CBFC will be digitised, says Pahlaj Nihalani

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:36 pm IST

Published - January 23, 2015 02:36 am IST - MUMBAI:

A file photo of Pahlaj Nihalani. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

A file photo of Pahlaj Nihalani. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stress on e-governance, the newly constituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has set digitisation of its functioning as its first task. The process will include introduction of an online “tatkal system” to expedite the process of clearing films.

The online system will be adapted to ensure that the board functioned in a “completely transparent” manner and “films can get certificates without much hassles,” CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani told The Hindu on Thursday.

He will fly to New Delhi on January 28 and make these recommendations to Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.

Among the priorities, Mr. Nihalani said, is to request the Centre to implement the recommendations of the Justice Mudgal committee, which was set up in 2013 after the government felt the need to update the Cinematograph Act, 1952, in the wake of a controversy over the release of the Kamal Hasan starrer Vishwaroopam .

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