Srinagar: The newly posted Director Information Rahul Pandey said that the media is the fourth pillar of democracy and the development agenda of the government can be pushed through it.
While talking to a local news agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), he said that he will ensure that things which are happening through DIPR are done in a better way. “I will work together with the media fraternity and will stay in touch with all journalists.”
He further added that the Department of Information is a very important department and all the employees will ensure that the good work done by the government is propagated properly. “I expect all of them to cooperate,” he told KNS.
The 2014 IAS officer has been given inter cadre deputation from Uttar Pradesh cadre to J-K for a period of two years. Before his deputation, he was holding an important post of Vice-Chairman Varanasi Development Authority.
Pandey after assuming the charge convened a meeting of officers in which he highlighted the need for further strengthening the activities and core competence of the department.
Pandey underscored the need for involving modern and new media platforms to spread awareness about government activities and its welfare programmes.
The Director Information also inspected different units of the department and interacted with the officers and employees.
The employees of the department on the occasion pledged their support to the Director Information in running affairs of the department. (KNS)