Imphal: Information & Public Relations 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. Chief Minister of Manipur has also been consulted in this regard, the minister maintained.
Minister Ranjan was speaking at the Felicitation cum Interaction program organized by the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and DIPR Employee Association organized at the auditorium of DIPR, Head Office, Nityaipat Chuthek, Imphal, Friday. He said that 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.
Minister Ranjan informed that the knowledge of the government’s sponsored welfare schemes and benefits has reached the outreach because of the fast-growing social media. He said that being a new minister in charge of IPR, the grievances of the department will be addressed on a priority basis. Minister advised for proper maintenance of the new office building and surroundings. He also informed that a proper policy and program will be framed for the development and smooth functioning of the department.
Commissioner IPR, M. Harekrishna, speaking as guest of honour said that the narrative role played by the department needs 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 are required for the overall development, he added.
Speaking as President Director, DIPR, H. Balkrishna Singh, said that the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) is a nodal department for highlighting the policies and programs of the government. The importance of the department has been acknowledged, he added.
IPR Minister released the Annual Administrative Report of the department after the inauguration of the Terrace Mini Garden of the Department. He also inspected the different sections of the department.
Additional Director, IPR, W. Phajatombi, Deputy Directors, Officers, and staff of DIPR were also present during the Felicitation cum Interaction program.