Governing Council will act as an advisory body
Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the proposal of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department to change the nomenclature of Haryana Film Cell to Haryana Film Promotion Board and to rename the High Powered Committee as Governing Council including change the designation of Mr Satish Kaushik as its Chairman under the provision of the Haryana Film Policy. Other terms and conditions of Governing Council will remain unchanged as has been envisaged in the Policy.
The Governing Council will act as an advisory body to guide the Executive Committee on implementation of provisions of Haryana Film Policy and is an appropriate authority for sanctioning projects and for releasing funds under the Policy.
The Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal announced the Haryana Film Policy in September, 2016, for the development of Haryanvi and non-Haryanvi Cinema and to create a film friendly environment in the State. The Policy aims at development of film industry in Haryana and making available suitable environment for the development of cinema and exploring abundant possibilities existing in the State and tapping them properly for film making.
The State Government vide its notification dated October 17, 2018, implemented the Haryana Film Policy with immediate effect comprising of its provisions, rules and service bye-laws. In order to implement the provisions of Haryana Film Policy under the said notification, a Haryana Film Cell (HFC) was constituted. HFC had further constituted an Executive Committee and a High Powered Committee comprising government officers, professionals and experts from the film industry.