JAMMU: Minister for Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali launched the news portal and mobile application of the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) here Friday.
The web portal shall disseminate information to the readers on a real time basis hosting information in three languages – Urdu, Hindi and English besides photo and videos gallery of important official events and programmes.
“In this modern era, web portal and mobile app are a step towards technological advancement in information and development journalism,” the Minister said. “It will strike a better connect between government and people and will cater to a wider audience thereby giving an increased coverage,” he added.
The web portal is available on www.jkinfonews.com and mobile application can be downloaded from Google play store as ‘jkinfo news’.
Earlier, the Minister also convened a high level meeting of officers of Information Department to review the functioning of the department in Jammu province.
While speaking at the meeting Zulfkar reiterated the commitment for revitalizing and diversifying the activities of the Information Department. He urged upon the officers to fully utilize their potential and pro actively perform multifaceted functions of news dissemination, organizing awareness generation programmes and publicizing developmental success stories.
The Minister said that the department will also explore the possibilities of publishing the speeches, debates and discussions of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council for different sessions including demand for grants, motions and resolutions so as to come out with session wise booklets for proper dissemination and record keeping of information.
He impressed upon the officers to organize photo exhibitions on various themes showcasing government’s achievements registered on diverse fronts and undertake production of documentary programmes on developmental infrastructure and welfare schemes in addition to organizing cultural events to raise awareness on social, political and economic advancements.