Publicity department of Haryana being strengthened

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Chandigarh, Nov 7 (UNI) Director Information and Public Relations Department, K K Khandelwal today said that efforts were being made for strengthening the department and as many as 27 offices of Assistant Information and Public Relations Officers were being set up in the State.

Mr Khandelwal was addressing the two-days meeting of District Information and Public Relations Officers (DIPROs) at Haryana Niwas here.

The Commissioner said that the offices of AIPROs would be set up in the 27 Sub-Divisions soon. He said that there were total 47 sub-divisions in the State and out of these 20 sub-divisions were at the Headquarters level. He said that Rs one lakh each would be given for setting up of the offices of AIPROs at the sub-division level.

Mr Khandelwal exhorted the District Information and Public Relations Officers (DIPROs) that efforts should be made to propagate the policies and programmes of the government in common language so that maximum benefit could reach to the common man. He opined that follow up story of every development project launched by the VIP should be ensured.

He disclosed that special publicity campaign would be launched in the State from December 1 next and all the villages of the State would be covered under the programme.

He said that the offices of DIPROs would also be strengthened by providing three computers in every office besides all the vacant posts would also be filled up on the priority basis.

Mr Khandelwal said that the department was promoting folk singers, who were very popular even today and the drama units of the department were being revised and 11 new drama units would be set up in the department having 10 members each.

He said that nine such drama units were already working in the department.

The Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Sunderpal Singh said that the publicity of the welfare schemes of the government should be done keeping in view the public taste.


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