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Cinematograph Act, 1952

[Act No. 37 of Year 1952, dated 21-3-1952 ]

Sections Particulars
Part I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
2A Construction of references to any law not in force or any functionary not in existence in the State of Jammu and Kashmir2
Part II Certification Of Films For Public Exhibition2
3 Board of Film Certification
4 Examination of films
5 Advisory panels
5A Certification of films
5B Principles for guidance in certifying films
5C Appeals
5D Constitution of Appellate Tribunal
5E Suspension and revocation of certificate
5F Review of orders by Central Government
6 Revisional powers of the Central Government
6A Information and documents to be given to distributors and exhibitors with respect to certified
6B 11[* * *]
7 Penalties for contraventions of this Part
7A Power of seizure
7B Delegation of powers by Board
7C Power to direct exhibition of films for examination
7D Vacancies, etc. not to invalidate proceeding
7E Members of the Board and advisory panels to be public servants
7F Bar of legal proceedings
8 Power to make rules
9 Power to exempt
Part III Regulation Of Exhibitions By Means Of Cinematograph2
10 Cinematograph exhibitions to be licensed
11 Licensing authority
12 Restrictions on powers of licensing authority
13 Power of Central Government or local authority to suspend exhibition of films in certain cases
14 Penalties for contravention of this Part
15 Power to revoke license
16 Power to make rules
17 Power to exempt
Part IV Repeal
18 Repeal

Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983

1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Terms of office
3A Representation of women in the Board
4 Casual vacancy
5 Headquarters
6 Temporary absence of Chairman
7 Constitution of advisory panels
8 Term of office of members of advisory panels
9 Officers of the Board
10 Duties of the Board
11 Assessment of public reactions to films
12 Terms and conditions of service (other than salary and allowances) of the Chairman of the Board and allowances payable to the other members of the Board
13 Allowances payable to members of the advisory panel
14 Meetings of the Board
15 Co-opted members
16 Notice of meeting
17 Business ordinarily to be transacted at meetings
18 Quorum
19 President of the meeting
20 Question to be decided by majority of votes
21 Application for examination of films
22 Examining committee
23 Certification
24 Revising Committee
25 On receipt of the orders of the Board under section 4 or section 5A,
26 Issue of certificate subject to removal of portions of film
27 Preservation of film
28 Deposit of a copy of certified film
29 Validity of certificate
30 Compliance with section 6A
31 Uncertification of a film under section 6
32 Re-examination of certified films
33 Alteration of film after issue of certificate
34 Amendment of certificate granted by the Board after notification under section 6
35 Certificates
36 Fees
37 Power of entry
38 Advertisement of films
39 Maintenance of register
40 Certain films to continue to remain uncertified films
41 Time limit in relation to certification of films
42 Preservation of records of certification of films
43 Terms and conditions of service of the Chairman and members of the Appellate Tribunal
44 Fees for appeal to the Appellate Tribunal
Schedule I
Schedule II

An Act to make provision for the certification of cinematograph films for exhibition and for regulating exhibitions by means of cinematographs

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows :-

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