Topic: Cinematograph (Certification) Rules Delhi HC Dismisses Petition Demanding That Movies With ‘A’ Certificate Be Not Shown On TV Despite. No: 69, Dated: Jan, 31 Amendment of the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, loading please wait. The Certification process is in accordance with The Cinematograph Act, , The Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, , and the guidelines issued by the .

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Deposit of a copy of certified film.

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Temporary absence of Chairman. Issue of certificate subject to removal of portions of film. Skip to main content.

Application for examination of films. Officers of the Board. Question to be decided by majority of votes. To create awareness among advisory panel members, media and film makers about the guidelines for certification and current trend in films through workshops and meetings. Term of office of members of advisory panels. The Board consists of non-official members and a Chairperson all of whom are appointed by the Union Government and functions with headquarters at Mumbai.

Certain films to continue to remain uncertified films. Alteration of film after issue of certificate. Terms and conditions of service other than salary and allowances of the Chairman of the Board and allowances payable to the other members of the Board. A film is judged cibematograph its entirety from the point of view of its overall impact and is examined in the light of the period depicted in the film and the contemporary standards of the country and the people to whom the film relates, provided that the film does not deprave the morality of the audience.


To make the certification process gules and responsible.

Amendment of the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983

Issue of certificate subject to removal. Amendment of certificate granted by the Board after notification under section 6. In exercise of the powers conferred by section rrules of the Cinematograph Act, 37 ofand in supersession of the Cinematograph Censorship Rules, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely: Re-examination of certified films.

To ensure healthy entertainment, recreation and education to the public. The Board shall scrutinize the titles of the films carefully and ensure that they are not provocative, vulgar, offensive or violative of any of the above-mentioned guidelines. Constitution of advisory panels.

Films that meet the above cinematogaph mentioned criteria but are considered unsuitable for exhibition to non-adults shall be certified for exhibition to adult audiences only. Time limit in relation to certification of films. Uncertification of a film under section 6. Allowances payable to members of the advisory panel. Duties of the Board. The Union Government nominates the Members of the panels by drawing people from different walks of life for a period of two years.

The Cinematograph Act lays down that a film shall not be certified if any part of it is against the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or involves defamation or contempt of court cinematogarph is likely to incite commission of any offence.

Objectives of Film Certification the medium of film remains responsible and sensitive to the values and standards of society; artistic expression and creative freedom are not unduly curbed; certification is responsible to social changes; the medium of film provides clean and healthy entertainment; and as far as possible, the film is of aesthetic value and cinematically of a good standard. President of the meeting.


Terms and conditions of service of the Chairman and members of the Appellate Tribunal. To adopt modern technology for certification process through computerization of certification process and upgradation of infrastructure. Meetings of the Board.

Scenes that tend to create scorn, disgrace or disregard of rules or undermine the dignity of court will come cinematograpg the term ”Contempt of Court”: Compliance with section 6A.

Short title and commencement. Business ordinarily to be transacted at meetings.

Guidelines are applied to the titles of rulee films also. Preservation of records of certification of films. To ensure the good and healthy entertainment in accordance with the provisions of the Cinematograph Act and the Cinematograph Certification Rules Under section 5B 2 the Central Government has issued the following guidelines. Fees for appeal to the Appellate Tribunal. Representation of women in the Board. If the Board having regard to the nature, content and theme of the film, is of the opinion that the exhibition of the film should be restricted to members of any profession or any class of persons, the film shall be certified for public exhibition restricted to the specialized audiences to be specified by the Board in this behalf.

Assessment of public reactions to films.