New Delhi: September 26, 2018 … Goa Press Accreditation Committee recently called on Secretary (Public Relations), Government of NCT of Delhi, Dr. Jayadev Sarangi in his office to discuss the various facilities provided by the Delhi Government to media persons.

The  delegation consisted of 11 members including Chairman, Editor Lokmat Shri Raju Nayak, Director (I&P) Goa, Shri T.S. Sawant, Information Officer, Shri John Aguiar, Editir of Goa Doot Shri Waman Prabhu, Liasion Officer Shri Shyam Gaonkar and others from various media and Goa news organizations.

In the meeting, various issues concerning to facilities being provided to accredited journalists by the Directorate of Information and Publicity of Delhi Government like Medical facilities, Parking facility, Bus and Rail travel facility were discussed at large.

Dr. Jayadev Sarangi, Secretary (PR) opined that such type of interactions between two or more government Departments should take place on regular basis, as it would be helpful in bringing out more coherence in the government rules and policies adopted by different state governments for the welfare of Media persons.

He also informed the visiting delegation that keeping in view the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s guidelines on government advertisements this Directorate has adopted an SOP for ensuring government advertisement & as per SOP the concerned Head of Department has to issue a content verification certificate for publication of the advertisement. The certificate is to be duly signed by the concerned Head of Department before the publication of the advertisement.

All officers present in the meeting expressed their views and deliberated different matter related to govt. policies and programme with the Goa delegation. 

The members of the GPAC interacted with the officers and officials of the Directorate (I&P), GNCTD. The queries raised by the members about the press accreditation rules and other issues were also clarified by the officers of the Directorate. Shri Nalin Chauhan, Dy. Director (Advt./Pub), Shri Kaanchan Azad, Information Officer, (Press/Hospt. & Outdoor), Shri Vinya Kumar Mongia, Head of Office, Shri Chandan Kumar, Asstt. Information Officer, Shri Amit Kumar, Asstt. Information Officer, Smt. Urmila Beniwal, Asstt. Information Officer,  Shri Govind, Asstt. Information Officer, Shri Manish Kumar, Field Publicity Officer were present in the meeting.


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