Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aim and Objectives of the Organization:
The Information and Public Relations Department serves as a link between people and the Government. This department not only informs the public on the plans, policies and programmes of the Government, but also endeavors to ensure people's participation in the successful implementation of different developmental programmes. To implement these programmes and to make them people-oriented, this Department also functions at State levels.
2. Mission/ Vision:
In its mission to inform, educate and entertain the people, the Information and Public Relations Department acts as a catalyst of change. Disseminating information and gathering feedback on the implementation of developmental programmes, this department attempts to improve the standard of living of the target public by assessing their information needs and undertaking simultaneously a plan of action. This department also seeks to elicit public cooperation towards the process of development.
3. Brief History & Background of its Establishment:
The Department was created originally as a part of the Home Department and was named as Home (Public Relations) Department. Subsequently it was separated from the Home Department on the 8thJuly, 1978 and started functioning as an independent Department of the State Government in the name of Information 8* Public Relations Department.
4. Allocation of Business:
As delineated in the Odisha Government Rules of Business including instructions of General Administration Department from time to time.
a) District Information and Public Relations Officer: Overall Supervision of the D.I & P.R.O. Section under the administrative control of I & PR. Deptt/
b) Sub Divisional Information and Public Relations Officer: Supervision of S.D.I.& P.R.O. Section under the administrative control of D.I. & P.R.O
c) Clerk-cum-Librarian: Monitoring of Information Centre-cum-Reading Room
d) Clerk-cum-Librarian: Now in charge Cash, Establishment, Budget.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the Mission:
Applying print, electronic, folk, audio-visual and oral media the Department shoulders onerous responsibility to design, develop and execute information campaigns to achieve its mission.
6. Details of Services Rendered:
ii) Press information service
iii) T.V. news & print media news
iv) Photo service
vi) Information centre-cum-reading room