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A New Audit Report Slams The Functioning Of The Censor Board


MANOJ B. PATEL

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Films are publicly exhibited in India only after their certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or more commonly known as the Censor Board. The members of the panel are appointed by the Central Government by drawing people from different walks of life. At present, films are certified under 4 categories: U, UA, A & S.

 

Category Description

U Films considered suitable for unrestricted public exhibition

UA Films which contain portions considered unsuitable for children below the age of twelve, but otherwise suitable for unrestricted public exhibition

A Films considered suitable for exhibition restricted to adults only

S Films restricted for exhibition to specialized audience such as doctors etc.

 

 

The CBFC has nine regional offices, one each at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack & Guwahati.

 

Audit Report of CBFC Mumbai Office

 

The Director General of Audit (Mumbai) conducted an audit of the Censor Board’s Mumbai office for the period from 1st October 2013 to 31st March 2015. The report became public through a reply sent to RTI activist Vihar Durve from Pune. This new audit report raises some important issues about the basic functioning of CBFC. From financial irregularities to irregularities in certification of films, the audit report is a tell all on what is wrong with the Censor Board. Below are some of the important issues raised in this report.Read more at;

 

Newslaundry ? A New Audit Report Slams The Functioning Of The Censor Board

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Prasad GLN

The team of "Factly" has excellently capitulated essence of audit report, well prepared and good source to know the functioning, may be a very good RTI Act success story which is unknown to public in the past.

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The team of "Factly" has excellently capitulated essence of audit report, well prepared and good source to know the functioning, may be a very good RTI Act success story which is unknown to public in the past.

 

Here is the link to the "Factly" report:

 

https://factly.in/audit-report-rips-apart-the-functioning-cbfc-censor-board/

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Mumbai, Jul 7 (PTI) A CAG report has slammed the Censor Board for flouting several norms and converting 172 "A" category certified films into "UA" category films and 166 films of "UA" category into "U" category films during 2012-15 without taking any law or provision into account, according to an RTI query.

 

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) also severely indicted the Central RPT Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for fabrication of documents and favouritism while issuing film certificates. Read more at;

 

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