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The Cinematograph Act – Section 8

The Cinematograph Act, 1952



8. Power to make rules – .


(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Part.


1(2) [(Note:- Subs. by Act 49 of 1981 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, rules made under this section may provide for-


(a) The allowance or fees payable to the members of the Board.


(b) The terms an conditions of service of the members of the Board.


(c) The manner of making an application to the Board for a certificate and the manner in which a film has to be examined by the Board and the fees to be levied therefore.


(d) The association of regional officers in the examination of films, the conditions and restrictions subject to which regional officers may be authorised under Section 7-B to issue provisional certificates and the period of validity of such certificates.


(e) The manner in which the Board may consult any advisory panel in respect of any film.


(f) The allowance or fees payable to the members of advisory panel


(g) The marking of the films


(h) The allowances or fees payable to the members of the Tribunal


(i) The powers and duties of the Secretary to, and other employee of, the



(j) The other terms and conditions of service of the Chairman and members of, and the Secretary to, and other employees of, the Tribunal


(k) The fees payable by the appellant to the Tribunal in respect of an appeal;


(l) The conditions (including conditions relating to the length of films in general or any class of films, in particular) subject to which any certificate may be granted, or the circumstances in which any certificate shall be refused.


(m) Any other matter which is required to be or may be prescribed.]


2(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Part shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session , for total period of thirty days which may be comprise in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall, thereafter, have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.]



1. Subs. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 18, for sub-section (2) (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).


2. Subs. by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 4, for sub-section (3) (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).


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