(i) Press Information Bureau (PIB) (
  • Act as a nodal agency of the Government for disseminating information to the print/electronic media on the initiatives, policies, programmes and achievements of Government through press releases, photographs, press conferences, interviews, press tours etc.;
  • Provide accreditation facility to media persons to enable them easy access to information from the Government sources.
(ii) Research Reference and Training Division (RR&TD) (
  • Serve as an information bank as well as an information feeder service to the media units to help in their programming and publicity campaigns;
  • Study trends in Mass Communication Media and maintaining a reference and documentation service of Mass Communication;
  • Provide background, reference and research materials and other relevant facilities relating to mass communication;
  • Look after the training aspect of the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication;
  • Publish "India", a reference book.
(iii) Publications Division (DPD) (
  • Publish and sell books and journals at affordable prices on India's art and culture, land and people, biography, flora and fauna, ancient wisdom, works of reference/books and journals like Yojana, Kurukshetra, Employment News, Aajkal, Bal Bharati, etc.;
  • Publish speeches of prominent leaders;
  • Publish the biographies of personalities in Hindi, English and Regional languages under Builders of Modern India Series (BMI) who contributed to the growth and development of Modern India.
(iv) Photo Division (
  • Prepare photographs on the subjects pertaining to the growth and social changes in the country for documentation and for internal and external publicity on behalf of the Government of India;
  • Supply photographs on payment to non-publicity organisations and general public.
(v) Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) (
  • Verify and approve titles of newspapers / journals in India and their registration.
(vi) Directorate of Field Publicity (DAVP) (
  • Act as the primary multi-media advertising agency of the central government;
  • Cater information and education to the people, both rural and urban, about the government's policies and programmes and make people aware of the national issues.
(vii) Films Division (
  • Educate and motivate people for their active support and participation in the implementation of national programmes to uplift the national image and to project the national heritage;
  • Produce documentaries, short films, animation films and newsmagazines having significance in the field of information, communication and integration.
(viii) Directorate of Film Festivals(DFF) (
  • Provide platform for the best in Indian cinema by organizing the National Film Awards, the Indian Panorama and the International Film Festivals of India every year;
  • Promote cultural understanding and friendship at international level;
  • Make latest trends in world cinema accessible to the public within the country.
(ix) National Film Archive of India (NFAI) (
  • Trace, acquire and preserve for posterity, the heritage of Indian cinema;
  • Classify documents/data and undertake research relating to films;
  • Act as a center for dissemination of film culture and film heritage.
(x) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) (
  • Responsible for certifying the films suitable for public exhibition. Appeal against the decision of the Board lies with the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.