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MIB consolidates media units

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MUMBAI: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has integrated the Directorate of Film Publicity (DFP), Song and Drama Division (S&DD) and the directorate of audio visual publicity (DAVP) under the banner of Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC). The media units, which promote the programmes and policies of the government through different media, will function as divisions of the BOC.

According to the ministry's order, all Regional Offices/Field units of S&DD and DAVP will be subsumed in the 22 Regional Offices and 147 Field Units of DFP. Accordingly, S&DD and DAVP will have to close their existing Regional/Field Units and co-locate their Units in the Regional/Field Units closest to them. The Integrated Regional Units will be re-named as Regional Outreach Bureaus (ROBs). The Additional Director General (Region) will be the Controlling Officer for all administrative and financial matters relating to the ROB concerned.

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