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PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
Your 24 hour information channel

Gateway to Central Government communication

         Press Information Bureau (PIB) is the nodal agency of the Government of India to disseminate information to the print, electronic and new media on government plans, policies, programme initiatives and achievements. It is also the Government's nodal agency to facilitate private media.

Authenticity

         PIB is the authorized channel of the Government for information dissemination

National wide network

         Set up in 1919 as a small Cell, the Press Information Bureau has now grown into a nationwide network of eight Regional Offices and 34 Branch Offices.

Wide reach

         Information material released in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Bengali, Nepali,  Assamese, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and  Malayalam

Mode of information dissemination

         PIB disseminates information through different modes of communication, such as Press Releases, Press Notes, Feature Articles, Backgrounders, Press Briefings, Photographs, Press Conferences, Interviews, Database available on Bureau's website, Press tours, etc. The information material released in English, Hindi, Urdu and 13 other regional languages reaches about 8,400 newspapers and media organizations.

Modern means of communication

         For faster dissemination and wider reach, PIB uses modern means of communication like e-releases, dispatch of information through e-mail, tele-conferening, video conferencing etc, besides conventional means of fax and hand delivery.

Media feedback

         Functioning as an interface between the Government and the media, PIB also provides feedback to the Government with people's reactions as reflected in the media.

Major activities:

         Public Information Campaigns on  Flagship Programmes of the Government in various parts of the country.

         Election coverage

         Media coverage of the General Budget and the Railway Budget

         Economic Editor's Conference in New Delhi

         Editor's Conference on Social Sector issues

         Editor's Conference with special focus on North East

         Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

         International Film Festival of India, Goa

         Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Animation and Short Films

 

PIB Mumbai

 

 

PIB Mumbai functions as the Regional Office for the Western Region.

It has 6 Branch Offices located at

  • Pune, Nagpur, Nanded
  • Panaji
  • Ahmedabad & Rajkot

 

It is headed by Additional Director General (Western Region). 

The day to day operations are looked after by Director (Media & Communications).

 

 

Information Services

 

PIB Mumbai offers info-media services in Marathi, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Sindhi.

The Mumbai office issues news releases about important Central Government programmes and policies to print, electronic and new media operating in Maharashtra.

PIB  Mumbai Features Unit releases large number of News Features on topical issues in Marathi, which find high degree of acceptance in several small and medium language newspapers. Important features are also released in English, Hindi, Urdu and Sindhi.

The primary channel of communication is the PIB Mumbai tri-lingual website www.pibmumbai.gov.in,  which publishes press releases, features, important speeches etc in Marathi, English and Hindi.

 

 

2008-09

2009-10

1.

Total Number of Press Releases Issued

5,880

6,450

 

         Number of Original Press Releases

1,150

1,650

2.

Number of News Features released

75

68

Media Management

 

 

 

PIB Mumbai coordinates media activities of Central Government and Central Government funded institutions located in Mumbai metropolitan area.  The activities include coordination of press meets, press tours, clipping service and media feedback. The Media Officers also perform media advisory functions, as Members of Media Coordination Committees of various organizations.

 

 

 

 

2008-09

2009-10

1.

Total number of Media events coordinated

128

142

2.

Number of Press Conferences conducted

62

71

 

 

 

Important media activities during 2009-10

-         International Film Festival of India, Panaji, Goa, Nov 2009

-         Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, Feb 2010

-         Comprehensive media intelligence support for Maharashtra Assembly elections.

 

Media outreach programme

 

 

 

PIB Mumbai in collaboration with its Branch Offices and other Media Units of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, organizes Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaigns, to highlight people oriented initiatives taken by the Government. Workshops, lectures, symposia etc. are organized as part of the three day (earlier 5 days) Public Information Campaigns, which are held at District or Sub Divisional places. An information exhibition publicizing various schemes of Government is also put up in collaboration with the implementing agencies of Central and State Governments.

 

Physical (2009-10)

 

 

Target

Achievement

1.

Total number of PICs to be conducted

14

14

 

              In Maharashtra

10

11

 

              In Gujarat

4

3

 

 

 

 

2.

Number of Press Tours conducted

2

3

 

 

 

 

3.

Number of Workshops conducted

2

1

         

  

Financial (2009-10)- In This could be the symbol for the Indian currency!lakhs)

 

 

SBG

Actual

1.

Total number of PICs to be conducted

119

 

 

For conducting 14 PICs

 

108

2

                    For 3 Press Tours

 

2

 

                    For workshop

 

2

.

Total

 

112

 

Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaigns in Western Region during 2010-11

 

Targeted number of PICs during 2010 -11                                                                  22

                                  In Maharashtra                                           14

                                    In Gujarat                                                06

                                    In Goa                                                     02

 

Press Tours (inter / intra region as governed by Press Tour rules)                   02

                                    From Maharashtra                                      01

                                    From Gujarat                                             01

 

Success Stories through field visit (nearby PIB offices)                                     08

                                    From Maharashtra                                      04

                                    From Gujarat                                             03

                                    From Goa                                                  01

 

Media Workshop on Developmental issues                                                                 04

                                    In Maharashtra                                          02

       In Gujarat                                                  01

                                    In Goa                                                      01

Total media outreach events in PIB Western Region - 36

 

Status of PICs completed by October 31, 2010 - 08

Jalna, Shillod, Paratwada, Bhiwandi, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra

Darbandora in Goa

Alamgadh in Gujarat.

 

PICs scheduled during November

Tiroda and Shahada in Maharashtra

Jasdan and Bareja in Gujarat.

Estimated total expenditure by October 31, 2010

        `  46.60 lakhs

 

 

 
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