ADVERTISEMENT

Empowered Committee on film certification issues submits report to Tewari

Justice Mukul Mudgal presenting the report on issues related to certification under Cinematograph Act to Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari, in New Delhi on October 9, 2013
Justice Mukul Mudgal presenting the report on issues related to certification under Cinematograph Act to Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari, in New Delhi on October 9, 2013
 
The Empowered Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab and Haryana constituted to examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act 1952, presented its report,  along with its findings and recommendations, to Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari here today.
 
The committee was constituted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on February 4 this year.
 
The committee revisited major areas of concern and has made key recommendations on issues such as: Advisory Panels; Guidelines for certification and issues such as portrayal of women, obscenity and communal disharmony; Classification of Films; Treatment of Piracy; Jurisdiction of the Appellate Tribunal; and Review of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
 
An official press release said that, apart from giving its recommendations, the committee has also proposed a draft Cinematograph Bill.
 
The committee held several meetings during its 8-month tenure with various stake holders in Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Eminent persons connected with the film sector were invited by the committee to present their views. The committee also held discussions with members and officials of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), officials of the Animal Welfare Board of India, Chairperson of BCCCI, representatives of the Film Federation of India, the Films and Television Producers Guild of India and the Multiplex Association of India.
 
The other members of the committee were: Mr Uday Kumar Varma, former Secretary, Information and Broadcasting; Mr Lalit Bhasin, Chairperson, Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT); Ms. Sharmila Tagore, former Chairperson, CBFC; Mr Javed Akhtar, writer and lyricist; Ms Leela Samson, Chairperson, CBFC; Mr L. Suresh, Secretary, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and former President, Film Federation of India; Ms. Rameeza Hakim, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and, Mr Raghvendra Singh, Joint Secretary (Films), Information and Broadcasting, who was Member-Convener.
 
NNN
 
ADVERTISEMENT
 

See News Videos

Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <canvas>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

© Copyright 2012 NetIndian. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of NetIndian content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of NetIndian Media Corporation. Write to info[AT]netindian[DOT]in for permission to use content. Read detailed Terms of Use.