New Delhi: As an effort to curb ‘corruption and favouritism' in the process of film certification, Censor Board has proposed an online structure of film clearance.
In the latest reports published by The Teligraph, it has been mentioned that CBFC has presented an online process for filmmakers to register, screen, clear and certify their offerings in a prescribed chronological order.
According to the report, the said system will eventually help increasing the transparency and rationality in the entire film clearance process. The online dealing with Censor Board also works in reducing the significance of a middleman, apparently removing the unnecessary pressure for faster clearance of the films of their clients.
Expressing his stance over the entire proposal, current CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani quoted “What we are trying to introduce is a portal where a film print to be certified can be uploaded.”
Further, the system will also support the online submission of documents related to the script, title credits and other required submissions. The desired electronic way to get film clearance will also provide an immediate date for the screening of the film promoting no hush-hush or preference in making a film screened before the committee.
In his statement, Nihalani also mentioned that such a laid down approach would hamper a film getting clearance by any dishonest means. He further added that for those who want to get their film screened earlier than usual, there will be a special fee charged that would be higher than the usual money charged for the same.
The system is also said to be reducing the current time of film clearance i.e. two or three months to a great cut of mere 15 days. The structured online system is lying with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as of now and the approval is awaited.
However Nihalani said that he is quite sure to get a green signal from the ministry.