DIPR Meet Discusses Implementation Of J&K Media Policy 2020

Director Info Calls For Steps To Encourage Healthy Journalism, Subvert Plagiarism; Irregularities

Jammu- The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on Wednesday decided to revise the recruitment rules of the information directorate to bridge the gap between contemporary needs and the existing employee pool.

The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired by Director Information, Akshay Labroo with senior DIPR officers to review the status of implementation of actionable points under Media Policy 2020, an official spokesperson said Wednesday.

Besides it, he said, the meeting decided devising of standard operating procedure for media communication during the times of natural disasters, strengthening and institutionalizing Social Media Cell by way of pooling in young, desirous employees, periodical training of the employees in Media & Digital Communications, framing guidelines for starting and institutionalizing Annual Media Awards.

“It was decided that Recruitment Rules of the Information Directorate shall be revised to bridge the gap between contemporary needs and existing employee pool. The Director also instructed the Divisional Joint Directors to initiate the process of empanelment / de empanelment as per the due process stipulated in Media Policy to encourage healthy journalism and subvert plagiarism and irregularities,” he said.

Labroo, according to the spokesperson, instructed the concerned officials to complete the implementation of above mentioned deliverables in a stipulated timeline and ensure that the functioning of the Directorate of Information is effectively governed by the rules stipulated under Media Policy 2020 and that objective standards are benchmarked for vibrant, contemporary and healthy multi-sectoral communication of government with the citizens.

Earlier, he said that threadbare discussions were held on various aspects regarding the effective implementation of Media Policy 2020 through a detailed Action Plan.

He said that Joint Director HQ, the Divisional Joint Directors, Deputy Director Central, Deputy Director Audio Visuals, Deputy Director Public Relations, Culture Officer, Jammu, Information Officer(s) and the Administrative Officer were present in the meeting.

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