Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

CBFC

The Central Board of Film Certification (often referred to as the Censor Board) is a statutory censorship and classification body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. It is tasked with “regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952”. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after they are certified by the Board, including films shown on television. The CBFC India is considered to be one of the most powerful film Censor Boards in the world due to its strict ways of functioning. The concept was in the news recently. To know why it was in the news click the above link titled ‘Related News’.