CAG slams Censor Board for flouting norms in giving film certification

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Mumbai, July 8: A CAG report has indicted the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for flouting several norms in giving film certification.

According to an RTI query, the report slammed the Censor Board for the violations of rules and converting 172 "A" category certified films into "UA" category films and 166 films of "UA" category into "U" category films during 2012-15.

CAG slams Censor Board for flouting norm

It is being alleged that the Board did this without taking any law or provision into account.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) also severely criticised the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for fabrication of documents and favouritism while issuing film certificates. 

The CAG under the head "Inspection Report on Account Maintained by the office of CBFC, Mumbai" for the period from 1st October 2013 to 31st March 2015, has slammed the Board for its lackadaisical approach in several areas including incomplete data entry work of historical records despite incurring a huge sum for the purpose of digitisation of CBFC work.

OneIndia News

(with inputs from PTI)

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