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Aims & Objectives


  VISION:   Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP) envisages direct contact with people so that information about plans, programmes, schemes, policies and achievements of Government of India is delivered to them at their doorsteps and also at their convenience; to take immediate direct feedback from the people back to the Government; to improve effective two-way information flow between the Government of India and the people; improve people’s participation by making informed choices in development activities planned by the Union Government for their benefit. In effect, DFP envisions to become a world class messenger in interpersonal communication mode between the Government of India and the people thereby creating a better informed society

 MISSION:   DFP strives to intensify its contact with people, initially in remote, rural, tribal, backward and media shadow areas, through setting up of information delivery mechanism in every district of the country and alternatively through other modes by enlisting people’s participation as field communicators on behalf of DFP in the process creating more work opportunities; to use modern technology for further strengthening benefits of interpersonal communication; to empower more and more people with information to help improve the quality of their lives. DFP is the only Directorate of the Government of India engaged in interpersonal communication with the common man.

  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.

   FUNCTIONS:   Through its present 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, People’s Representatives, PRIs, Opinion Leaders, Local NGOs and institutions working to facilitate various developmental and social welfare programmes of the Government.

    

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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