‘Online system for single-window clearance ready in three months’

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) An online mechanism, which will provide single-window clearance to foreign filmmakers keen to shoot in India, will be ready in three months, Information & Broadcasting Secretary Uday Kumar Varma said at the India Pavilion at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival.

According to a statement here, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will be working on a roadmap to ensure the technological parameters for creating the platform for the single window clearance for shooting of films in India.

Varma also said that the online mechanism would be worked out on priority so as to ensure early clearance of proposals for shooting of films in India. Regarding the timelines, he said that it was possible to establish the process within three months.

Opening up about the details of the process, Varma said that the overall time frame for total clearances would be between six to eight weeks from the time of the application. However, he clarified that the processes involved would take the given time in view of parameters involved for providing the clearances.

Varma mentioned that the approvals of the script would be undertaken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as done in the past.

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