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      Directorate of Field Publicity  Siliguri   

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Welcome to Directorate of Field Publicity, Siliguri
              Out of total 22 regions of Directorate of Field Publicity all over the country, West Bengal(North) and Sikkim Region is one of the important region with its regional office located at Siliguri. The DFP, West Bengal(North) & Sikkim Region has been functioning since 1979 and carrying out its publicity activities in the state of West Bengal(North) and Sikkim . Total 7 Field Units under this regional office cover 6 district of the West Bengal(North) and 4 districts of the Sikkim. These 7 units are located in Malda, Raiganj, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, CoochBehar, Jorethang and Gangtok. There are 4 Border unit namely Jorethang, Kalimpong , Gangtok and CoochBehar.


              The units conduct programmes in the villages on a variety of themes such as education, health, rural development schemes, national integration, communal harmony, water conservation, women’s empowerment, child welfare, welfare of minority and deprived sections of society, Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme Aadhar, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, Land Acquisition, Food Security etc. The method of publicity is interpersonal communication at the grassroots level with simultaneous feedback collection.

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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