Haryana PR Minister Kavita Jain reviews functioning of Public Relations Department

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau


Haryana Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister Kavita Jain said on Thursday that the State Government has sanctioned the pension of 63 media persons who are above the age of 60 years. Also, the pension of 193 Matribhasha Satyagrahis has also been sanctioned.

Presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the Department here, she said that the eligible beneficiaries would get a monthly pension of Rs 10,000.

Ms. Jain directed the officers to work out the possibility of preparing uniform cadre of Ministerial staff of head office and field offices.

She directed to make extensive use of social media to publicise various welfare schemes and programmes and assured that sufficient staff would be provided for this purpose. The vacant posts of the department would be filled up through outsourcing till the time these are filled through Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).

And to improve the infrastructure in the field offices, new computers would soon be provided to enhance the efficiency of the department. She directed to give special emphasis on success stories and said that the field officers should ensure one such story every week. Also, she directed to ensure timely publishing of all Departmental magazines.

Principal Secretary of the Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Rajesh Khullar said that the State Government has decided to roll out one reform every month and for this, ‘Ek Aur Sudhar Cell’ has been set up in the Department. He said that best suggestions received in this cell from the people would be adopted and implemented by the Government.

Mr. Khullar said that Media Centre would be set up in all districts and for this it has been decided to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner concerned. A fund of Rs. 10 lakh each per district would be provided for the setting up of these Media Centres, he added. He directed the officers that e-waste including the computers be properly disposed off as per the policy of the Government. For the old computers, which are in running condition, he directed the officers to explore the possibility so that the same could be utilised by the Government schools.

Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Sameer Pal Srow said that the committee constituted to deal with the pension cases of the media persons would meet second Wednesday of every month to clear all such cases received during the month so that the pension cases could be sanctioned without any delay. He said that the Department has also expedited the process of clearing the advertisement bills and all those cases which are pending would be cleared soon.

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I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).