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THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952

Title : THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952

Year : 1952

(Act, No. 37 of 1952)1*
[21st March, 1952]


PREAMBLE

An Act to make provision for the certification of cinematograph films for exhibition and for regulating exhibitions by means of cinematographs.

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:-

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1. This Act has been extended to Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, section 2 and Schedule; Goa, Daman and Dilu by Reg. 11 of 1963, section 3 and Schedule

Parts I and II of the Act shall come into force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (w.e.f. 1-5-1974). [Vide Notification No. O.S.R. 183(E), dated 23rd April, 1974.

Part III of the Act enforced in the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh (w.e.f. 1-10-84), (Vide S.O. 754(E), dated 29th September, 1984.

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(1) This Act may be called the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

(2) Parts I, II and IV extends to the whole of India1[***] and Part III extends to2*[the Union territories] only.

(3) This Act shall come into force on such date3*as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:

4*[Provided that Parts I and II shall come into force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir only on such date after the commencement of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act, 1973 (26 of 1973), as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.]

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1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 25 of 1973, section 2.

2. Substituted by Act 3 of 1959, section 2, for "Part C States".

3. It came into force on 28th July, 1952, Information and Broadcasting Ministry's Notification No. S.R.O. 1066, dated the 10th June, 1952, Gazette of India, 1952, Part II, section 3, p. 945.

4. The proviso added by Act 25 of 1973, section 2.

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Adult" means a person who has completed his eighteenth year;

1*[(b) "Board" means the Board of Film Certification constituted by the Central Government under section 3;]

2*[(bb) "Certificate" means the certificate granted by the Board under section 5A;]

(c) "Cinematograph" includes any apparatus for the representation of moving pictures or series of pictures;

(d) "District magistrate", in relation to a presidency-town, means the Commissioner of police;

3*[(dd) "Film" means a cinematograph film;]

(e) "Place" includes a house, building, tent and any description of transport, whether by sea, land or air;

(f) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

2*[(g) "Regional officer" means a regional officer appointed by the Central Government under section 5 and includes an additional regional officer and an assistant regional officer;

(h) "Tribunal" means the Appellate Tribunal constituted under section 5D.]

2A - 3* Construction of references to any law not in force or any functionary not in existence in the State of Jammu and Kashmir

Any reference in this Act to any law which is not in force, or any functionary not in existence, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law in force, or to the corresponding functionary in existence, in that State.]

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1. Substituted by Act 49 of 1981, section 2, for clause (b) (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

2. Inserted by Act 49 of 1981, section 2 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

3. Inserted by Act 3 of 1959, section 3.

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