Yusuf asks to revamp Information Department

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Sindh caretaker Minister for Information Jameel Yusuf has Wednesday discussed various ways and means to bring reforms in the Information department. He also expressed his grave concern over the attitude of officers towards laid down responsibilities.
The meeting was attended by newly posted Secretary Information department Qazi Shahid Pervaiz and all Directors of Information department.
The minister stressed upon the officers to discharge duties dedicatedly and with the spirit to uplift the image of department. The minister reviewed the functioning of each and every directorate of the Information department. He asked Director Information advertisements to rationalize the disbursement of advertisements. “The advertisements must be given on merit keeping in view the regularity and circulation of the newspapers “, he elaborated.
He further directed to revisit process of Pre-qualification of advertising agencies held recently and submit report along with recommendations. He was of the view to place entire details of advertisements related matters including distribution of advertisements and payments there of on website of information department to ensure transparency and good governance.
Jameel Yusuf emphasized the need to reactivate website of Information department within shortest possible time and asked Director Electronic Media to submit compliance report. While reviewing the working of Directorate of Electronic Media, the minister directed to transform Electronic Media into a functional Rapid Response Cell. “All important government functionaries of the Sindh Government should be informed at once about the news to be clarified or contradicted and responded to and in this connection PROs be taken on board to act efficiently, he emphasized.
Minister Information concluded the meeting with the remarks to exhibit devotion and sincerity to revamp the department and make it more public oriented.
The Secretary Information said that necessary training of the officers would be ensured to make the department more active and efficient.

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