6 June 2023: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting's Central Board of Film Certification has recently debuted its newly updated website (cbfcindia.gov.in) and new mobile app (e-Cine App). Since 2017, CBFC has been working on Phase II advanced digitization, and this represents one of the most significant turning points. The goal is to increase working transparency and efficiency.
The freshly updated website and mobile app were unveiled by Shri Prasoon Joshi, Chairman of the CBFC, with the goal of streamlining the certification process by giving filmmakers, applicants, and all users in general more beneficial, user-centric features.
Both the newly updated CBFC website and the new mobile app are designed to be user-friendly for both candidates and CBFC employees to use at their desks and on mobile devices to learn, find useful information, and complete simpler tasks.
The updated FAQs, a Help Desk, Contacts, a user guide, a video tutorial on registration, an application process, real-time progress tracking, and a search facility are some of the new features of the CBFC website that offer a more thorough understanding of film certification, various Acts, Rules, Important Circulars/communications, Court Judgements, and statistical data on certified films to the applicants.
A timely update on current and upcoming events, circulars, orders, notifications, etc. will be available on the CBFC website after it has been updated. The registered users can log in using their current credentials indefinitely.
The recently created mobile app offers features like real-time progress tracking of application status and notification of potential screening dates, a facility to respond to the notification and show cause notice, and uploading of required documents (including video of fewer than 10 minutes duration), thus encouraging complete automation process and little human intervention. The CBFC Officials may also create and arrange screening committees, monitor the progress of applications, view notice answers, and authorize requests to switch regional offices, among other things.