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Media Communication Policy being drafted to ensure access to information

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NEW DELHI: A Media Communication Policy is under formulation in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to address communication needs and enhance access to information.

Stating this, Minister of State for I and B Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament today that the aim would also be to promote national dialogue on development issues by all citizens; and ensure timely, orderly and effective growth and dissemination of Government information.

This was decided in the State Information Ministers’ Conference (SIMCON) held on 9 and 10 December 2016.

Various issues concerning State and Central Governments on integrated and effective dissemination of information were discussed.

It was decided that the policy will be finalized in consultation with States.

Integrating Government communication with development and enabling participation from citizens to improve decision making and implementation of Government programmes will be the aims of the policy, the Minister said.

He said facilitating systematic use of communication and information strategies contributes in large measure to more effective use of Government resources and better implementation of Government programmes and policies thereby contributing to improved quality of life of citizens. 

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