It is an attached department of the provincial government responsible for the over all publicity and public relation. It is through this department that the government in this province keeps contact with mass media including newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and cinema. At least one of its representatives works with each department/organization of the province as Public Relations Officer and provides news to the mass media through this Directorate.
It is from this Directorate that news regarding the activities and day-to-day working of all the government departments, functionaries including the Governor, Chief Minister and Cabinet members will be constantly updated on this site on daily basis. The concerned PRO to each Department, Minister or functionary can be any time contacted for any query with regard to the concerned Department, Minister or functionary.
A state-of-the-art Media Center has been established in the Directorate. This Media Center provides facilities for lectures seminars and workshops. It is mainly utilized for press conferences by government functionaries and cabinet members. The following are some of the main functions of the media center.
1. Liaison between Government and the media.
2. Image building & projection of Government policies.
3. Monitoring of national and International media and developing prompt response where required.
4. Awareness about local/national issues.
5. Arranging of press conferences and seminars.
6. Placement of information/advertisements/news/handouts on the Internet.
7. Preparation and circulation of important Government functionaries/ departments.
8. Publication of all important Cabinet decisions.
9. Arrangement of interprovincial goodwill / informational / educational tours
10. Addressing any other media/communication related issues as required.
This is the section from where coverage of all government activities is coordinated constantly. It is from here that one can instantly get information regarding the schedule of any Minister or Public Relation Officer (PRO). Any information regarding the regional offices can also be obtained from here.