Overhaul in Film Certification Process

  • 16 Mar 2024

On 15th March, Government notified new rules for film certification, emphasizing online application, and gender representation.

Key Points

  • Online Application Process: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) shifts entire application process online for efficiency.
  • Gender Representation: New rules mandate greater representation of women on the central board for balanced decision-making.
  • Age-Based Categorization: Parental guidance certificate now subdivided into three age slots for better classification.
  • Contemporary Certification Process: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting aims to modernize film certification process for public exhibition.
  • Certification Categories: ‘U’, ‘A’, and ‘S’ categories remain unchanged, while age-based indicators introduced in ‘UA’ category.
  • Definite Gender Ratio: At least one-third, ideally half, of board members must be women, ensuring gender diversity.