SRINAGAR, AUGUST 28: The Government today constituted an official panel to formulate a comprehensive proposal for revamping the Information Department in light of the fast-changing media scenario.
To be headed by the Administrative Secretary, Information Department, the five-member Committee shall include Director Information, Joint Director Information (Hqrs), Joint Director Information Jammu and Joint Director Information, Kashmir as Members. The Committee shall submit its report within 15 days.
Pertinently, the Minister has already ordered creation of a separate independent mechanism for advertisement distribution to the print media in the offices of the provincial Joint Directors of Information so that the Directorate of Information can effectively channelize its resources and energies on information dissemination.
The DIPR has, on the initiative of the Information Minister, also successfully and professionally started in-house editing and compilation of the departmental programme ‘Aks-e-Parwaaz’ which is being telecast on DD Kashmir 6 days a week.
DIPR has, of late, taken various initiatives to strengthen the Department by way of infrastructure and bring in skilled manpower at various levels to give a professional touch to the information dissemination through print, electronic and new media.