A committee has been set up to monitor if the cinema theatres in Tiruvannamalai district collect ticket fares as fixed by government. It has been asked to take action if there are violations.
District Collector A. Gnanasekaran said the committee has been formed following the orders of Madras High Court, due to a writ petition filed by one G. Devarajan, in Tiruvannamalai district.
The committee consisting Revenue Divisional Officer, DSP, Entertainment Tax Officer/Commercial Tax Officer would make special inspections and surprise inspections in cinema theatres in the district and see if they collect fares as fixed by the government and adhere to The Tamil Nadu Cinemas (Regulation) Act 1955, Tamil Nadu Cinemas (Regulation) Rules 1957 and The Entertainment Tax Act 1939.
If the cinema halls found collecting fares above the one printed in the ticket the committee would take action.
To register a complaint with the committee the public may contact (04175) 232262.