FUNCTIONS: Through its 207 Field Units spread across the country, DFP carries out routine and special awareness campaigns on various programmes and policies of Ministries and Departments of Union Government. Being a field organization, DFP seeks to disseminate information, generate awareness and bring about attitudinal change in the people towards Union Government’s plans and programmes. DFP collects feedback from the people about various initiatives and policies of the Government. DFP thus acts as a bridge between the people and the Government in the true sense. The public awareness activities of DFP are organized in collaboration and coordination with Central and State Government(s), People’s Representatives, PRIs, Opinion Leaders, Local NGOs and institutions working to facilitate various developmental and social welfare programmes of the Government.
OBJECTIVES: To project plans, programmes, schemes, policies and achievements of Government of India by bringing its men and material face to face with the people and to inform them about the plans and schemes formulated for their benefit.
• To educate people about the fundamental national values like democracy, socialism, secularism and communal harmony and to reinforce their faith in them through constant personal contacts.
• To establish rapport with the people at the grass root level for their active participation in the developmental activities as also to mobilize public opinion in favour of implementation of welfare and developmental programmes.
• To gather people’s reactions to the programmes and policies of the Government and their implementation and to report them back for appropriate action and course corrective measures, wherever required.