The Indian federal government has passed an order that scraps the Information and Broadcasting ministry’s Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in (FCAT), the first avenue of appeal if a filmmaker disagrees with a certification decision. Instead, filmmakers will have to go to court- Ali Peter John
The FCAT was set up in 1952 under the Indian Cinematograph Act. It was headed by a government appointed chairperson, assisted by four members and a secretary, and heard “appeals filed under Section 5C of the Act under which any applicant for a Certificate in respect of a film who is aggrieved by an order of the Central Board of Film Certification, Govt announces new social media rules to curb its misuse.
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference on new social media rules, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Platforms will be required to provide information, including related to verification of identity, to lawfully authorised agencies within 72 hours.
Among those who expressed concern over the abolition of the FCAT were filmmakers Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap.
Mehta, who has made films like ‘Aligarh’ and ‘Shahid’ said abolishing the tribunal and asking filmmakers to take their complaints to the HC would only delay the process of settling disputes. AISA HI CHALTA RAHA , TOH BOLLYWOOD KE ACCHE DIN DOOR NAHI