Bimal Julka Committee on Rationalization of Film Media units

On June 2, 2020, the Bimal Julka Committee on Rationalization of Film Media operating under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting submitted its report to the ministry.

Key Findings of the report

The Committee recommended roadmaps for the development of National Film Development Corporation, Children’s Film Society of India, Films division, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, National Film Archives of India, etc. The Committee recommended a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed between the Ministry and these institutes streamlining the performances of the institutes.

The committee has suggested for an umbrella configuration with four broad verticals under which the institutes should work. This includes festival, production, heritage and knowledge. The verticals are to be headed by the professionals.

Recommendation

The committee has also recommended creation of film promotion funds. The funds will be used to fund independent film makers to make commercial films.

The committee has suggested measures to improve revenue generation and make institutions financially self-sufficient. Price Indices have been suggested to be linked to user charges.

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