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      Directorate of Field Publicity  Siliguri   

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             The Directorate of Field Publicity is one of the Media Units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is engaged in the task of publicizing various programmes and policies of the Government through its network of 207 Field Publicity Units under the control and supervision of 22 Regional Offices.

         Field Publicity came into existence in 1953 with 32 Field Publicity Units across the country under the control of four Regional Offices. The set-up was created under the integrated publicity programme named "Five Year Plan Publicity Organization". The Ministry directly exercised administrative control over the Units and Regional Offices. Later a full-fledged Directorate was constituted in 1959 to supervise and control the activities of the Regional Offices and the Field Publicity Units and it came to be called "Directorate of Field Publicity".

         After the Sino-India war in 1962 and the Indo-Pak War in 1965, some radical changes in the approach and working of DFP became necessary in view of the urgent need for boosting the nation’s morale and for mentally preparing the people to meet any external threat. Accordingly, 34 more new units were created in 1963 and another 33 in 1965 for publicity exclusively in the border areas. Presently, out of the present strength of 207 Field Units, 72 are Border Units.

Highlights
 
One day Workshop on Special Programmes on the themes “ Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana” beti Bachao/Beti padao/ “ Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” was organized by the Regional office, West Bengal(North ) and Sikkim Region. All the Field In charge/ FPAs attended the Workshop which was held at the Inspection Bunglow, Siliguri on the 13th November, 2014. The “Workshop” was inaugurated by the Regional Manager, Central Bank of India Shri R. N. Das. In his address on “ Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana” Mr. Das as capacity of lead Bank of the Scheme in the District highlighted the Scheme. There was good interaction between the field officials and other Bank officials on “Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana” and they assured a full cooperation in the region. A Special Outreach Program was organized by FPU Cooch Behar with the partner unit DFP, Jalpaiguri at Cooch Behar in Rass Mela on 18th November,2014 to 20th November,2014. DFP, Gangtok and Jorethang unit participated in the Public Information Campaign (PIC) during the month of Novembeer, 2014 at Melli, East Sikkim. During the PIC the DFP units covered nearby villages to create awareness on the themes.
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