Monsoon Session of 7th Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa began at the Goa Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim on July 19, 2018.

Monsoon Session of 7th Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa began at the Goa Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim on July 19, 2018.

Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha along with Chairman of Goa Public Service Commission, Shri Jose Manuel Noronha releasing the 30th Annual Report of Goa Public Service Commission 2017 – 18 at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula on July 17, 2018.

Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha along with Chairman of Goa Public Service Commission, Shri Jose Manuel Noronha releasing the 30th Annual Report of Goa Public Service Commission 2017 – 18 at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula on July 17, 2018.

Group photo shows Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha and Dr. Ram K. Sinha along with Shree Datta Padmanabh Peeth

Group photo shows Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha and Dr. Ram K. Sinha along with Shree Datta Padmanabh Peeth- Peethadhishwar, Dharmabhushan Sadguru Brahmeshanandacharya Swami and Director of Shree Datta Padmanabh Peeth, Adv. Brahmidevi with the 14 Upadhai (Vedik Scholar) who were felicitated for dedicating their life for preservation of Sanskrit & Culture, during the "Goa Sanskrit Darshanam" org. at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula on July 16, 2018. Also seen are Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Prof. Varun Sahani, CEO & President of Khan’s Media – Dubai, Shri Mohammed Khan, Artist & Student of SBVGRI- Tapobhoomi, Shri Batu D. Narvekar and Editor of Tarun Bharat, Shri Kiran Thakur.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha addressing the meeting at the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the representatives of Industry at Raj Bahvan on July 13, 2018. Secretary to Governor, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur is also seen.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha addressing the meeting at the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the representatives of Industry at Raj Bahvan on July 13, 2018. Secretary to Governor, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur is also seen.

Minister for Town & Country Planning, Shri Vijay Sardesai in the presence of Minister for Revenue, Shri Rohan Khaunte briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Porvorim on July 11, 2018.

Minister for Town & Country Planning, Shri Vijay Sardesai in the presence of Minister for Revenue, Shri Rohan Khaunte briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Porvorim on July 11, 2018.

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of First Lady, Smt. Savita Kovind, Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha and Dr. Ram K. Sinha planted a sapling in the Raj Bhavan Garden, Donapaula on July 8, 2018.

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of First Lady, Smt. Savita Kovind, Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha and Dr. Ram K. Sinha planted a sapling in the Raj Bhavan Garden, Donapaula on July 8, 2018.

President of India ,Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady of India, Smt. Savita Kovind , Governor of Goa Dr.( Smt). Mridula Sinha and others seen during their Visit to Mangueshi Temple

President of India ,Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady of India, Smt. Savita Kovind , Governor of Goa Dr.( Smt). Mridula Sinha and others seen during their Visit Mangueshi Temple on July 08,2018.

President of India ,Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady of India, Smt. Savita Kovind , Governor of Goa Dr.( Smt). Mridula Sinha and others seen during their Visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus Church at Old Goa

President of India ,Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady of India, Smt. Savita Kovind , Governor of Goa Dr.( Smt). Mridula Sinha and others seen during their Visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus Church at Old Goa on July,08,2018.

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Smt. Savita Kovind attended Annual Convocation ceremony of Goa University

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Smt. Savita Kovind attended Annual Convocation ceremony of Goa University at Taleigao plateau on July 7, 2018. Also seen are Governor of Goa Chancellor of Goa University, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar and others.

President of India at arrival at Dabolim

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Smt. Savita Kovind were received by the Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Sripad Naik, Protocol Minister, Shri Mauvin Godinho and Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma-IAS on their arrival at Naval Enclave, Dabolim on July 7, 2018.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha felicitating Headmistress, Smt. Smita Parsekar

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha felicitating Headmistress, Smt. Smita Parsekar on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of Harmal Panchakroshi Shikshan Mandal at Harmal on July 4, 2018. Also seen are Ex- Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar and Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee members.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurating “Vedanta Computer Training Centre”

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurating “Vedanta Computer Training Centre” at Harmal Panchakroshi Shikshan Mandal on July 4, 2018. Also seen are Ex- Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Headmistress, Smt. Smita Parsekar and others.

Chief Minister launches "National Career Service (NCS) Portal" – (www.ncs.gov.in) at Porvorim on July 4, 2018.

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar in the presence of Minister for Labour & Employment, Shri Rohan Khaunte launched "National Career Service (NCS) Portal" – (www.ncs.gov.in) at Ministerial block Porvorim on July 4, 2018.

Governor inaugurates Refresher Course in Hindi, organized by UGC – Human Resource Development Centre - Goa University at Taleigao Plateau on Jul. 3, 2018.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha delivering inaugural address at the Refresher Course in Hindi, organized by UGC – Human Resource Development Centre - Goa University at Taleigao Plateau on July 3, 2018. Also seen are Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Prof. Varun Sahani, Registrar, Dr. Y.B. Reddy and Head of HRDC, Shri I.K. Pai and Prof. of Hindi (G.U.), Prof. Ravindranath Mishra.

Shri Rohan Khaunte Lighting the Traditional Lamp to mark the Inauguration of “Anti Drugs Awareness Programme"

Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte Lighting the Traditional Lamp to mark the Inauguration of “Anti Drugs Awareness Programme" at Porvorim on June 27, 2018. Also seen are are ZP Member, Shri Gupesh Naik, Sarpanch, Shri Swapnil Chodankar, Director SCERT., Shri Nagraj Honneker, SP (ANC), Shri Umesh Gaonkar and others.

Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte is being presented with the Skoch Order-of-Merit Award 2018

Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte is being presented with the Skoch Order-of-Merit Award 2018 and Skoch Gold Award won by North Goa Collectorate at Porvorim on June 27, 2018. Also seen are Collector and District Magistrate, North Goa Smt. Nila Mohanan, IAS Addl. Collector Shri Vikas Gaunekar and others.

Rohan Khaunte distributing Seeds Balls to the Students

Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte distributing Seeds Balls to the Students at Porvorim on June 26, 2018. Also seen are ZP Member, Shri Gupesh Naik, Sarpanch, Shri Swapnil Chodankar and others.

State Consumer Right Day Celebrated

Minister for Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Shri Govind Gaude lighting the Traditional lamp to mark the “State Consumer Right Day” celebration at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto-Panaji on June 25, 2018. Also seen are Director of Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Shri Mahesh Corjuenkar, President of North Goa Consumer Redressal Forum, Shri Sebastian Vales, Chairman of Consumer Affairs Committee GCCI, Shri Gangaram Moraskar, Member’s of Consumer Conciliation Committee, Shri Roland Martins Smt. Amita Salatry.

CM inaugurated “Bridge Across St. Inez Creek at Panaji

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar Inaugurating “Bridge Across St. Inez Creek on 18th June Road, Panaji” on June 19, 2018. Also seen are MLA & Chairman of GSIDC, Shri Deepak Prabhu Pawaskar, Mayor of Corporation of City of Panaji, Shri Vithal Dayanand Chopdekar, Vice-Chairman of GSIDC, Shri Sidharth Kuncalienkar and others.

International Day of Yoga

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha unveiling the Yoga Hoarding erected at Raj Bhavan Gate to mark the “4th International Yoga Day” celebration at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula on June 21, 2018. Also seen are Jt. Secretary to Governor, Ms. Biju Naik and ADC to Governor, Sqn. Ldr. Samir Alve (IAF).

Goa Revolution Day Celebrations at Lohia Maidan

Minister for Town and Country Planning, Shri Vijay Sardessai along with MLA, Shri Digamber Kamat, South District Magistrate, Smt. Anjali Sehrawat, IAS; Chairperson, MMC, Dr. Babiat Prabhudessai; Freedom Fighters and other after placing wreaths at the Statue of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia at Goa Revolution Day Celebrations at Lohia Maidan, Margao on June 18, 2018.

Goa Revolution Day Celebrations at Lohia Maidan

Minister for Town and Country Planning, Shri Vijay Sardessai placing the wreath at the Statue of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia at Goa Revolution Day Celebrations at Lohia Maidan, Margao on June 18, 2018. Shri Digamber Kamat, MLA is also seen.

Goa Revolution Day observed

Group photo Shows Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha along with Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar and Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant paying Tributes to the Martyrs’ at the Martyrs’ Memorial on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan, Panaji on June 18, 2018. Also seen are Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma - IAS, Inspector General of Police, Shri Jaspal Singh – IPS, President of Goa, Daman & Diu Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Chandrakant Pednekar, President of Goa Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Pandurang Kunkalienkar, Freedom Fighters and other dignitaries.

Goa Revolution Day

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar in the presence of Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha placing a Wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan, Panaji on June 18, 2018. Also seen are Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma - IAS, Inspector General of Police, Shri Jaspal Singh – IPS, President of Goa, Daman & Diu Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Chandrakant Pednekar, President of Goa Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Pandurang Kunkalienkar, Freedom Fighters and other dignitaries.

Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha in the presence of Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar placing a Wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan, Panaji on June 18, 2018. Also seen are Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma - IAS, Inspector General of Police, Shri Jaspal Singh – IPS, President of Goa, Daman & Diu Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Chandrakant Pednekar, President of Goa Freedom Fighters Association, Shri Pandurang Kunkalienkar, Freedom Fighters and other dignitaries.

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar resumed his regular work in his office at Porvorim on June 15, 2018.

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar resumed his regular work

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar resumed his regular work in his office at Porvorim on June 15, 2018.

DIP Photo Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Y. Naik

Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Y. Naik interacting during the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Review meeting at Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar High School, Keri Ponda on June 1, 2018. Also seen are former Speaker, Shri Vishwas Satarkar, Addl. Collector North, Shri Vikas S. N. Gaunekar, Sarpanch of V.P. Keri, Smt. Alisha Gaude and Dy. Collector Ponda, Shri Navnath Naik.

DIP Photo

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurating the 12th World Congress of Regional Science and 49th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association, India at BITS K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar on May 29, 2018. Also seen are Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the (Prime Minister of India), Dr. Bibek Debroy, President of RSAI, Dr. Budy Resosudarmo, President of RSA-India & Chairperson of Local Organising Committee of 12th WCRSAI, Dr. Sumana Bandyopadhyay, Director of BITS Pilani goa, Dr. G. Raghurama, Convener of RSA-India, Dr. Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan, Secretary of RSA-India, Dr. Chitla Ranjan Pathak, Chief Town Planner, Dr. S.T. Puttaraju and others.

Minister for Panchayat, Shri Mauvin Godinho is seen inaugurating

Minister for Panchayat, Shri Mauvin Godinho is seen inaugurating the new Panchayat Ghar with community hall at Village Panchayat Sarzora on May 28, 2018. MLA, Shri Philip Neri Rodrigues; Sarpanch, V P Sarzora, Smt Shabita Mascarenhas; Deputy Sarpanch, Smt Leena Carvalho; Director, Directorate Panchayat, Shri Ajit Panchwadkar and others are also seen.

Welcome

The Department of Information & Publicity is the press and publicity wing of the Government of Goa and a nodal agency for dissemination of information through the print and electronic media, for effectively publicizing policies and programs of the government.

The Department also plays a pivotal role in the promotion of schemes and policies that lead to a greater and better understanding of governance, through the Right to Information Act etc. It also works as a communication medium between the government and the media.

The Department of Information and Publicity is headed by Director, who is Head of Department and assisted by Joint Director of Information & Publicity who is Head of Office. There are two Information Officers in the department looking after advertisements, films, field publicity etc. There is a sub office of the Department at Margao, catering to the publicity needs of the Government in South Goa District.

OBJECTIVES:
  1. Effectively propagate ideals, policies and programs of the government
  2. Carry information and schemes of the government to the doorstep of the people
  3. Effectively use mass media for dissemination of such information
  4. Create awareness among the people particularly among the rural masses, about the welfare measures, through publicity
  5. Disseminate policies and programs of the government through print, electronic media, advertisements, exhibition, traditional media and others.
  6. To act as a nodal agency for release of advertisement of various government departments
  7. Bring out publications such as diaries, calendars, books, pamphlets and posters, portraits and others.
  8. Act as nodal agency for Right to Information Act
  9. Implement Press Accreditation Rules and grant accreditation to journalists
  10. Organise state/national/international film festivals
  11. Produce small film/documentaries/snippets
  12. Provide photo services to entire government
  13. Consider tours of journalists to impart better understanding of projects outside the state. Organise intra-state tours to acquaint the journalists with developmental projects
  14. Assist in organising ceremonial occasions like Independence Day, Liberation Day, Swearing in Ceremony, taluka level Shivaji Jayanti Celebrations and others.