Films Division, a subordinate office of M/o
I&B, was established in 1948, primarily to produce documentaries and news
magazines for publicity of Government programmes and cinematic record of Indian
Children’s Film Society, India, an autonomous organisation, was
founded in 1955 under the Societies Act with the specific objective of
providing children and young people value-based entertainment through the
medium of films.
National Film Archives of India, a subordinate office of M/o
I&B, was established as a media unit in 1964 with the primary objective of
acquiring and preserving Indian cinematic heritage.
of Film Festivals, as attached office of M/o I&B was set up in 1973 to
promote Indian films and cultural exchange.
NFDC is a Central Public Sector
Undertaking, incorporated in the year 1975 with the primary object of planning
and promoting an organized, efficient and integrated development of the Indian
Union Cabinet, which approved the merger of these Media Units in its meeting,
also approved the appointment of a Transaction Advisor and Legal Advisor to
advise on the transfer of assets and employees and to oversee all aspects of operationalization
of the merger. While undertaking this exercise of convergence, interests of the
employees of all the concerned Media Units will be fully taken care and no
employee will be retrenched.
umbrella organization, NFDC, consequent upon the merger of Film Media Units
will be uniquely placed with regard to promotion, production & preservation
of filmic content - all under one management. The vision of the new entity will
be to ensure balanced and focused development of Indian cinema in all its
genres- feature films, including films /content for the OTT platforms,
children’s content, animation, short films and documentaries.
The merger of Film Media Units under a single corporation will lead to synergy amongst the various activities with better and efficient utilization of existing infrastructure and manpower. This will lead to reduction in duplication of activities and direct savings to the exchequer.