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The Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Rules, 2006

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
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ABSTRACT
Videos – The Andhra Pradesh  Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through
Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Rules, 2006  -  Issued.
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         HOME (GENERAL.A) DEPARTMENT
G.O. Ms. No. 251.         Dated: 10 -10 -2006.
                                                                                                          Read the following:-
            1.  G.O.Ms.No.79 Home(Genl.A2)Dept., Dated 30-4-2005.
2.   Govt.Memo.No.8875/Genl.A2/2005-2,  Dt.2-6-2005.
            3.  Govt.Memo.No.20471/Genl.A2/2005-1 dated 14-2-2005.
            4.   From the Director General of Police, AP, Hyd.,
                   Lr.No.156/A2/2005,  dated 20-09-2005.
5. Chief Electrical Inspector, A.P., Lr.No. CEIG/Hyd/Cinemas/D.No.1456/
     2006, dated 8-5-2006.
6. From the Director-General of Fire Services, A.P., Lr.Rc.No. 2652/B1/
2004, dated 9-5-2006.
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ORDER:
The following Notification will be published in the Extra-ordinary issue of Andhra
Pradesh Gazette dated  13-10-2006.
NOTIFICATION
In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20 of the Andhra Pradesh
Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation)
Act, 1993 (Act 12 of 1993) as amended by the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films and
Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2005
(Act No. 13 of 2005) and in supersession of the existing provisions applicable to the public
exhibition of films on video in the Andhra Pradesh Cinemas (Regulation) Rules  1970,   the
Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules,  namely:-
     CHAPTER – 1
       Preliminary
1.  Short Title:   These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of  Films on
Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Rules, 2006.
2.  Definitions:   In these rules unless the context otherwise requires: -
     1 (a) “Act” means the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through
Video Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Act, 1993.
(b)  “Building” means a building as defined in the A.P. Cinemas (Regulation)
       Rules, 1970,
(c) “DVD” means Digital Versatile/Video Disc;
(d) “Film” includes cinematograph film or video tape through which any series of
visual images recorded on material can be shown as a moving picture,
(e) “Form” means the form set-out in the schedule to these rules,
     (f)  “Licensing authority” means the Commissioner of Police concerned in the twin
     cities of Hyderabad (Hyderabad and Secunderabad), Cyberabad, Vijayawada
and Visakhapatnam and elsewhere the Collectors of the District,
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      (g)   “Local Authority” means, -
(1)   A Municipal Corporation constituted under any law for the time being
       in force,     or
(2) A Municipal Council constituted under the A.P. Municipalities Act. 1965.
(3) A  Panchayat constituted under the A.P. Gram Panchayats Act. 1964.
      (h)       “Pirated Cassette” means a film or DVD or VCD or any mode of film produced
  through Multi-System Operation or Cable Television Network which was
  produced without copyright in relation to a Cinematograph Film or a record
embodying any part of sound track associated with the film,
(i)         “Programme” means any television broadcast and includes,-
(i) exhibition of films, features, dramas, advertisements and serials
     through video cassette recorders or video cassette players or
VCDs or DVDs,
(ii) any audio or visual or audio-visual live performance or
      presentation; and the expression “programming service” shall be
                                   construed accordingly;

( j)    “Section”  means a section of the Act.
(k)    “VCD” means Video Compact Disc;
(l) “Video Cassette Recorder” means a cinematography for the purpose of giving
cinematography exhibition of films recorded on video cassette tape including V.C.Ds
and D.V.D.s or any other mode of recording or exhibition.
(m)  “Video library” means a place by what ever name called, where the business of
          selling, letting on hire, distribution, exchange or putting into circulation in any
manner whatsoever, of films for the purpose of exhibition is carried on.

(2)   Words and expressions used in these rules but not defined therein shall have the
   same meaning assigned to them in the Act.
3.   Interpretation of Rules:   If any doubt arises in  respect of interpretation of these
      rules, otherwise than in connection with the prosecution for an offence, the same
shall be referred to the Government whose decision  there on shall be final.
4.  Application of rules made under other Acts:
(1) All rules made from time to time  under (1) the Andhra Pradesh (Andhra area) places
of Public Resort  Act. 1818 (Act. I of 1818), (2) The Andhra  Pradesh Municipalities Act.,
1965 (Act. VI of 1985), (3) The Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act., 1955 (Act. II  of
1956) (4)  The Andhra Pradesh (Andhra  Area) District Boards Act., 1920 (Act. XIV of 1920)
(5) The Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Town Planning Act. 1920 (Act. VII of 1920), (6) A.P.
Gram Panchayats Act, 1964 (Act. II of 1964), (7) The Copyrights Act 1957 and  the
Copyright Rules, 1958 (8) The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act., 1995 and the
Rules made there under (9) The Cinematograph Act., 1952  and the rules made  there
under  (10) The A.P. Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1955 and A.P.  Cinemas (Regulation)
Rules 1970, relating to matters referred to in section 6 of the Act and in force immediately
before the publication of this notification  in the Andhra Pradesh gazette, shall so far as
may be, apply to the matters afore said.
(2) All references to a Municipal council or Chairman or executive authority  thereof, or
the District Board or the president or executive authority to the Panchayat in any rule
referred to in sub rule (1) shall be construed as reference to the licensing authority under
the Act for the purposes specified in section 6 of the Act.
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    CHAPTER - 2
Grant of a license:
5.  (1)   No objection certificate :-
Any person intending to use any place for exhibition  of film on Television Screen
through Video Cassette Recorder or use any site for constructing or reconstructing a
building for exhibition of film on T.V. Screen through V.C.R. or to install any machinery for
the said purpose and to employ electrical power or other mechanical  power shall make an
application in Form A-I for no objection certificate.
Such application for construction  shall be accompanied by:
(a)  A site plan prepared on a separate sheet drawn to scale, showing
(i)    the cardinal points marked there on;
(ii)   the position of the site in relation to any adjacent  premises and to
   the public thoroughfare upon which it abuts;  and
(iii)   the surrounding  roads and buildings such as schools, hospitals,
   places of worship and the like which exist up to distance   of 182
meters of the site.
(b) Relevant record or   certified copies thereof relating to his ownership and
possession of the site, if he himself is the owner thereof, or those relating to his
lawful possession of the site if he is not  the owner.
(c) The amount of Fee as may be prescribed by the Government shall be paid in
respect of each application and a treasury receipt for the amount of fee paid
shall be submitted along with the application referred herein.
(2)  A copy of the application in Form „A‟-I along with the site plan referred to in
sub-rule (1) shall be submitted to the local authority concerned, which shall forward it to the
licensing authority together with its objection, if any, to the site and to the installation of
machinery equipment.
           (3)  A copy of the application shall also be sent to the Deputy Commissioner of
Police (Traffic) in the twin cities of  Hyderabad (Hyderabad & Secunderabad), Cyberabad,
Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and elsewhere to the concerned Superintendents of
Police, who shall remit it to the licensing authority with objections, if any.
6.     Grant or refusal of No Objection Certificate:
1.  (a)   On receipt of objections, if any, the licensing authority shall scrutinize the same,
with respect to  the compliance of the rules and if found to be defective, he may,
after giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard, reject the application.
(b) If the application is otherwise found proper in all respects and in conformity with all
the relevant rules, the licensing authority shall cause a notice in Form A-II, both in
English and Telugu to be displayed in the notice board of the licensing authority and
the local authority concerned, calling for  objections, if any, in writing from the public
to be submitted within a period of (15)  days, from the date of display of this notice.
Any objections filed after this period shall be liable to be rejected summarily.
(c) After considering the application with due regard to the provisions of section 5  of
the Act and the objection, if any, of the local authority, the police or the public, the
licensing authority, may grant a no-objection certificate in Form „B‟, or may refuse
to grant it.  The orders of the licensing authority in granting or refusing to grant a no
objection certificate, shall be communicated to the applicant and to the person or
persons, if any, who have filed objections before the licensing authority.
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    (2)   The no-objection certificate shall be valid for a period of one year.   If within this
period, the no objection certificate is not utilized for obtaining a license in Form „G‟, a
fresh no objection certificate shall be applied for.
    (3) Any person aggrieved by the order of the licensing authority in granting or refusing
to grant a no objection certificate may prefer an appeal to the Government within a
period of 30 days. 

(4) Transfer of no objection certificate to the legal heirs:
(i)   On the death of the holder of a no-objection certificate during the validity period
      of the no-objection  certificate any of his legal heirs may make an application  in
      Form „M‟ to the licensing authority;
(ii) the application shall be made within a period of three months from the date of
     the death of the holder of no objection certificate;
(iii) every application for transfer or assignment of no objection certificate shall be
     accompanied by  a death certificate of the deceased;
(iv) in case where an application is made by one or more of the legal heirs, the
      consent letters from all other legal heirs for transfer or assignment of no
     objection certificate in his or their favour shall be filed;
(v)    where one of the joint holders of a no objection certificate dies, the certificate
      will be deemed to have lapsed on the date of his death,  unless any of the legal
      heirs of the deceased make an application for transfer.
    (5) Transfer of no objection certificate to other persons:
(i) In case the holder of a no objection certificate desires to transfer or assign
    the certificate to some other person or persons, a joint application by him and
the person or persons shall be made in „Form-M‟ to the licensing authority
    setting forth the reasons for the proposed transfer or assignment before the
period of expiry of validity of the no objection certificate;
The amount of Fee as may be prescribed by the Government   shall be paid
in respect of each application and a treasury receipt for the amount of fee
paid shall be submitted along with the application;
  (ii) the application for transfer on assignment shall be submitted along with  the
original no objection certificate and sworn affidavits by  the proposed  transferor
and transferees;
(iii)  the provisions of the rules relating to the transfer or assignment  in respect of
license shall mutatis mutandis  apply to the transfer of  no objection certificate;
CHAPTER - 3
7.   Approval of plan of building:
   (1)     On receipt of no objection certificate, the applicant shall submit an application for
approval of the plan of the building existing or proposed to be constructed along with:-
(a) complete plans, elevation and sections of the premises in triplicate and of all
erections  or holdings thereon drawn corrects to a scale of one centimeter to a meter
and showing the position of electrical machinery and detailed wiring diagram duly
signed by a licensed electrical contractor as prepared by an Engineer holding a
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degree in civil engineering recognized by the University Grants Commission or by
holder of a diploma in civil engineering with experience for a period of not less than
ten years in building construction;
(b) a plan (in single line) of the wiring  in duplicate, a copy of which shall also be sent to
the Chief Electrical Inspector to Government or an Officer deputed by Chief Electrical
inspector to Government i.e. Deputy Electrical Inspector of concerned jurisdiction;
(c) The applicant shall comply with the Fire and Life safety provisions of the National
Building Code of India, 2005 as amended from time to time.
(2)  While submitting the plan the applicant shall follow the guidelines as given in
Appendix 1.
8.    Approval or Refusal of plan of building:
     On receipt of the plan in triplicate, the licensing authority,  shall after consulting
the Executive Engineer (R & B) and the Chief Electrical Inspector to Government
approve or refuse to approve the plan of the building.  The licensing authority shall send
one copy of the approved plan of the building to the concerned local authority.  In case
the licensing authority refuses approval, the reasons for the same shall be recorded in
writing by him.
9.   Electrical and structural soundness certificates:
       (a)   The applicant shall notify the Executive Engineer (R & B)  while starting the
construction and on completion of the building, shall obtain a certificate of
structural soundness of the building from the Executive Engineer (R & B)  which
shall be valid  for 3 years.  The certificate shall be issued in Form-„C‟.  The
Executive Engineer may grant the certificate for any lesser period for reason to
be recorded in writing.
       (b)     On completion of  electrical Installation in the building,  the applicant shall obtain
a certificate of electrical wiring of the building in Form „D ‟ from the Chief
     Electrical Inspector to Government and Fire safety certificates from Director
General of Fire Services or an Officer deputed by him.
      (c)     In case of Executive Engineer (R&B) refuses to issue the certificate of Structural
soundness of the building for the reasons recorded in writing the applicant shall
have the right to refer the matter to the Superintending Engineer concerned
whose technical opinion thereon shall be final.
10.  Application for permission:
  Every applicant for obtaining permission shall submit an application under section 6
to the licensing authority, accompanied by the certificates issued by the Executive Engineer
(R & B) and Chief Electrical Inspector and the evidence of having insured the premises
      The  licensing authority, after satisfying himself,  may issue to the applicant a
permission under section 6 in the Form „E‟ or refuse to issue such a permission.  The
licensing authority  may also impose any special condition to be fulfilled in the permission.
A copy of the plans and drawings referred to in rule 7 shall be attached to the permission.
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  CHAPTER - 4
Issue of License
11.  Application for license
(a)   Any person who has been granted permission under section 6 may apply for a
license referred to in sub-section (1) of section 3 for exhibition of cinematograph film
on television screen through video cassette recorder.    The application shall be
submitted in Form „F‟, in triplicate, before the licensing authority and shall be
accompanied by a treasury receipt for payment of  fee as may be prescribed by the
Government from time to time.
(b)   The licensing authority shall after satisfying itself in regard to the provision of section
5 and after making  such enquiry as he deems fit may grant the license for exhibition
of film on television screen through video cassette recorder.  The license shall be in
form „G‟ and shall  be subject to such terms and conditions specified therein.  The
license shall be valid for a period covered by the Chief Electrical Inspector to
Government, or an Officer deputed by him, i.e., Deputy Electrical Inspector of
concerned jurisdiction, certificate referred to in rule 9.
(c)   The licensing authority may refuse to grant the license if he finds that the applicant
has not complied with the requirements of section 5.
Provided that before refusing to grant the license, the licensing authority shall
give to the applicant, a reasonable opportunity  of being heard.
12.  License for keeping Video Library:
(a)  Any person intending to keep video library shall make an application to the
licensing authority in Form-„H‟  for obtaining license under sub-section  (1) of
section 4 and shall submit the same in triplicate along with a treasury receipt for
payment of a fee as may be prescribed by the Government from time to time.
(b)  On receipt of the application, the licensing authority shall consult the local
authority concerned and call for its report.  On receipt of the report from local
authority and having regard to the public interest referred to in sub-section (1) of
section 5 of this Act and after satisfying itself to the provisions of sub-section (2)
thereof, the licensing authority may grant a license for keeping a video library in
Form „J‟  which shall be subject to such terms and conditions as specified
therein.
(c)   The licensing authority, on considering the report of the local authority referred to
in sub-rule (b) and for reasons to be recorded in writing, may refuse to grant the
license:
Provided that before refusing to grant license, the licensing authority shall
give to the applicant a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
13.    Renewal of License:
(1)  Every application for renewal of license for exhibition of film on television screen
through video cassette recorder and / or for keeping video library, shall be made thirty days
before expiry of the license sought to be renewed and it shall be made in „Form  O‟,
accompanied by the treasury receipt for payment of fees as may be prescribed by the
Government from time to time and evidence of having insured the place of exhibition film
on T.V. screen through VCR or the video library:
       Provided that if the application is not made before thirty days provided in subrule (1), a late fee as may be prescribed  shall be paid and the Challan enclosed to the
application for renewal.
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(2)     In the case of application for exhibition of film on T.V. screen through video
cassette recorder, it shall be accompanied by evidence from Commercial Tax Authorities
that there is no tax due under the A.P. Entertainments Act. 1939 (Act X of 1939).
(3)      A copy of the application for renewal of license shall be sent simultaneously to
the Chief Electrical Inspector to Government,  Executive Engineer (R & B) and the DirectorGeneral of Fire Services or an Officer designated  by him.
(4)     Certificate of Chief Electrical Inspector:    The Chief  Electrical  Inspector to
Government or an officer deputed by him, i.e., Deputy Electrical Inspector of concerned
jurisdiction,   on receipt of the copy of the application for renewal as required in sub-rule (3)
shall inspect the electrical installation and certify that   the installations continues  to be
maintained according to the rules.
(5)      Renewal of licenses:      On receipt of the certificate of the Chief Electrical
Inspector to Government about Electrical Installation,    the licensing authority or an officer
authorized by him shall inspect the premises and after being  satisfied that all the rules are
duly complied with shall renew the license.
(6)   Temporary permit:
(a)   In case, before the date of expiry of the license, the licensing authority, for any
reason, does not renew,   he shall grant a temporary permit in „Form  K‟.  But
such a permit shall be issued  only when the Chief Electrical Inspector or any
Officer deputed by him, i.e., Deputy Electrical Inspector of  the concerned
jurisdiction certificate continues to be remain valid,
(b) The temporary permit shall be deemed to be license subject to the conditions of
the license sought to be renewed, and no fee shall be charged for issue of the
same.
(c)    The permit shall be valid for a period of one month from the date of issue and
may be renewed for a further period of one month at a time;
Provided that such a permit shall cease to be valid on the licensee receiving the
license duly renewed or receiving an order refusing to renew the license in which
case, the applicant shall surrender the permit.
        (7)  (a) Structural Soundness:  For obtaining a renewal of Certificate of Structural
Soundness in case of the building, an application shall be made to the Executive
Engineer (R & B)  at least one month prior to the date of expiry of the period
specified in that certificate.
(b) The Executive Engineer or an officer deputed by him after inspection of the
building, shall renew the certificate of structural soundness  or refuse to issue
such certificate.  The provisions of rule shall apply mutatis mutandis to the
renewal of such certificate.
(c)  The proceedings of the Executive Engineer (R & B) either issuing or refusing
to issue the structural soundness certificate,  shall be sent to the licensing
authority and a copy thereof shall be sent to the applicant.
14.  Transfer / Assignment of License:
(1)  On the death of licensee, any of his legal heirs, may within a period of six
months from the date of his death make an application in form „L‟ to the licensing authority
for the transfer of the license in his name, along with the death certificate of the deceased
and treasury receipt for the payment of transfer fee as may be prescribed by the
Government.
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In case, the application is made by any of the legal heirs, of the deceased licensee,
consent letter from all the other legal heirs of the deceased for such transfer shall be filed
along with the application.
(2)    Where a licensee  desires to transfer or assign his license in favour of some
other persons, a joint application in  writing signed   by the licensee and the proposed
transferee shall be made to the licensing authority giving all the details required  in  Form
„L‟  along with a treasury receipt for payment of the transfer fee, and a copy of the
document, if any, executed between the parties showing the reasons for the proposed
transfer.
(3)   Calling for objections:  The licensing authority shall cause a notice to be
displayed on its notice board and that of the local authority concerned about the receipt of
the application and such other details as necessary and call for objections, if any, from the
public to be filed in writing within (15) days from the date of publication on the notice board.
Any objection filed thereafter shall be summarily rejected.
(4) Approval or rejection of application:
(a) The licensing  authority, after considering the objections, if any, received
from the public and considering the previous  experience, Eligibility and
antecedents of the applicant, shall either approve or refuse to approve the
transfer or assignment of license.  A copy of the said order shall be
communicated to the applicant and to the Person or persons who filed the
objection,
(b) In case of approval of the transfer or assignment of license, the licensing
authority shall make an entry in its book and the license after endorsement
of transfer or assignment shall be returned to the applicant.
(5)  In case the application for transfer or assignment is rejected, the same shall be
communicated to the applicant in writing giving the reasons therefor.
(6)  Any person aggrieved by the order of the licensing authority approving or
refusing to approve the application for transfer or assignment  of the license
may appeal to the Government and the provision   of rule   15   shall apply to
such appeal.
CHAPTER - 5
     Appeals
15.     (1)  Any appeal to Government under section 18 of the Act against the order or
decision of the licensing authority, refusing to grant or renew a license, or an order revoking
or suspending a license or refusing the application for transfer or assignment of license or
no objection certificate,  shall be preferred within thirty days from the date of receipt of the
order appealed against:
Provided that an appeal may be admitted after the expiry of the thirty days, if the
appellant satisfies the Government that he had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal
within the time limit.
(2) The Memorandum of appeal  shall be submitted in triplicate setting forth
concisely the grounds of objection to the order appealed against.
(3)     It shall be accompanied by the original  or certified copy of the order appealed
against.
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(4) The amount of fee as may be prescribed by the Government  shall be paid in
respect of each appeal and the Memorandum of appeal shall be accompanied by a
treasury receipt for the amount of fee due on the appeal.  No court fee stamp need be
affixed to the memorandum of appeal.
(5) The Memorandum of appeal shall be signed by the appellant or by his
authorized  agent and presented to the appellate authority in person or by his agent on any
working day at  any time during the office hours or sent by registered  post
acknowledgment due.  The authorization to the agent should be in writing unless the agent
holds a power of attorney.
CHAPTER - 6
          Miscellaneous
16.  (1) Title to obtain or hold permission or license:
Any person not below the age of twenty years, any company or firm or
association of individuals, whether incorporated or not, shall be entitled  to
obtain or hold any permission or license under the Act.
  (2)     Applicability of Electricity Act:
The license  shall comply with such of the provisions of the    Electricity Act.,
             2003  and of the rules made there under as are applicable to the premises.
      (3)Premises and equipment to be insured:
Every licensee shall insure the licensed premises the equipment and the Video
Cassettes against the risk of fire so that the licensed place and the video library are
run without fire hazards.
     (4) Display of license & Rules:
The rules and license issued under the Act  printed in large type together with name
and address of the licensee shall be displayed in some conspicuous place at the
entrance at a height of not more than 1.25 meters.
      (5)Smoking prohibited:
Smoking shall not be permitted within the place of exhibition of film on television
screen through video cassette recorder and in places where video libraries are
located.
(6)   Contents of application for license or permission under the Act:
Every application for a license or permission under the Act. shall be in writing and
shall contain:
(a) The name of applicant,
(b) The place at which the exhibition is to be given or video library is to be kept,
(c) The number of seats to be installed in the  case of exhibition of  film,
(d) Such other particulars as may be prescribed.
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(7) Refund of  fee:
In case no application is filed after remitting the fee under rule 5 (c) for obtaining no
objection certificate, under rule 11 (a) for grant of license, under  rule 12 (a) for keeping
video library and under rule 13 for renewal of license, if no appeal is filed, under rule 15  the
entire fee so remitted may be refunded to the applicant.  The application for such refund
shall however be made by the applicant within one month from the date of remittance.
(8) Application for duplicate copy of license.
A duplicate copy of license shall be granted on payment of prescribed fee.
(9) The letter of consent referred to in section 8 of the Act shall be in Form-„N‟.
(10) The distance between two places where exhibition of film on television, film through
Video cassette recorder is made shall be not less than two kilometers.  No exhibition of film
on T.V. screen through VCR shall be allowed in a place if the distance to the nearest
permanent or semi-permanent cinemas, or touring cinema located in the same local area or
in an adjacent village Panchayat or town or cities of Hyderbad-Secunderabad, Vijayawada
and Visakhaptnam is less than two kilometers.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
       PAUL BHUYAN,
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNENT
To
The Commissioner, Printing, Stationery and Stores Purchase, Hyderabad,
(for publication in the  Andhra Pradesh Gazette and   to supply 600 copies).
All the District Collectors.
The Director-General and Inspector-General of Police, Hyderabad.
The  Commissioners of Police,  Hyderabad / Cyberabad/Vijayawada/Visakhapatnam.
The Special Commissioner, Information & Public Relations, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Director General of Fire Services, Hyderabad A.P.
The Chief Electrical Inspector,A.P., Mint Compound, Hyd.
The M.D., A.P.State Film T.V. & Theatre Dev.Corpn.Ltd.,AC.Guards,Hyd.
The Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting,
     Government of India, New Delhi.
The Branch Manager, Films Division, Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad.
A.P. Film Chamber of Commerce, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Hyderbad State Film Chamber of Commerce, S.D.Road, Secunderabad.
Copy to:
The Law Department.
Finance Department.
General administration (I&P.R.)Department.
M.A. & U.D. Department.
SF/SCs.
//Forwarded::By Order//
Section Officer
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APPENDIX – I:
Every person who constructs, re-constructs or alters or adds to a building where an
exhibition of film on Television screen through Video Cassette Recorder is carried on
shall  comply with the following requirements:
1. Such construction activity shall be  in accordance with the Statutory Development
Plan Zoning Regulations and where Zoning Regulations are not in force, in
commercial areas/commercial complexes of height below 15 m;
2. Minimum abutting road width: required 12.2 sq. m
3.  Minimum Setbacks to be provided for the building accommodating such activity:

S,No.
Plot size
(in Sq.
Mts)
Maximum
Height of
Building
Permissible
(in Mts.)
Building Line or Minimum Front Setback (in Mts)
Minimum
setbacks  on
all
other
Sides
(in Mts)
Abutting Road Width     (in Mts)
12.2 and
upto 18
Above 18
and upto
   24
Above
24 and upto
30
Above 30
  (1)                (2)  (3b) (3c)   (3d)   (3e)        (4)
3.0
   1. 500 &
upto 750         12   4.0  5.0   6.0   7.5
       2. Above
750 &         Below 15
upto
1000
   4.0  5.0   6.0   7.5        4.0
       3. Above
1000 &       Below 15
upto
1500
   4.0  5.0   6.0   7.5        5.0
       4. Above
1500 &       Below 18
upto
2500
   4.0  5.0   6.0   7.5       6.0
       5. Above
2500           Below 18   4.0  5.0   6.0   7.5       7.0
4. Parking requirement: 40% of total built up area in case of Municipal Corporations
areas and 30% of total built up area in case of other areas.
5. Requirements as to drainage and sanitary conveniences:
(1)     The ground floor or the lowest floor of the building shall be at such a level as
will allow of the effectual drainage of that floor.  It shall, ordinarily, be not less than
half a meter above the ground or site level.
(2) Means for the effectual drainage of storm water sullage and sewage from the
premises and sufficient and suitable sanitary conveniences for the use of the
occupants of the building.
(3)    Suitable means of drainage to the building and also sanitary conveniences of
such description and design shall be provided as may be recommended by the
Executive Engineer (R & B), who has to issue the structural soundness certificate of
the building,  for the exclusive use of each sex separately and shall cause the same
to be maintained in good order and sanitary condition.
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6. Fire and life safety requirements:
(1)  The floor, roof, ceiling, private boxes, balconies, galleries, tiers, partitions and
every room, lobby, corridor and passage intended for the use of the public shall be
constructed of fire resisting  materials.  The specifications prescribed under Group
D- Assembly Buildings, as per clause 3, part 4 of National Building Code of India as
amended from time to time shall be complied.
(2)    No paneling of walls with wood and other combustible materials for decorative
and other purposes in the building shall be permitted:
Provided that in building in which such paneling has already been effected,
the combustible materials with which the paneling has been effected shall be treated
with fire resistant paints.
7. Doors:
All outside doors for the use of the public shall be made to open outwards and
internal doors shall be so fitted as not to obstruct, when open, any gangway,
passage, stairway or landing, such doors when open should engage on an
automatic spring.
8. Ventilation:
The licensee shall provide sufficient and approved artificial means of ventilation
whenever required by the licensing authority.  Artificial means of ventilations shall
include provision of exhaust fans.
9. Electrical installation not to be altered without approval:
No addition to or alteration of any point of the electrical installation within the
premises shall be made without the prior sanction of the licensing authority.
10. Compliance with instructions:
The Chief Electrical Inspector or any officer deputed by him inspecting an installation
shall, if he discovers any defect therein, issue written orders to the owner or person
in charge for the rectification of the defects through a licensed electrical contractor
and prescribe reasonable time within such orders should be carried out.
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APPENDIX: II
1.       The licensee shall cause:
(1)  All windows and other means of ventilation in the building to be
maintained in good order.
(2)  Every part of such building or place to be maintained in proper sanitary
condition.
(3)   The walls of the buildings to be hot lime washed at least once in every
six months or to be painted once in every two years or more often, if so prescribed.
2. Restriction on admission of persons:
(1)  The licensing authority shall fix the actual number of persons to be
admitted to each class of accommodation  provided in the place of exhibition.  The
number shall be arrived at by calculating at the rate of 20 persons per 10 square
meters of floor area, in respect of that portion of the premises which is provided with
chairs having backs and arms.
(2)  In calculating the floor area under sub-rule (1) the area of the entrances,
the passages, gangways and the stair  cases shall be excluded and no part of the
premises from which a person can watch the exhibition of films shall be excluded.
3.        Rate of admission to be fixed:
(1)  The licensing authority shall fix the actual rates of admission to
accommodation  provided in the place of exhibition after taking into account
the proposals of the licensee, the amenities provided in the place of
exhibition, the prevailing rates of admission in similar places of  exhibition in
similar localities within his jurisdiction and any other relevant factor.
(2) The rates prescribed for admission in the place of exhibition shall be
clearly indicated by means of a board or otherwise.
(3) The licensing authority may, on application by the licensee, alter the
rates of admission if there has been any change in the amenities provided
either in that accommodation or generally in the place of exhibition or for any
other valid reasons.
4. Seating accommodation: The following provisions shall be observed in providing
seating  accommodation:
(1)   Chairs shall be battened together in complete lengths.
(2)   In all cases, there shall be an intervening space of at least 35 centimeter
between the back of one seat and the front of the seat immediately behind
measured between perpendiculars.
5. Provision for electricity:   In the premises, sufficient number of  approved electric
lights fed from an independent source or sources which are automatically switched
on in case of failure of main lighting shall be provided in the place of exhibition,
gangways, passages and exits.
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6. Provision for fire–extinguishers:
(1)  In the place of exhibition, sufficient number of portable fire-extinguishers
of soda acid type and of the ten liter size shall be installed at an adequate
height from the ground to the satisfaction of the licensing authority.  A record
regarding the maintenance of portable extinguishers shall be maintained.
(2) The licensee shall:
1. Once in every three months empty the container of each
portable fire-extinguisher provided in the licensed premises,
clean its nozzles and working parts,  stir the liquids in it and
top it up, immediately record the date of having done so on a
slip of paper and paste the same on the outside of such
container.
2. Once in every year discharge each portable fire-extinguisher
provided in the licensed premises and re-charge it and
immediately record the date of such re-charge  in durable
paint on the external surface of container of the fireextinguishers.
(3)  Sufficient number of buckets with water shall be provided in the
           licensed promises.  Buckets shall be painted in red with the word
          “FIRE” printed on them in large block letters in local vernacular.
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APPENDIX-III
1 (a) Every application to the Licensing Authority for the grant or renewal of a licence for
public exhibition of films on video under the Act shall be in writing and in Form-G in
quadruplicate and shall be accompanied by the treasury receipt for the payment of fees as
may be prescribed.
1(b) application for renewal of licence shall be made three months before the expiry of
the licence sought to be renewed.
2. Within fifteen (15) days of receipt of such application, the Licensing Authority shall:
(a) if the application is not in order, return the same to the applicant for
resubmission within a period of 60 days failing which the application shall be
treated as rejected and fresh application shall be made;
(b) if the application is in order, forward a copy of the application each to the
Executive Engineer (R&B), the Electrical Inspector,   the Health Officer AND
an Officer  from Fire Department asking for their reports and certificates within
fifteen days.
(c) On receipt of the reports and certificates referred to in clause (b) above, if the
licensing authority is satisfied that adequate precautions have been taken in
the place to provided for the safety of the persons attending exhibitions
therein, he shall within ten days from the date of receipt of the above reports
and certificates grant or renew a licence in form „K‟ with or without adding
additional conditions thereto consistent with the provisions of these rules, as
he may deem fit in the interest of health and safety of public;
(i) Provided that if  the licensing authority is satisfied that provisions of
these rules have not been fulfilled and or that it is not in the interest of
the health and safety of the public, he may refuse the grant of the
licence applied for and communicate to the applicant the reasons for
such refusal.
(ii) Provided further that clause (b) and (c) do not apply in the case of
Video exhibitions provided in the transport vehicles.  In the case of
transport vehicles the licence may be granted by the licensing authority
on the basis of the tax receipts under the Andhra Pradesh Motor
Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963, the „C‟ certificate and fitness certificate
issued by the competent authority under the Motor Vehicles Act,  1988.
3. The Licensing Authority while granting or renewing the licence in Form-K shall fix
the maximum number of persons to be admitted at a time and also fix the
maximum rates of admission allowed which are liable for taxation under the
Andhra Pradesh Entertainment Tax Act, 1939 and the rules made thereunder.
4. Licence may be granted/renewed for a period not exceeding one year.
5. Certificates to be obtained by the Licensing authority:
(i) The Electrical Inspector or the Officer deputed by him shall issue Electrical
and Fire Certificate in Form-D   to the effect that the Video apparatus, the
Electrical Installation and Fire Extinguishing appliances are suitable and in
order and fulfil the requirements of these rules.
(ii) The Health Officer of the local authority or the District Health Officer where
the Local authority has no such Officer, shall issue a health certificate to
the effect that the provisions relating to public health,  ventilation and the
like have been satisfied.16
(iii) The Executive Engineer (R&B) or the Officer deputed by him shall issue a
certificate to the effect that the building is fit for the purpose and afford
shelter from sun and rain.
(iv) The certificates referred to above shall be for a period of one year.
6. The distance between the Video screen and the first row seats shall be not less
than 10 (ten) feet and no person shall be admitted within such space.
7. The distance between the existing permanent or semi-permanent or temporary
cinemas and the Video public exhibitions shall be not less than 800 metres
8. The distance between one Video center and another video center shall be not
less than 100 metres.
9.  The public exhibition of Films on Video shall be allowed only in commercial areas
and in no case such exhibitions shall be allowed in residential areas.
10. The Licensing Authority may in consultation with the Health Officer either
       require extractors, exhaust fans, ceiling fans or other means of artificial
ventilation to be provided.
11. There shall be openings of 1.5 square metres for every ten persons for
      ventilation purposes to ensure a balanced air supply.
12. One WC and one Urinal for every 50 persons and less for exclusive use of each
      sex shall be provided.
13.  There shall be atleast two door ways fitted with doors to open outwards.

      14. Drinking water shall be provided in such manner and in such quantity as
            may be specified by the Licensing Authority.
15.  The number of persons to be admitted into any part of the auditorium shall be
determined by calculating at the rate of 20 persons per 9 square metres of floor area
after excluding the area for entrances, passage, gangways, stage and all places to
which the public are not admitted.
16.  The chairs shall be battened together in complete lengths.
17.  There shall be an intervening space of atleast 0.35 metres between the back of
one seat and front of the seat immediately behind measured between
perpendiculars.  In the case of establishments for serving coffee, tea, cool drinks
and other beverages required tables should also be provided.
18.  There shall be a passage of 0.90 metres in width for every ten rows of seating
accommodation.
19.  The gangways shall be not less than 0.90 metres in width and shall be so
arranged that no seats shall be more than 10 seats from a gangway.
20.  All the cables, wires used shall be of BIS grade and the wiring shall pass
through conduit pipes only.
21.  There shall be a separate circuit controlled by a suitable linked switch for the
supply of electricity taken to the Video Hall.
22.   Three pin plugs with the third pin effectively connected to earth shall be used.
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23.  Separate circuits shall be provided for lights, fans and other equipment
respectively.24.   An automatic voltage regulator/stabilizer which can provide an output voltage of
2.30 + 6% shall be installed before the video equipment.
25.      Video films shall not be exhibited in a totally dark room or hall.  A dim light
about 25 Watts to 40 Watts bulb  shall be kept burning throughout the exhibition  of
films.  The bulb shall be placed at right angles to the line of vision of the public.
26. One portable fire extinguisher of Co.2 or C.T.C. or D.P.C. type of 1 kg.
Capacity and one bucket (9 litres.) filled with sand shall be provided.
27. All the provisions in this Appendix shall be applicable to Video Cassette
Recorders and Video Cassette Projectors or any other equipment used for public
exhibition of films on Video in any place including hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs,
transport vehicles etc;
Provided in the case of public exhibition of films on video in transport vehicles
paras 3 and 5 to 27 shall not apply.
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    FORM – A  - I
Application for No Objection Certificte
              (See Rule 5 (1) )
1. Full name of  Applicant:
2. Complete address of Applicant:
Village :
Taluk :
District :
3. Status and previous experience of Applicant  (specially with reference to exhibition
of film on T.V. screen through VCR).
4. Is the application for grant of  permission for construction / re-construction
and alterations)
5. Site where the building is proposed to be constructed / re-constructed or
altered for exhibition of films on T.V. screen through VCR.
Survey number / number of plot
Village :
Taluka :
District :
6. Site plan drawn to be scale of not less than 1 cm to 15 metres covering on area
upto 200 metres from the boundaries of the proposed site showing:
a)  the position of the proposed premises in relation to any adjacent
     premises and to the public thorough fare upon which the site of
premises abuts.
b)  Thatched huts, if any, in the neighborhood ?
c)   Nearby schools, educational institutions, places of worships etc. and
      other premises exhibiting film on T.V. screen through VCR.
d)   All survey numbers which are required for a direct access to the
       public road.
7.  Area in square meters of the:
1) Site
2) Proposed building
3) Space for parking
4) Booking office, shelters & railings
5) Urinal & W.C.
8. Suitability of the site for exhibition of film on T.V. screen through VCR.
9. Whether the exhibition of film on TV Screen through VCR is likely to serve the needs
of any particular locality?
10. Are you in arrears in payment of taxes and other dues payable by you to the state
Government.
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11. If the matter is under Appeal, please State so.
Have you ever been convicted  of an offence under section 14 of the Andhra
Pradesh Entertainment Tax Act., 1939.  If so give details.
12. What is the approximate population of the locality.
(Say for around 8 kilometers) from the site
13. Possession by applicant of other places, if any, and licensed under the Act. and if
so,
a)  Whether in the same locality or elsewhere
b)  Whether at the time of applying for license or any time previously
c)  If so, please give details, license No.  etc.
14. Whether necessary fee has been paid and the treasury receipt has been furnished
along with this application.
Please give the challan number, date of  payment and name of the treasury.
15. Whether the site is owned by applicant or taken on lease.
Attach document of ownership / lease deed as the case may be.
Date: Signature of  Applicant
Certified that all the particulars given above in column 1 to 14 are true and correct to
the best of my knowledge and belief.
Signature  of Applicant
    ……….2020
          FORM – A - ii
Notice calling for objection
      (see Rule 6 (1)  (b))
Whereas Sri ……………………, son of ……………………… aged residing at
(address) …………………… has applied to me on ……………… for the grant of a No
Objection Certificate to exhibit film on Television Screen through, Video Cassette Recorder/
at a site measuring about………. (areas) and bearing Survey number ………..of village of
Mandal of  ……….. district, belonging to him and in his possession/belonging to and taken
by him on lease for a period of ………….. years from ………. years   To ………
Notice is hereby given that any person having any objection to the grant of a No
Objection Certificate as aforesaid on the grounds of non-compliance by the applicant with
any of the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition on Television Screen through Video
Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act., 1993 should file his objection in writing with the
licensing authority within  15 days of the Publication of this notice.
Any objection filed after this period shall be liable to be summarily rejected.
Place:
Date:
(signed) Designation
Licensing Authority
NOTE:  Where more than one person is the applicant, full details of the all applicants may
be given and the form may be suitably altered.
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FROM – B
(No Objection Certificate)
       (Section 6 (1) (C) )
Under rule 6 of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through
Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act. 1993, the Collector of …………… /
Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City hereby grants the certificate that there is no
objection to Sri ………………….. son of ……………….. ….  R/o ………………… exhibiting
film on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorder in the land belonging to Sri
………………….   The site where the exhibition of Film is to be located is specified below:
(Please give here the description of the site as in Form A.)
The No. Objection Certificate is valid for a period of one year from the date here of
and if within this period the proposed exhibition is not put up, a fresh No Objection
Certificate should be applied for.
The No Objection certificate is also subject to the following special conditions:
Dated:……….this………. day of …………..
Collector of …………………..……….
Seal the   ----------------------------------------------------
          Commissioner of Police,  Hyderabad
NOTE:   The No Objection Certificate shall cover not only the Survey number of survey
numbers of the plot or plots on which the exhibition is proposed to be located, but also the
survey number or survey numbers of the plot or plots which is proposed, to be used as
access.
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     FORM - C
Certificate of structural soundness
  (See Rule  9 (a)  )
Certificate No. Date:
I,………………………….. Executive Engineer, Roads & Buildings,…………………
Certify that the provisions of the A.P. Exhibition of  Films on T.V. Screen through video
Cassette Recorders (Regulation) Act. 1993, with regard to the construction of the building
have been carried out in the construction of cinema building known as “……………………
………………………..”  situated at …………………… constructed of non-inflammable
materials having galvanized zinc or asbestos sheets for roofing and ……………………….
Of which Shri ………………………. Is the owner / license / managing proprietor and Shri .
………………………….. is the manager / person in charge and that the building is
structurally sound.
Signature of applicant.
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     FORM – D
(See Rule  9  (b)  )
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ELECTRICAL INSPECTORATE
Office of the Chief Electrical  Inspector to Government, Hyderabad.
Certificate No. ………………   dated :………………
Certificate of the Electrical Installation:
           Under rule ……….. of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television Screen
through Video Cassette Recorder (Registration) Act., 1993,  I certify that the electrical
installation of the place of exhibition known as ………………………………………………
and more particularly…………. …………………………………………………………………
Described overleaf of which Sri ……………………….. ………………………………………
is the Managing Proprietor and Sri……………………………………………………………..
is the Manager or person-in-charge at ……………. in order  and in accordance  with rules.
2. The certificate is valid  for period of ……….. from ……………. To……….. but is liable
to revocation within this period.
Signature of Officer
Reverse:
Details of video equipment, electrical and fire extinguishing appliances.
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FORM – E
Permission under section 6 of the Andhra Pradesh  Exhibition of Films on Television
Screen through Video Cassette Recorder  (Regulation) Act. 1993.
        (See Rule 10)
Permission under section 6 of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television
Screen through, Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act. 1993  read with rule 5 (1) of the
Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorder
(Regulation) Rules 2006 is hereby granted in favour of Sri ……………. To use the place as
specified below  for the exhibition of film on Television screen through Video Cassette
Recorder and  to use site for constructing a building thereon for the exhibition of film on
Television screen through Video Cassette Recorder,  to construct or reconstruct any
building for such  exhibition of film, to install any machinery in the  place where such
exhibition of films are proposed to be given:
Subject to the terms and conditions specified below:
………………. Licensing Authority
(Strike out what is not necessary)
Here enter the name of the person
Here specify the place.
Here enter the terms and conditions
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FORM - F
Application for License for Exhibition of Video Film
See Rule 11 (a)
1. Full name of the Applicant :
2. Complete Address of the Applicant  :
Village :
Mandal :
District :
3. Status :
4. Details of the premises for which license is applied for:
(giving survey no. village, mandal and district, wherever  applicable)
5. Details of the permission granted by the licensing authority under
section 6 in respect of the premises.
6. Have you been regularly paying taxes and other dues payable to the
State Government.
7. Are there any arrears due
8. If the matter is under appeal, give details
Place:
Date: Signature of Applicant
Certified that all the above particulars are true and correct to the best of
My knowledge and belief.
Signature of Applicant
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FORM – G
License for exhibition of films on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorder
    or V.C.Ds or D.V.Ds
       (See Rule 6   (2)
Name and Address of  licensee:
If the licensee is not the owner of the place or building,
The name and address of the owner thereof:
Situation of the place or building:
Area of the place or building in square metres:
Whether the place or building is to be used during
The day or during the night or both.
Date of last inspection by the District Electrical
Engineer or Officer authorized by him:
Special conditions, if any, on which the license
Is granted:
Period for which the license is to be in force:
Fees paid:
(Actual) number persons permitted in each part of
the auditorium:
In the First Class Persons
In the  Persons
In the Persons
In the  Persons
Total
Details of Punishments:
Number and date of Offence Nature of
Proceeding of the committed punishment
Licensing Authority
(1)     (2)      (3)
Conditions of License:
The license is granted subject to the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of
Films on Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act. 1993 and
the rules made thereunder.  It is also subject to the following conditions.  The terms and
conditions of the license,   may be modified or added to at any time during the currency of
the license.
1. This license does not exempt the licensee or his servants or agent from taking out
any other license required by or otherwise complying with  any other law or rule, by law
made thereunder.
2. (a)  The licensee shall not exhibit or permit to be exhibited any film other than a film
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which has been certified as suitable for public exhibition by the authority constituted under
section 4 of the Cinematograph Act., 1952, and which when exhibited display the
prescribed mark of that authority, and has not been altered or tampered with in any way
since such mark was affixed thereto.
(b)   The licensee shall not exhibit, or permit to be exhibited in the place in respect of
which this license is given, to any person who is not an adult  any film which has been
certified by an authority constituted under section 4 of the Cinematograph Act., 1952 as
suitable for public exhibition restricted to adults.
(c)   The licensee shall not display or cause to be displayed, any photograph picture
or poster which depicts or represents or purports to represent  a scene or shot which has
been excised from any film under the orders of the Central Board of film Censors of the
Central Government.
(d)   There shall be prominently exhibited at each public entrance whenever the
premises are open to the public, a notice indicating in tabular form and in clear bold letters
and figures.
i) the title of each film to be shown on that day, other than trailers and
advertisements films..
ii) the approximate times of commencement and closing of each such
films as indicated below:
Morning Show Matinee Show First Show   Second Show Special Show
(1) (2)      (3) (4) (5)
Show begins at:
Duration in minutes:
Advertisement shorts:
Documentary newsreel:
Main feature:
Interval:
Trailers:
Total duration:
Show ends at approximately:
iii) Whether each such film has received an “A”  or “U” certificate from the
Central Board of Film Censors, and
iv) Whether persons below the age of 18 years, other than children below
the age of three years will be admitted or not.
v) The nature of any certificate received in respect of a film from the Central
Board of Film Censors shall clearly be indicated by the letter “U”  or  “A”
In any advertisement of the film displayed at the premises.
vi) The licensee shall put up at his cost at prominent places on the premises
advertisement boards indicating the penal provisions in the Andhra Pradesh
Entertainment Tax Act. 1939, in respect of a person found in the theatre
Without a ticket or pass.
2A (I) External loud speakers in any exhibition of film as a source of attraction shall
be prohibited.
(ii) The sound inside the theatre shall be kept at the optimum level that is really
necessary for comfortable hearing and shall not be too loud or noisy.
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3. The licensee shall not exhibit advertisement slides relating to sexual diseases and
medicines to correct sexual disorders or purporting to assist the childless in begetting
children.
4. The licensee shall not permit obsene or objectionable posters or pictorial publicity
material to be displayed in the licensed premises.
5. The grant of this license is subject to any orders that may be passed by the State
Government under section 7  of the Act.
6. The actual rates of payment for admission to the different classes in the licensed
premises shall be as indicated below and these rates shall not be altered during currency of
this license without an order in writing by the licensing authority permitting such increase.
Class of Accommodation Actual rates of
I Class    Admission
7. The licensing authority and any subordinate duly authorized by him in that behalf
and any Police Officer deputed to keep order during any entertainment in the licensed
premises shall, at all times have free access to the said premises in order to see whether
the conditions of the license are fulfilled.
8. The licensee shall comply with such directions as the State Government may by
general or special order given as to the manner in which approved films shall be exhibited
in the course of any performance.
9. The licensee shall also comply with such directions as the licensing authority may
give in regard to the exhibition of slides in each performance.
10. No firework shall be used as an adjunct to a place of exhibition.
11. The licensee shall not, without the permission of the licensing authority, assign,
sublet or otherwise transfer the license or the licensed premises, nor shall the  licensee
without permission as aforesaid allow any other person during the period of currency of the
license, to exhibit films in the licensed premises.
12. The licensed premises shall not be kept open before ……………………….. or after
…………………….. on any day without obtaining special permission in writing from the
licensing authority in respect of such day.
The hour fixed by the licensing authority with due regard to local conditions (but not
earlier than 12 midnight and not later than 1.30 a.m.) should be entered.
13. The licensee shall conduct not more than four shows, within the maximum permitted
exhibition time in a day:
Provided that on local festival days, or public holidays, one special show per day
over and above the four shows, may be permitted, by the licensing authority (subject to the
condition that for conducting) a special show on public holidays or Sundays the licensee
shall intimate the licensing authority in advance and in respect of conducting a special
show on local festival days the licensee shall obtain prior permission of the licensing
authority.
14. The licensee shall ensure that no dispute arising out of ownership or possession of
the site, building or equipment is likely to cause any breach of the peace at any time.
15. The license shall provide a suitable cycle stand or the cycles that may reasonably be
expected to be brought and arrange for taking care of them.  He shall also make necessary
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arrangements to look after the cars, scooters and motor cycles which are brought to the
licensed premises.
16. The licensee shall not use the licensed premises for any purpose other than that for
which it has been licensed under the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television
Screen through,  Video Cassette Recorder, and the rules made there under, which may on
merits accord such permission for individual performance and the proceeds thereof are to
be devoted solely to philanthropic, religious, charitable, social, political or literary purposes.
17. The licensee shall in respect of each film in his possession, produce when
demanded by any Police Officer not below the rank of a Inspector of Police or an Officer
authorized by Government in this behalf, a letter of consent from the person who is the first
owner of the Copyright of the Cinematograph film, under  section of the Copyright Act. 1957
(Central Act. XIV of 1957) and in each such copyright has been assigned under section of
the said Act. from the assignee of such copyright.
18. The license shall be subject to cancellation or suspension for the breach of any of
these conditions or of the special conditions specified on the reverse.
19. The licensee shall  maintain details of all VCDs, DVDs and other Video Cassettes
Records for selling, buying, letting on hire and distribution of cassettes.
Dated, this the ……….. day of …….
Signature and seal of the
Commissioner/Collector
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FORM – H
Application for license for keeping Video Library
(See rule 12 (a)  )
1. Full name of the applicant :
2. Address of the applicant :
Village: Mandal: District:
3. Give details of your status:
4. I)  Have you been regularly paying taxes and other dues payable by you to
     the State Government.
II   Are you in arrears in respect of any such tax or dues
III)  If so, is the matter under appeal or  otherwise under consideration of the
      Authorities.
5. Have you any previous experience in the line of keeping video library
if so, give full details.
6. Do you possess now or have you ever possessed before any place
licensed under the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of Films on Television
Screen through Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation), Act. 1993, if so,
Give full details of the places and the periods.
7. Details of the premises for which you require the license for keeping video
library.  Give survey number if any, village, taluk, district.
8. Do you own the building premises ?  If so, attach documents relating to
ownership along with true copies.
9. Have you taken the building on lease ?  If so, attach the lease deed with a
true copy  and also copies of the records to prove ownership of lessor.
10. What is the approximate population  of the locality.
Date: Signature:
Certified that all the above particulars are true to the best of my knowledge
And belief.
Signature:
  …….3131
FORM – J
License for keeping a Video Library
(See Rule 12 (2) )
1. Name and address of licensee :
2. If the licensee is not the owner of the place or building,
the name and address of the owner thereof:
3. Situation of the place of building:
4. Area of the place or building in square metres:
5. Materials of which the roof, side walls, gallery
and staircase are made:
6. Whether the place or building is to be used during
the day or during the night or both:
Period for which the license is to be in force:
Conditions of  license:
This license is granted subject  to the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of
Films on Television Screen through, Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act, 1993 and
the rules made thereunder.  It is also subject to the following conditions.  The terms and
conditions of the license, as inserted, may be modified or added to at any time during the
currency of the license.
1) This license does not exempt the licensee or his servants or agents from taking out
any other license required by or otherwise complying with any other law or rules or by-law
made thereunder.
2) The licensing authority and any subordinate duly authorized by him in that behalf
and any police officer deputed to keep order shall at all times have free access to the said
premises in order to see whether the conditions of the license are fulfilled.
3) The licensee shall in respect of each film V.C.Ds or D.V.Ds in his possession,
produce when demanded by any Police Officer not below the rank of a Inspector or an
officer authorized by Government in their behalf, a letter of consent from the person who is
the first owner of the Copyright of the Cinematograph film V.C.Ds or D.V.Ds  under section
of the Copyright Act. 1957 (Central Act XIV of 1957) and in case  such copyright has been
assigned under section of the said Act. from the assignee of such copyright.
4) The licensee shall not possess any film  V.C.Ds and D.V.Ds  other than a film which
has been certified as suitable for public exhibition by the authority constituted under section
of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (Central Act. XXXVI of 1952) and which, when exhibited
display the prescribed mark of that authority and has not been altered or tampered with in
any way since such mark was affixed thereto.
Dated:…………. The day of ………………
Seal of the …………………………………
Commissioner of Police /
Collector
…..3232
FORM – K
Temporary License for Exhibition under the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of  Films on
Television Screen through Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Act. 1993.
(See rule 13 (6) (a)
Whereas Sri………………………….. (full name and address) has applied for renewal
of his license and the said license has been retained in my office  pending disposal of his
application.  He is hereby permitted temporarily to exhibit films in (here enter description of
premises) under the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition of films on Television Screen through
Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation)  Act. 1993 for a period of one month from the date
subject to the provisions of rule 17  of the Andhra Pradesh Exhibition  of Films on
Television Screen through  Video Cassette Recorder (Regulation) Rules 2006.
Dated, the ………day of
Commissioner of Police /
         Collector
……..3333
        FORM – L
Application for Transfer  or Assignment of License in Form “G” and Form “J”
    (See Rule 14 (1)
      SECTION – I
                                                              Licensee
Person to whom the license is to be transferred or assigned:-
1. Full name of the applicant:
2. Address of the applicant:
Village: Mandal: District:
3. Age:
4. (a)  Status, antecedents and previous experience of the applicants:
Note:  The applicants should furnish herein among other
Things particulars of taxes or other dues to Government
and  whether in respect of  any  assessment  for tax, the
matter is under  consideration  with the authorities of the
Government.
(b)  Whether the applicants  have not been convicted
of an offence under clause (b) or Clause (c) of Section 14 of
Andhra Pradesh Entertainment Tax Act.,  (Andhra  Pradesh
Act. X of 1989) and if so, particulars of such convictions.
5. Period of a validity of the license.
6. Is the application for transfer or assignment in respect of the place  of
exhibition / keeping  video library.
7. Is the application of transfer or assignment of the license?
(Here give details of the period for which the license is proposed to be transferred
or assigned and the consideration fixed for the transaction, etc.)
8. What are the reasons for the proposed transfer or assignment of the license?
Signature of the Applicants.
…….3434
SECTION - II
1. Full name of applicant:
2. Address of the applicant:
Village: Mandal: District:
3. Age of the applicant:
4. a) Status, antecedents and previous experience of the applicant.
NOTE:  The application should furnish herein among other things particulars of
Taxes or other dues to Government and whether in respect of any assessment for
Tax, the matter is under consideration with the authorities of the Government.
(5)  Whether the applicant has not been convicted or an offence under clause (b)
or clause (c)  of section 14 of the Andhra Pradesh Entertainments Tax Act., 1939,
and if so, particulars of such convictions.
5. a)  Name of the deceased licensee.
b)   Date on which the licensee died:
6. a)   Particulars about all the legal heirs to the licensee:
Name of legal heirs:
Age:
Relationship to licensee:
(b) On what basis the applicant  claims to be legal heir of the licensee:
7. Is the application for  transfer in respect of the place of exhibition / keeping video
Library.
8. Period of validity of the license:
9. Has the application obtained the consent of all other legal heirs in writing, for the
transfer of the license in his/her name ?  (Consent statement to be attached).
Signature of applicants.
   …….3535
FORM – M
Application for transfer or assignment of No Objection Certificate
(See rule 6 (4)(i)
1. Full name(s) of the applicant(s)
2. Address(es) of the applicant(s):
Village: Mandal: District:
3. Age of the applicant(s):
4. The nexus between  the No Objection Certificate holder(s) and the applicant(s)
5. Reasons for the applicant(s) choice by the No Objection Certificate holder:
6. (a)   Details of status, antecedents and previous experience, if any, of the
applicant(s):
Explanation:  The applicant(s) should furnish herein, among other things, particulars of
taxes and other dues to Government and whether in respect of any assessment for tax the
matter is under consideration with the authorities of Government.
(b)  Whether the applicant /any of the applicants  been convicted or compounded for any
offence under clause (b) on clause (c) of section 14 of the Andhra Pradesh Entertainment
Tax Act., 1989 (Andhra Pradesh Act. of 1989) and if so, particulars of such conviction
compounding:
(c)   The date  on which the holder / joint holder of the No Objection Certificate: died.
7. a)   particulars about all the legal heirs to the deceased holder of the No Objection
Certificate:
Name of heirs:
Age:
Relationship to the deceased holder of No Objection Certificate:
(b) On what basis the applicant(s) of the deceased holder / joint holder of the No
Objection Certificate:
8. Whether the application is for transfer or inclusion of another person in the capacity
of a joint holder of the No Objection Certificate in respect of a place of exhibition.
9. Number and date of  proceedings of the licensing authority granting the No
Objection Certificate and the period of validity of the  No Objection Certificate.
10. Has / have the applicant(s) obtained the consent of all other legal heirs  in
writing for the transfer of the No Objection Certificate in his / her name ?
(Consent statement to be attached).
Signature of applicant(s)
Enclosures:
1) Original No Objection Certificate:
2) Sworn affidavits prescribed in rule:
…….3636
   FORM – N
  Form of Letter of Consent
         (See Rule 16  (i) )
I, …………………….. son of ……………………. Company/Firm, being the first  owner of the
copyright  of cinematograph film  under  section 17 of Copyright Act. (Central Act. No. 14 of
1957) assignee, claiming through the first Copyright owner of the Cinematograph film do
hereby give the consent for the exhibition of a film titles as *………………………. In Video
Cassette Recorder or V.C.Ds or D.V.Ds for exhibiting it on Television screen through
Video Cassette Recorder and /for keeping of such film in the Video Library.
Signature of the owner/Assignee of copy right.
*Here enter the name of Cinematograph Film.
…….3737
Form – O
Application for renewal of license for exhibition of Film on T.V. Screen through V.C.R.
and/or  for keeping video library.
        (See Rule 13 (i))
1. Full name of Applicant :
2. Address of the Applicant :
Village: Mandal: District:
3. Status :
4. Details of the  premises for which
license is applied for :
5. Is the application for renewal of
exhibition of film on T.V. screen
through VCR or for keeping
Video Library :
6. Details of the permission granted
by licencing authority :
7. Have you been regularly paying
taxes and other dues payable
to the state Government.  :
8. Are there any arrears due :
9. If the matter is under appeal,
give details :
10. Have you paid the application
fee for renewal of license :
11. Is the place of exhibition of Film
on T.V. screen Insured ?
If, so, give details :
Place:
Date: Signature of Applicant
Certified that all the above particulars are true and correct
To the best of my knowledge and belief.
Signature of applicant
N.B. :  Please enclose evidence of
1)  No tax due from commercial tax authority,
2)  Insurance of place of exhibition of Film
     on T.V. screen,   and
3)  Treasury challan receipt.
. . . . .
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