Indian Information & Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday launched the online film certification system, ‘e-cinepramaan’, with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema.
Naidu said the new system of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will make the entire process of certification transparent and efficient.
“The new online certification system will be an important step in making the CBFC office paperless and will enable effective monitoring and real time progress tracking for both CBFC officials and the applicant [producers],” Naidu said.
Naidu said the status of each application will be visible online on the dashboard of the producer and the concerned CBFC official.
The producers will be informed by SMS or email about the status of their application.
In case of short films, promos and trailers of less than 10 minutes duration, the producer will be able to submit their creations online.
For films longer than 10 minutes, the applicant will only have to show the film at the examining theatre and will not have to visit the CBFC offices except to collect their certificates.
The certificates issued by the online system will have a QR code, which would help in eliminating fraudulent certificates.
Naidu said the changes in the current processes of CBFC will ensure better facilitation and technological up-gradation to matchup with the pace of growing Indian cinema.
First look of the new CBFC website was also shared at the event.