GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR
DISTRICT INFORMATION OFFICE, CHANDEL
The District Information Office, Chandel which was opened in the year 1975 as publicity unit with one Reporter, was upgraded as District Information Office in the year 1978 by posting one District Information Officer as head of office. It continues its functions of publicsing the policies, programmes and achievements of the government in various fields. The District Information Officer is assisted by one LDC, two Grade IV and all together four employees are working now.
Press releases issued by the office are a means of communication to the people of Manipur in general and Chandel District in particular regarding the policies, programmes, achievements and activities of the Government through the press and other electronic media units. During the year 2014-2015 the office covered a number of functions and issued 30 press releases 13 numbers of VVIPs and VIPs tour programmes both from outside and inside the state were also covered. Photo coverage’s also were mate for all the programme / functions and all together more than 200 colour photo prints were produced. All the state and natio0nal functions were filmed and telecast through ISTV and DDK, Imphal.
In the 5th Autonomous District Council election held on 01-06-2015, a media centre was opened in the office of DIO, Chandel to cover all the election related news and to disseminate them to the people of the District through local print and electronic media.
During the year under report the office organized “One day Interpersonal communication campaign” and “Five days photo exhibition” on the plants and schemes and achievements of the government at the Indoor Stadium Japhou Bazar, Chandel from 01-09-2015, the office were published a publication special issues of “Chandel Newslatter” and distributed free of cost to the VIPs, DLOs, officials and general public on the occasion of the Independence Day.