over the Central Board of Film Certification. It gives the government the power to re-examine an already certified film. This goes against the Supreme Court’s order that struck down the Centre’ revisional powers over the Board’s certification.

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