ASI to accord film shooting permissions online

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Film shooting at an historical monument - File Photo

All permissions for film shootings are given online henceforth, according to the Union Minister of State Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel

In a written reply to a member in the Rajya Sabha today, Prahlad Singh said that applicant uploads the details on the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) portal along with necessary documents. Once the application is received, it will be processed immediately and permission will be issued within the shortest possible time.

He further said that in addition to this, ASI’s online application system has been integrated with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)’s Film Facilitation Office (FFO) website www.ffo.gov.in which enables filmmakers to apply for permission to film in ASI owned monuments by creating an account on the FFO web portal. It is a single-window facilitation and clearance mechanism to make the permission process more efficient and quicker, he said.

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