Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Chennai was formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The CBFC regulates the exhibitions of films in public as per the Cinematograph Act 1952. Films in India can be exhibited publicly only after receiving a certification by the CBFC. The board comprises of members and a chairman who is appointed by the central government. Its headquarters is located at Mumbai. CBFC has nine regional offices situated at different cities of India like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Cuttack, Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. The advisory panels assist the regional offices in examining the films. The members of the advisory panels are also appointed by the central government. Their tenure is for 2 years. CBFC provides certification under four categories Unrestricted Public exhibition (U), Restricted to Adults (A), Unrestricted public exhibition but with a word of caution that parental discretion is required for children below 12 years (UA) and restricted to any special class of persons (S).
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