Strengthening and Upgradation of DIPR required: Ranjan

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Imphal: “The knowledge of government’s sponsored welfare schemes and benefits have reached to the outreach because of the fast growing social media,” the IPR minister said.

Imphal: Information and public relations (IPR) minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh has said that with the increasing volume of responsibilities of the department, the existing systems and structure of the department need to be strengthened and upgraded.

Ranjsn said he has consulted chief minister N. Biren Singh in this regard.

The minister was speaking at the Felicitation cum Interaction programme organised by the department of information and public relations (DIPR) and DIPR Employee Association organised at the auditorium of DIPR, head office, Nityaipat Chuthek, Imphal, on Friday.

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He said DIPR is taking a big role to circulate information and awareness to the public. The department has become different from the past with its new initiatives and various responsibilities, he added.

“The knowledge of government’s sponsored welfare schemes and benefits have reached to the outreach because of the fast growing social media,” the IPR minister said.

He said that being a new minister in-charge of IPR, the grievances of the department will be addressed on priority basis. Minister advised for proper maintenance of the new office building and surrounding. He also informed that a proper policy and program will be framed for the development and smooth functioning of the department.

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Commissioner IPR, M. Harekrishna said the narrative role played by the department need to be circulated and make understood by others. There may be issues but it can be solved in an analytical way. The sincerity and dedication of the employees of the department is required for the overall development, he added.

Director, DIPR, H. Balkrishna Singh, said the DIPR is a nodal for highlighting the policies and programmes of the government. The importance of the department has been acknowledged, he added.

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The minister released the Annual Administrative Report of the department after inauguration of a terrace mini barden of the department. He also inspected the different sections of the department.

Additional director, IPR, W. Phajatombi, deputy directors, officers and staffs of DIPR were also present during the Felicitation cum Interaction programme.

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