This Section plays a pivotal role in providing concrete and authentic information for the use of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ministers, VVIP’s, VIPs and other dignitaries. The main work of this Section is to collect data from various Departments, Boards and Corporations and compile it in such a manner that the same could be used for various publicity purposes and for dissemination of information in both print and electronic media simultaneously. The Section also updates this data from time to time by collecting fresh figures and list of achievements from various Departments periodically. Besides, it also performs the duties of updating the “Mass Media India and Annual Book of the Government of India” regularly. Another important function of this Section is to prepare the obituaries that are read on the floor of the august House of Haryana Vidhan Sabha by the Hon’ble Chief Minister and other Members of the Assembly. The obituaries are prepared by incorporating comprehensive background details of those to be included in the obituary references from the Who’s Who printed by Haryana Vidhan Sabha and the information received from the DIPRO’s.
This Section is also entrusted with the responsibility of providing news clippings to the VVIP’s. In the changing scenario the responsibility of DGIPR has also increased substantially and it is very important to keep a close watch on everything that appears in the Press and may have a direct or indirect bearing on the Government interests, policies and programmes. The Section provides important news clippings to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ministers and other VVIP’s so as to enable them to monitor the news and maintain a close liaison with departments and boards and corporations. For quick retrieval and proper analysis of the news and views appearing in the Press, a regular file of clippings is being maintained by the Section subject wise. Besides, separate files of interviews of Hon’ble Chief Minister and other dignitaries are also being kept in the record. Apart from this, a separate file of features appearing in magazines and periodicals is also being maintained by this Section.
The Section also purchases newspapers and magazines for the VVIPs and ensures their distribution well in time. The important files of various newspapers are got bound and kept intact as record so that these could be available as ready reference material as and when required. The Section maintains a reference library consisting of more than 7,000 books for consultation of the officers, officials of the department and media persons according to their requirement. A number of important magazines having contents relating to the Haryana State are sent by this Section to the Hon’ble Chief Minister for perusal.
Basic Statistical data regarding Haryana and comparative achievements of the present and previous regime are also prepared regularly by the Section. The Section is further engaged in Analytical and Investigative Study of the relevant information being received from various Departments. Apart from this, collection and compilation of material for IITF brochures and folders, Annual Book and Facts Speak for Themselves and other literature for publication are also being updated by this Section. Similarly, Material for Manorma Year Book ‘India Annual’ and ‘Mass Media in India’ (G.O.I) Publications are also being constantly updated. In a nut shell this Section is working as a back bone of the department and has proved its ability a number of times by providing timely information to the dignitaries in the hour of need.