ENFORCEMENT OF THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952

Publish Date : 01/01/2018

The Deputy Commissioner Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh has informed that as per the Cinematograph Act, 1952 Central Board of Film Certification (CNFC) is the sole authority for certification of films for public exhibition in India. Under the provision of this act, all films/ videos/ advertisement/ trailers/ promos/ video songs and any other visual presentation of public exhibition must be certified before public exhibition throughout the territorial boundary of India. CBFC, Guwahati Regional Office has been entrusted with these tasks for the states of NE including Meghalaya. Information from various quarters has been received that uncertified Films/ videos advertisement / videos / trailers / Promos / songs and other visual presentation through video projectors both fixed and mobile mode are exhibited in violation of section 7 of Cinematograph Act, 1952. The screening of visual contents which have not been certified by CBFC amount to violation of the section 7 of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 3 months, but which may extend to 3 years and with fine which shall not be less than Rs.20,000, but which may extend to Rs.1,00,000 and in case of continuing offence for which a further fine which may extend to Rs.20,000 for each day during which the offence continues.