(i) Press Information Bureau (PIB) (http://www.pib.nic.in/)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Verify and approve titles of newspapers / journals in India and their registration.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Responsible for certifying the films suitable for public exhibition. Appeal against the decision of the Board lies with the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.