Minister for Archives & Archaeology, Shri Vijay Sardesai seen evincing keen interest at various Artifacts during his visit at Archives & Archaeology Department at Mala-Panaji on October 23, 2017.

Minister for Archives & Archaeology, Shri Vijay Sardesai seen evincing keen interest at various Artifacts during his visit at Archives & Archaeology Department at Mala-Panaji on October 23, 2017.

Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan Panaji on June 18, 2017.

Goa Revolution Day observed at Azad Maidan Panaji on June 18, 2017.

Governor of Goa, Dr.(Smt.) Mridula Sinha watering the Mango Sapling after planting on the Occasion of World Environment Day at Raj Bhavan Complex on June 5, 2017. Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha and others.

Governor of Goa, Dr.(Smt.) Mridula Sinha watering the Mango Sapling after planting on the Occasion of World Environment Day at Raj Bhavan Complex on June 5, 2017. Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha and others.

Secretary for Labour & Employment, Smt. Padma jaiswal inaugurating “Apprenticeship & NAPS Awareness Workshop” Skill for Empowerment at Kala Academy, Campal on June 5, 2017. Also seen are Secretary for Health, Shri Sudhir Mahajan and others.

Secretary for Labour & Employment, Smt. Padma jaiswal inaugurating “Apprenticeship & NAPS Awareness Workshop” Skill for Empowerment at Kala Academy, Campal on June 5, 2017. Also seen are Secretary for Health, Shri Sudhir Mahajan and others.

Tourism Minister Shri Manohar Babu Azgaonnkar seen inaugurating Food & Hospitality World at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Tateigao today on June 1, 2017.

Tourism Minister Shri Manohar Babu Azgaonnkar seen inaugurating Food & Hospitality World at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Tateigao today on June 1, 2017.

Minister for Social Welfare, Shri Pandurang Madkaikar inaugurating the “Shraddhanjali” - An Exhibition of Stain Glass/ Paintings/ Drawings/ Ceremics/ Crafts/Creative Cards & Creative Designs of Late Trupti Shivaji Shet at Kala Academy, Campal on M

Minister for Social Welfare, Shri Pandurang Madkaikar inaugurating the “Shraddhanjali” - An Exhibition of Stain Glass/ Paintings/ Drawings/ Ceremics/ Crafts/Creative Cards & Creative Designs of Late Trupti Shivaji Shet at Kala Academy, Campal on May 25, 2017. Also seen are Director of School of Drama, Smt. Padmashree Joshalkar, Dr. Shivaji Shet and receipients of “Saudamini Sanmann”.

MINISTER FOR SOCIAL WELFARE SHRI PANDURANG MADKAIKAR SEEN LIGHTING THE TRADITIONAL LAMP TO MARK THE 8TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF GOA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF AT A FUNCTION HELD AT INSTITUTE MENEZES BRAGANZA HALL PANAJI ON MAY 14, 2017 ALSO SEEN ARE SMT.

MINISTER FOR SOCIAL WELFARE SHRI PANDURANG MADKAIKAR SEEN LIGHTING THE TRADITIONAL LAMP TO MARK THE 8TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF GOA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF AT A FUNCTION HELD AT INSTITUTE MENEZES BRAGANZA HALL PANAJI ON MAY 14, 2017 ALSO SEEN ARE SMT. ANURADHA JOSHI , SHRI D ' SA AND OTHERS.

TOURISM MINISTER SHRI BABU AZGAONKAR SEEN LAUNCHING HOP ON.... HOP OFF BUS SERVICES AT PARYATAN BHAVAN PATTO PANAJI ON MAY 13,2017.

TOURISM MINISTER SHRI BABU AZGAONKAR SEEN LAUNCHING HOP ON.... HOP OFF BUS SERVICES AT PARYATAN BHAVAN PATTO PANAJI ON MAY 13,2017. ALSO SEEN ARE MLA AND CHAIRMAN OF GTDC SHRI NILESH CABRAL , DIRECTOR OF TOURISM SHRI MENINO D' SOUZA , MD GTDC SHRI NIKHIL DESAI, SHRI PRASANA PURPLE AND OTHERS.

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar Inaugurating “Goa Kabaddi League” Season-1 at Campal Panaji on May 10, 2017. Also seen are President of (GKA) Smt. Rukmini Kamat, Director Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri V.M. Prabhudesai, Shri Jeet Arolkar an

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar Inaugurating “Goa Kabaddi League” Season-1 at Campal Panaji on May 10, 2017. Also seen are President of (GKA) Smt. Rukmini Kamat, Director Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri V.M. Prabhudesai, Shri Jeet Arolkar and others.

MINISTER FOR ART AND CULTURE SHRI GOVIND GAWDE SEEN WITH HON. CONSUL GENERAL OF PORTUGAL IN GOA DR. RUI CARVALHO BACEIRA AT MINISTRIAL BLOCK PORVORIM TODAY ON MAY 10,2017.

MINISTER FOR ART AND CULTURE SHRI GOVIND GAWDE SEEN WITH HON. CONSUL GENERAL OF PORTUGAL IN GOA DR. RUI CARVALHO BACEIRA AT MINISTRIAL BLOCK PORVORIM TODAY ON MAY 10,2017.

Panchayat Minister, Shri Mauvin Godinho Lighting the Tradtional Lamp at the “Motivation Programme” organised for all Sarpanchas, Dy. Sarpanchas and Panch Members at IMB Hall Panaji on May 10, 2017. Also seen are Chairperson of Zilla Panchayat (North

Panchayat Minister, Shri Mauvin Godinho Lighting the Tradtional Lamp at the “Motivation Programme” organised for all Sarpanchas, Dy. Sarpanchas and Panch Members at IMB Hall Panaji on May 10, 2017. Also seen are Chairperson of Zilla Panchayat (North Goa), Smt. Ankita Navelkar, Director of Panchayats, Smt. Sandhya Kamat, CEO, Shri Dashrath Redkar and others.

Governor of Goa, Dr.(Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurating Bardez Branch of Indian Red Cross Society-Goa at Mapusa on May 08, 2017. Also seen are Chairperson of MMC, Shri Rohan Kavlekar, Chairman, IRCS Goa, Shri Gaurish Dhond and others.

Governor of Goa, Dr.(Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurating Bardez Branch of Indian Red Cross Society-Goa at Mapusa on May 08, 2017. Also seen are Chairperson of MMC, Shri Rohan Kavlekar, Chairman, IRCS Goa, Shri Gaurish Dhond and others.

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar with the Chairman of National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists, Shri Pritpal Singh Pannu and his team who are on a 29 State’s Expedition for National Integration & Harmony - Haryana Golden Jubilee one

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar with the Chairman of National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists, Shri Pritpal Singh Pannu and his team who are on a 29 State’s Expedition for National Integration & Harmony - Haryana Golden Jubilee one “India Ride” during their courtesy visit at Porvorim on May 8, 2017.

Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar commenced various developmental projects in Pernem taluka on May 7, 2017.

Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar commenced various developmental projects in Pernem taluka on May 7, 2017.

GOVERNOR DR. (SMT.) MRIDULA SINHA SEEN INAUGURATING OORJA- CAPEs YOUTH UNDER -19 FOOTBALL TALENT HUNT TOURNAMENT - 2017. AT BAMBOLIM STADIUM TODAY ON MAY 1, 2017.THE FIRST MATCH IS PLAYED BETWEEN ST. XAVIER MAPUSA V/S ST. AC.

GOVERNOR DR. (SMT.) MRIDULA SINHA SEEN INAUGURATING OORJA- CAPEs YOUTH UNDER -19 FOOTBALL TALENT HUNT TOURNAMENT - 2017. AT BAMBOLIM STADIUM TODAY ON MAY 1, 2017.THE FIRST MATCH IS PLAYED BETWEEN ST. XAVIER MAPUSA V/S ST. AC.

GOVERNOR DR. ( SMT. ) MRIDULA SINHA SEEN WITH THE TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS WHO WERE FELICITATED AFTER SUPERANNUATION OF SERVICE AT THE FUNCTION ORGANISED BY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION,GOA AT V. M. SALGAONKAR COLLEGE OF LAW AT MIRA MAR TO

GOVERNOR DR. ( SMT. ) MRIDULA SINHA SEEN WITH THE TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS WHO WERE FELICITATED AFTER SUPERANNUATION OF SERVICE AT THE FUNCTION ORGANISED BY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION,GOA AT V. M. SALGAONKAR COLLEGE OF LAW AT MIRA MAR TODAY ON MAY 1, 2017.

UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR AYUSH ( IC ) SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK SEEN LIGHTING THE TRADITIONAL LAMP TO MARK THE CURTAIN RAISER OF OORJA-CAPEs YOUTH U-19 FOOTBALL TALENT HUNT TOURNAMENT 2017.ALSO SEEN ARE MINISTER FOR REVENUE SHRI ROHAN KHAUNTE AND OTHERS.

UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR AYUSH ( IC ) SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK SEEN LIGHTING THE TRADITIONAL LAMP TO MARK THE CURTAIN RAISER OF OORJA-CAPEs YOUTH U-19 FOOTBALL TALENT HUNT TOURNAMENT 2017.ALSO SEEN ARE MINISTER FOR REVENUE SHRI ROHAN KHAUNTE AND OTHERS.

Chief Minister, Shri. Manohar Parrikar handing over the Key of Vehicles to the Mission Rabies through Rotary Global Grant at Patto-Panaji on November 21, 2017.

Chief Minister, Shri. Manohar Parrikar handing over the Key of Vehicles to the Mission Rabies through Rotary Global Grant at Patto-Panaji on November 21, 2017.

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.