The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), sometimes known as the Censor Board of Film Certification is a legislative organization within the Ministry of Knowledge and Broadcasting that regulates the final public screening of films under the Cinematograph Act of 1952.
Films will be in public screening in India solely when they have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification. The Board consists of non-official members and a Chairman and functions with headquarters at different regions. It’s Nine Regional offices are located at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack and Guwahati. The Regional Offices examine the films by other consulting Panels. The members of the panels are appointed by Central Government by drawing individuals from totally different walks of life for a period of two years.
Vision & Mission of Central Board of Film Certification
- To make sure the smart and healthy diversion in accordance with the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and therefore the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983.
- To guarantee healthy diversion, recreation and education to the general public.
- To create the certification method clear and accountable.
- To provide awareness among consolatory panel members, media and film manufacturers concerning the rules for certification and current trend in films through workshops and conferences.
- To adopt trendy technology for certification method through cybernation of certification method and up-gradation of infrastructure.
- To maintain transparency concerning Board’s activities through voluntary disclosures, implementation of e-governance, prompt replies to RTI queries and publication of annual report.
- To grow CBFC as a Centre of Excellence.