INFORMATION SECTOR
  • Publicity for the policies and programmes of Government of India to the grassroots level though multimedia campaigns;
  • Presentation and interpretation of the policies and activities of the Government of India through the medium of the press;
  • Advising Government on information problems relating to the Press; keeping the Government informed of the main trends of public opinion as reflected in the Press and liaison between Government and the press;
  • Production and release of advertisements on behalf of the Government of India;
  • Publicity to and for the Armed Forces;
  • Production, sale and distribution of popular pamphlets, books and journals on matters of national importance for internal as well as external publicity, with a view to imparting upto-date and correct information about India to the general public at home and abroad;
  • Collection, compilation and preparation of research material;
  • Building up of a compendium of knowledge on important subjects and to prepare guidance and background notes on current topics for the use of the Media Units of the Ministry;
  • International co-operation in the field of information & mass media;
  • Cadre management of the Indian Information Service (Groups 'A' & 'B').
  • Administration of the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 (25 of 1867) and the Rules framed thereunder;
  • Administration of the Press Council Act, 1978 (37 of 1978);
  • Central Press Accreditation Rules 1985;