GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 701
ANSWERED ON MARCH 04, 2013
Amendment in Cinematograph Act
701. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING be pleased to state:
(a) whether, considering the ban/restrictions imposed on a film which was certified by the constitutional authority of the Central Government, Government is considering an amendment to the Cinematograph Act so that the film certification domain of Government under CBFC is accepted by the State Governments; and
(b) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR
THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING
(SHRI MANISH TEWARI)
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has set up a Committee, headed by a retired Chief Justice of High Court, which would look into all the issues related to certification under Cinematograph Act.