Minister for Tourism, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar along with Chairman of GTDC, Shri Nilesh Cabral going around the stalls after inaugurating the “Grape Escapade Festival 2018” at Campal on April 19, 2018.

Minister for Tourism, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar along with Chairman of GTDC, Shri Nilesh Cabral going around the stalls after inaugurating the “Grape Escapade Festival 2018” at Campal on April 19, 2018.

Minister for Health, Shri Vishwajeet Rane briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Goa Medical College & Hospital,

Minister for Health, Shri Vishwajeet Rane briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Goa Medical College & Hospital, Bambolim on April 20, 2018. Also seen are MLA’s Shri Francis Silveira and Shri Antonio Fernandes, Dean of GMCH, Dr. Pradeep Naik and others.

Vice Chairman of ESG, Shri Rajendra Talak briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons regarding the “9th Goa State Film Festival”

Vice Chairman of ESG, Shri Rajendra Talak briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons regarding the “9th Goa State Film Festival” at a press-conference at Old GMC Complex, Panaji on April 20, 2018. Also seen are Director of Information & Publicity, Shri T.S. Sawant, Chairman of 9th Goa State Film Festival Organising Committee, Shri Sachin Chatte and General Manager-ESG, Smt. Mrunal Walke.

Minister for Craftsmen Training interacting with the Principals, Group Instructors and Skill Development & Entrepreneurs of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Minister for Craftsmen Training interacting with the Principals, Group Instructors and Skill Development & Entrepreneurs of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship during the interactive session organized at Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panaji on April 18, 2018. Also seen are Director of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Aleixo F. da Costa, Dy. Director (Admn.), Smt. Deepti Canconkar, Asst. Director (Purchase), Shri Vinayak Kambli, Asst. Director, Sakharam Gaonkar and others.

Minister for Labour & Employment , Shri Rohan Khaunte launched “Online Services for Labour Department in GoaOnline”

Minister for Labour & Employment , Shri Rohan Khaunte launched “Online Services for Labour Department in GoaOnline” at Porvorim on April 16, 2018. Also seen are Secretary for Labour & Employment, Shri P.S. Reddy and Commissioner for Labour & Employment, Shri Gopal A. Parsekar.

CLEANLINESS DRIVE AT DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & PUBLICITY

The Department of Information and Publicity held a one hour voluntary cleanliness drive on Friday to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of the visionary leader Bharat Ratna, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. The staff cleaned the office premises and arranged the office records in a systematic order. The Department holds at regular intervals the Swachh Bharat cleanliness drive in the office premises.

Minister for Art & Culture, Shri Govind Gaude briefing the Print and Visual Media Persons

Minister for Art & Culture, Shri Govind Gaude briefing the Print and Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Kala Academy, on April 10, 2018. Also seen are Director of Art & Culture, Shri Gurudas Pilarnkar and others.

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar addressing media on the organisation of National Games

Sports Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar addressing media on the organisation of National Games to be held in the State on April 10, 2018 at PJN Stadium, Fatorda. Chairman, Games Technical Conduct Committee, Indian Olympic Association, Shri Mukesh Kumar; Shri V M Prabhudessai, Director, Sports Authority of Goa; Shri Gurudatta Bhakta, Secretary, Goa Olympic Association are also seen.

DIP Photo - Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting arrived at Dabolim airport on Apr. 6, 2018.

DIP Photo - Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting arrived at Dabolim airport on Apr. 6, 2018.

Director of Fire & Emergency Services, Dr. Ashok Menon

Director of Fire & Emergency Services, Dr. Ashok Menon briefing the Print and Visual Media Persons at a Press-conference at Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, St. Inez on April 4, 2018.

Collector of North Goa, Smt. Nila Mohanan IAS interacting at the meeting of District level vigilance committee on National Food

Collector of North Goa, Smt. Nila Mohanan IAS interacting at the meeting of District level vigilance committee on National Food Security Act 2013 and Goa Food Security (Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Transparency and Accountability) Rules 2017 held at North Goa Collectorate, Panaji on April 4, 2018.

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane is seen addressing Mega Health Camp organised jointly by Directorate of Health Services, Goa Medical College,

PHOTO CAPTION: Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane is seen addressing Mega Health Camp organised jointly by Directorate of Health Services, Goa Medical College, Goa Dental College and Mukta Opticians at the premises of Sacred Heart of Jesus High School, Carmona on April 3, 2018. MLA, Shri Churchill Alemao; Zilla Panchayat Member, Smt Nelly Rodrigues; Director, Directorate of Health Services, Dr Sanjay Dalvi; Dean, Goa Dental College, Dr Ida De Ataide; Medical Supritendant, Hospicio Hospital, Dr Ira Almeida; Dr Rajnanda Dessai and others are also seen.

Speaker, Dr. Pramod Sawant along with Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar

Speaker, Dr. Pramod Sawant along with Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar handing over Trophy & Cash Prize to the Winner of Panaji Shigmo Ustav Parade at Miramar on March 27, 2018. Also seen are Chairman of EDC, Shri Sidharth Kuncalienkar, Director of Tourism, Shri Menino D’ Souza, Shri Shriniwas Dempo and others.

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane reviewing at the meeting with all HoD’s

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane reviewing at the meeting with all HoD’s of various Department’s in GMCH at GMCH, Bambolim on March 28, 2018. Also seen are MLA’s Shri Francis Silvera and Antonio (Tony) Fernandes, Medical Superintendent, GMCH, Dr. Shivanand Bandekar and others.

Group photo shows Principal of Govt. Polytechnic Panaji, Shri Luis R. Fernandes along with the faculty members

Group photo shows Principal of Govt. Polytechnic Panaji, Shri Luis R. Fernandes along with the faculty members and the Students of Final Year of Department of Garment Technology (Govt. Polytechnic) who will present their talent at the “Fashion Display Inspired by – Textiles” on 3rd April 2018 at Kala Academy during the press-conference at Department of Garment Technology (Govt. Polytechnic), Altinho Panaji on March 28, 2018.

Principal of Govt. Polytechnic Panaji, Shri Luis R. Fernandes along with the faculty members

Principal of Govt. Polytechnic Panaji, Shri Luis R. Fernandes along with the faculty members of Department of Garment Technology (Govt. Polytechnic) briefing the Print and Visual Media Persons regarding the “Fashion Display Inspired by – Textiles” to be presented by the Students of Final Year on 3rd April 2018 at Kala Academy during the press-conference at Department of Garment Technology (Govt. Polytechnic), Altinho Panaji on March 28, 2018.

Secretary Cooperation, Shri W.V.R. Murthy

Secretary Cooperation, Shri W.V.R. Murthy receiving Dividend Cheque of Rs. 10,99,760/- and Rs. 8,25,500/- towards refund of Government Share Capital from the Chairman, Shri R. K. Pikale and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Shri Sanjiv Gadkar, along with Directors of Goa State Co-operative Housing Finance & Federation Ltd. at Porvorim on March 27, 2018. Also seen are Vice Chairman, Shri Surendra Sinari, Shri Avinash Raiturkar and others.

Sports Minister , Shri Manohar Azgaonkar

Sports Minister , Shri Manohar Azgaonkar seen felicitating Special Olympics Athletes Who represented world summer Athletes and world winter Athletes in Greece ,Korea and Austria, at the function held in Seminar hall Secretariat on March ,26, 2018.Also seen are Secretary to CM, Shri Ashok Kumar,IAS, Director of Sports, Shri V.M. Prabhudesai and others.

Sports Minister , Shri Manohar Azgaonkar

Sports Minister , Shri Manohar Azgaonkar seen felicitating Special Olympics Athletes Who represented world summer Athletes and world winter Athletes in Greece ,Korea and Austria, at the function held in Seminar hal,l Secretrait on March ,26, 2018.Also seen are Secretary to CM, Shri Ashok Kumar,IAS, Director of Sports, Shri V.M. Prabhudesai and others.

Health Minister Press Conference

Health Minister, Shri Vishwajit Rane briefing the Print & Visual Media Persons during the Press-conference at Miramar on March 27, 2018. Under Secretary to Health Minister, Smt. Trupti Manerkar is also seen

“Flagship Programme of Government of India”

Secretary to Governor, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur seen discussing at the meeting with HoD’s regarding “Flagship Programme of Government of India” at Raj Bhavan on March 23, 2018.

Foundation stone for the development of Hinterland Tourism

Tourism Minister, Shri Manohar Ajgaonkar laying foundation stone for the development of Hinterland Tourism providing Entrance Arch, illumination and Signage’s at Malpe-Pernem on March 23, 2018. Also seen are Chairperson of PMC, Smt. Shradha Mashelkar, Vice- Chairperson of PMC, Shri Vasudev Deshprabhu and others.

“Goa Krishi Mahotsav”

Minister for Agriculture Shri Vijay Sardessai going around at “Goa Krishi Mahotsav” organised by Directorate of Agriculture along with National Horticulture Mission, State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Insitutute and the Agriculture Technology Management Agency, South Goa at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on March 23, 2018.

“Goa Krishi Mahotsav”

Minister for Agriculture Shri Vijay Sardessai is inaugurating “Goa Krishi Mahotsav” organised by Directorate of Agriculture along with National Horticulture Mission, State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Insitutute and the Agriculture Technology Management Agency, South Goa at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on March 23, 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.