PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU Your 24 hour information channel
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.
PIB is the authorized channel of the Government for information
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
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.
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.
Public Information Campaigns on Flagship Programmes of the Government
in various parts of the country.
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
functions as the Regional Office for the Western Region.
It has 6
Branch Offices located at
Ahmedabad & Rajkot
headed by Additional Director General (Western Region).
The day to
day operations are looked after by Director (Media &
offers info-media services in Marathi, English, Hindi,
Gujarati, Urdu and Sindhi.
office issues news releases about important Central
Government programmes and policies to print, electronic and
new media operating in Maharashtra.
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
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.
Total Number of Press
Original Press Releases
Number of News
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
Total number of Media
Number of Press
media activities during 2009-10
International Film Festival of India, Panaji,
Goa, Nov 2009
Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai,
Comprehensive media intelligence support for
Maharashtra Assembly elections.
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.
Total number of PICs to be
Number of Press Tours
Number of Workshops conducted
Financial (2009-10)- In lakhs)
Total number of PICs to be
For conducting 14 PICs
For 3 Press
Bharat Nirman Public
Information Campaigns in Western Region during 2010-11
Targeted number of PICs during 2010
Press Tours (inter / intra region as governed by Press
Tour rules) 02
Success Stories through field visit
(nearby PIB offices)
Media Workshop on Developmental
In Gujarat 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
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