Group Photo shows Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar seen after distribution Sanction orders to the beneficiaries of Laadli Laxmi Scheme at Pernem on September 20, 2018. Also seen are Chairperson of PMC, Ms. Shraddha Mashelkar and others.

Group Photo shows Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar seen after distribution Sanction orders to the beneficiaries of Laadli Laxmi Scheme at Pernem on September 20, 2018. Also seen are Chairperson of PMC, Ms. Shraddha Mashelkar and others.

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha attended the “Girls in Aviation Day” ceremony at Campal on September 19, 2018

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha attended the “Girls in Aviation Day” ceremony at Campal on September 19, 2018. Also present were Chairperson of Women in Aviation International, Smt. Radha Bhatia, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin, Shri Phil Shaw and Director of Airports Authority of India, Shri B.C.H. Negi.

Regional Cyber Security Workshop at ESG

CISO, Dr.Kushal Pathak Speaking at the Regional Cyber Security Workshop at ESG, Panaji on September 19, 2018. Also seen are CEO, Goa Shri Kunal IAS and others.

Health Minister, Shri Viswajit P. Rane inaugurated “181 Universal Women Health Line” at GMC-H, Bambolim on September 17, 2018. Also seen are Head of Operation - GVK, Ms. Purti Patkar, Dy. Manager, Shri Shrinivas V. Deshpande and others.

Health Minister, Shri Viswajit P. Rane inaugurated “181 Universal Women Health Line” at GMC-H, Bambolim on September 17, 2018. Also seen are Head of Operation - GVK, Ms. Purti Patkar, Dy. Manager, Shri Shrinivas V. Deshpande and others.

Revenue Minister launches Website of Goa Vidhan Sabha at Porvorim on Sept. 6, 2018

Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte in the presence of Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant launching the Website WWW.goavidhansabha.gov.in of Goa Legislative Assembly at Goa Assembly Complex, Porvorim on September 6, 2018. Also seen are Secretary, Goa Legislature, Shri N.B. Subhedar, Ex. MLA’s, Shri Victor Gonsalves and Shri Mohan Amshekar.

Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Y. Naik speaking at the Closing Ceremony of “Free Mega Ayurvedic Neuro Therapy Medical Camp” at Pernem on September 6, 2018.

Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Y. Naik speaking at the Closing Ceremony of “Free Mega Ayurvedic Neuro Therapy Medical Camp” at Pernem on September 6, 2018. Also seen are Former Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar and others

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha interacting during the “Gandhi Samagra” programme meeting organised at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula

Governor of Goa, Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha interacting during the “Gandhi Samagra” programme meeting organised at Raj Bhavan, Donapaula on September 6, 2018. Also seen are Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma-IAS, Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Prof. Varun Sahni, Secretary Housing, Shri Sanjay Gihar, Secretary to Governor, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur-IAS, Secretary Education, Smt. Nila Mohanan- IAS, Special Secretary Home, Smt. Anjali Sehrawat, Director of Municipal Administration, Smt. R. Menaka, Collector North, Shri L. Martins, Addl. Collector South, Shri Agnelo Fernandes and Director of Information & Publicity, Shri T.S. Sawant.

General Body meeting of North Goa Zilla Panchayat

Chairperson of North Goa Zilla Panchayat, Smt. Ankita Navelkar interacting with the Zilla Panchayat Members during the General Body meeting of North Goa Zilla Panchayat at Secretariat Porvorim on September 05, 2018. Chief Executive Officer of North Goa Zilla Panchayat, Shri. Dashrath Redkar is also seen.

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit P. Rane Speaking at the Free Mega Ayurvedic Neuro Therapy Medical Camp at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhalim

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit P. Rane Speaking at the Free Mega Ayurvedic Neuro Therapy Medical Camp at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhalim on September 4, 2018. Also seen are Speaker, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chairman of SMC, Shri Dharmesh Saglani, Chairperson of North Goa Zilla Panchayat, Smt. Ankita Navelkar, Shri Suraj Naik and others.

Chief Secretary attended 57th Teachers’ Day Celebration at Kala Academy, on September 05, 2018.

Group Photo Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma (IAS) attended the 57th Teachers’ Day Celebration at Kala Academy, Campal on September 05, 2018. Also seen are Secretary for Education, Smt. Nila Mohanan (IAS), Director of Education, Shri Gajanan Bhat and Eminent Teachers.

Launching ceremony of Summary Revision – 2019 and Publication of Draft Photo Electoral Roll

Chief Electoral Officer, Shri Kunal – IAS along with Additional CEO, Shri Narayan Navti, Collector South & DEO South, Dr. Tariq Thomas – IAS and Collector North & DEO North, Shri Levinson Martins attended the Launching ceremony of Summary Revision – 2019 and Publication of Draft Photo Electoral Roll at Patto Panaji on September 1, 2018.

Shri. T.S. Sawant, Director of Information and Publicity and his wife are seen performing pooja on the occasion of the annual Shree Satyanarayan Mahapooja held in the office premises on September 1, 2018.

Shri. T.S. Sawant, Director of Information and Publicity and his wife are seen performing pooja on the occasion of the annual Shree Satyanarayan Mahapooja held in the office premises on September 1, 2018.

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.