The Indian film censors at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) have launched a new website at cbfcindia.gov.in
The CBFC introduce themselves:
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a Statutory body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952.
Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after they have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification.
The Board, consists of non-official members and a Chairman (all of whom are appointed by Central Government) and functions with headquarters at Mumbai. It has nine Regional offices, one each at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore,
Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack and Guwahati. The Regional Offices are assisted in the examination of films by Advisory Panels. The members of the panels are nominated by Central Government by drawing people from different walks of
life for a period of 2 years.
At present films are certified under 4 categories:
- U: Unrestricted Public Exhibition
- UA: Unrestricted Public Exhibition - but with a word of caution that Parental discretion required for children below 12 years
- A: Restricted to adults
- S: Restricted to any special class of persons