[ New website for CBFC is under construction and all the details will be available/ updated from February, 2017.  Till then you are requested to kindly bear with us.]

 About CBFC


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. 
 
The Certification process is in accordance with The Cinematograph Act, 1952, The Cinematograph (certification) Rules, 1983, and the guidelines issued by the Central government u/s 5 (B)
 
At present films are certified under 4 categories
 
  Unrestricted Public Exhibition Unrestricted Public Exhibition - but with a word of caution that Parental discretion required for children below 12 years
Restricted to
adults
Restricted to any special class of persons