Bimal Julka Committee Recommendations

June 16, 2020
Bimal Julka Committee Recommendations

Bimal Julka Committee Recommendations on Rationalization of Film Media Units has been submitted to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting. The Expert Committees was appointed under Chairmanship of  Shri Bimal Julka for rationalisation and professionalisation of institutes related to film activities

Members of Bimal Julka Committee

The Expert Committee on Review of Autonomous Bodies was headed by Shri Bimal Julka had following members:

  • Shri Rahul Rawail
  • Shri A.k. Bir
  • Shri Shyama Prasad
  • Shri T.S. Nagabharana
  • Special Secretary and Financial Advisor (I&B)
  • Joint Secretary (Films)

The Expert Committee on Rationalisation/Closure/Merger of Film Media Units, also headed by Shri Bimal Julka had following members:

  • Shri Rahul Rawail
  • Shri A.k. Bir
  • Shri Shyama Prasad
  • Shri T.S. Nagabharana
  • Special Secretary and Financial Advisor (I&B)
  • MD, NFDC
  • CEO, CFSI
  • Director, NFAI
  • Director, DFF
  • DG, Films Division and Joint Secretary (Films)
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Terms of Reference of Committee

  • To review the functioning of NFDC and CFSI
  • To recommend whether to close NFDC and CFSI and explore any other alternatives, if required.
  • To finalise the nature of the proposal Umbrella Organisation viz. a Government body, a PSU or an autonomous organisation.
  • To finalise the mandate of the proposed Umbrella Organisation after reviewing the mandate of all the constituent Media Units.
  • To finalise the Organisational structure of the proposed umbrella organisation.

Recommendations of Bimal Julka Committee

The following were the recommendations of Bimal Julka Committee:

  • specific roadmaps for the development of National Film Development Corporation, Films division, Children’s Film Society of India, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Directorate of Film Festivals, and National Film Archives of India etc
  • suggested an umbrella configuration with 4 broad verticals under which institutes should work viz. Production, Festival, Heritage and Knowledge. These verticals would be headed by professionals
  • creation of Film Promotion Fund to fund independent filmmakers for making commercial films.

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