Important: No more censorship power to the Censor BoardIn a significant development which will shake the Censor Board and the film industry, CBFC, the monitoring body, is likely to be stripped off its censoring power and will be left only with the authority to certify films. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Ministry is working on major changes in the Cinematography Act and the Bill will be introduced in the Winter Session of the Parliament. After the recent furore by the film industry under CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, the Government has desired to avoid further controversies by this move.
It has been further stated the entire film certification process will be reworked and changed. There will be two committees, one for reviewing and the other for monitoring. The members of the two committees will also be appointed from the National Commission for Women and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.