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Government Of Assam Information & Public Relations Directorate of Information and Public Relations

What We Do

  • The Directorate has designated specific work to various wings to facilitate smooth functioning of the department.

    PRESS LIAISON SECTION

    This section prepares, handles and disseminates official news backed by photographs (where necessary) to the print and electronic media. Clarification against faulty news and views published in the media are issued by this section. Another major responsibility of the SL section is to prepare speeches and messages etc. for VIPs on all the important occasions. Moreover, coverage of Government functions and VIP programmes are also done by this Section.

    PRESS RESEARCH SECTION

    This section constantly monitors what is reported in the print media concerning the State and the functioning of the Government. Clippings of news and views are regularly made and sent to concerned Ministries and officials with entry into a live Register.

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    This section has to photograph and preserve almost all important official functions. These are distributed for publication in mass media. Moreover, Daily newspapers are also preserved in the Section.

    The Government has always laid adequate stress on this powerful medium. DIPR is the sole agency to release all government advertisements to the media. State Government releases and pays for the advertisements released through DIPR.

    CULTURAL WING

    Songs, street plays, dances etc. are profusely used to propagate messages of community involvement in the administration and development of society. DIPR has a full fledged troupe of artists to this effect, based at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati.

    EXHIBITION WING

    Display of important photo, artifacts etc. done in an artistic way always attract people’s interest. DIPR has a wing exclusively meant for preparation and shaping of field level exhibition.

    TECHNICAL SECTION

    DIPR covers important official functions through Public Address System also. They have a team of trained staff and officers in this section. Moreover, this section handles a huge network of Fixed Loudspeaker System (FLS) in almost all important towns of the state which acts as a local broadcasters.

    INFORMATION CENTRE

    DIPR has a modest Information Center with sufficient books and reference materials at Sremanta Sankardeva Kakalshetra, Guwahati under supervision of a Senior Departmental Officer. The Centre is meant for anyone interested to know various facts of the state.

    PUBLICATION SECTION

    Important Government policy matters, views, proceedings, interpretation etc. along with topical matters concerning public welfare and important speeches of dignitaries on various occasion are compiled and published by the DIPR through this section. Beside publishing periodicals, pamphlets, booklets etc. this section brings out a regular weekly newspaper titled “RAIJOR BATORI” (News of the People) with a circulation of 30,000 copies. The modern weekly newspaper carries the official news and views of the masses.

    REGIONAL OFFICE

    DIPR has set-up five Regional Offices with Senior Officer at the helm in various part of the State and outside State, so as to streamline Departmental functioning. Inside the state DIPR has Regional offices at Diphu, Jorhat and Kokrajhar. And outside the state at Kolkata and New Delhi. These offices incorporate all the functioning of the directorate and also coordinates activities of the DIPR field offices in their respective jurisdiction.

    DISTRICT AND SUB-DIVISIONAL OFFICES

    DIPR has a well monitored network of departmental officers and staff spread across the State. These District and Sub-divisional Information and Public Relations Officers are entrusted to function as ear and voice of the Government in the field level. These officers frequently organize various exercises to generate and mould public opinion in support of the policies of the Government through means of audio, visual media etc. These field offices also run a Fixed Loudspeaker System (FLS) at important places for broadcasting of official announcement needing immediate public attention. Prior to the advent of easy satellite broadcast, these DIPR field officers were very popular with their mobile news and cinema shows, cultural programmes etc. These offices also function as a good library for the public with its stock of valuable books, periodicals etc.