All India Radio is a national service planned, developed and
operated by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting under the Government
of India. Sound broadcasting started in
the legacy of
FM Rainbow at 101.3 MHz was commissioned on 1st September,
2001.The Marketing Division stated on
Station Director, AIR
Nagendra Swamy, IIS
Advertising over ‘air’ began with broadcasting in
In the changed
scenario, Commercial Broadcasting Service, Bangalore has become the market
driven arm of Prasar Bharati in the state of Karnataka, Coupled with its sister
unit at Dharwad and 8 primary Channels
advertising through main stations as well as through 5 LRS(Local Radio
Stations), the CBS represents a unified and focused marketing efforts of Prasar
B V Padma
Asst. Station Director, CBS,AIR
a Public Service Broadcaster, is the largest terrestrial network in the world.
The service was started on
flagship of Doordarshan - DD 1 (National) operates through a network of 1188
transmitters of varying power, covering 77.5% of the land area and 89.6% population
has made a significant contribution to accelerate socio-economic change, promote
national integration and stimulate scientific temper. Being a Public Service
Broadcaster, it strives to carry messages in its programmes about issues such
as population control, family welfare, environment and ecological balance,
highlighting the need for social welfare measures for women, children and
the less privileged. It has also given ample importance to sports and the
artistic and cultural heritage of the country. Its
diverse network has been quite successful in meeting this goal, as far as
Doordarshan has a three tier programme service - National, Regional and Local. The emphasis in the national programmes is focussed on events and issues of interest to the entire nation. The regional programmes are beamed on DD Channel from the state capital Kendras at specific times and also on the 11 Regional Language Satellite Channels (RLSCs) and relayed by all transmitters in the respective States.
For more information log on to: http://www.ddindia.gov.in
State capital with a salubrious climate and a city full of gardens got an
additional feather to its cap with the inauguration of a relay center of Doordarshan
on 1st November 1981.This came as a gift of Rajyostava to the people of Karnataka which promised
to showcase the art, culture, literature and development of the land
and its people. Doordarshan Kendra,
News Unit, Doordarshan,
Mahesh Joshi IB (P)S
K R Prahlad
News Editor Tel:23439377 Fax:23333990
Field Publicity came into existence in 1953. The set-up was created under the integrated publicity programme named "Five Year Plan Publicity Organization". Later in 1959 a full-fledged Directorate was constituted. It is engaged in the task of publicizing various programmes and policies of the Government through its network of 268 Field Publicity Units under the control and supervision of 22 Regional Offices.
Publicity to the policies and programmes of the Government and people's reaction are gathered through the network of field units. The field units of the Directorate utilise various modes of communication viz, films shows, group discussions, public meetings, seminars etc. The units also utilise the local festivals and celebration of national days such as Independence Day and Republic Day for mobilising mass participation in community development programmes.
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Bangalore DFP Regional Office was set- up in 1958. At the time of inception
there were four Field Publicity Units under the Regional Office. Over the
decades the number of Units in Karnataka has increased to 10. Units at
In keeping with the countrywide trend the DFP's Information Education Communication (IEC) activity in Karnataka too has undergone a paradigm shift over the decades. At inception the focus was mainly on the Five Year Plans. But with re-designation as DFP in 1959, the IEC became more broad-based to cover all aspects of the nation’s socio economic development.
special interactive programmes together with video film shows is organised.
Interactive campaigns have been carried out on Pulse Polio Immunization, AIDS
Awareness, Children's Rights and the Anti Child Labour Theme, Girl Child
Welfare and Women's Empowerment. A series of special interactive campaign on
AIDS Awareness and Women's Empowerment were carried out by pooling together the
North Karnataka Units at
Campaigns to increase awareness about Family Health with special focus on Mother and Child Health, Nutrition & Breastfeeding, etc. are conducted by DFP. In close co-ordination with the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) the Bangalore Regional Office has facilitated intensive publicity on the Infant Milk Substitute (IMS) Act throughout the State.
M N Shankar Joint Director,
DFP 6th floor, 'F' wing
Koramangala Bangalore - 34
Tel:25538191(o) 25210155(R) 25538191(F)
DAVP is the nodal agency to undertake multimedia advertising and
publicity of policies and programmes of the Government. Advertising unit of the Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting was declared an Attached Office of the Ministry on
DAVP performs the functions of a multi-media advertising agency for the Central Government and acts as service agency for Central Government ministries/departments to meet their publicity needs including production of media inputs as well as dissemination of messages/information. It also helps Central Government departments in formulating communication strategies/media plans and help implement them at the grass-roots level by providing multi-media support.
The channels of communication used are Advertisements, Exhibitions, Outdoor Publicity which include display of hoardings, kiosks, bus panels, wall paintings, cinema slides, banners etc, Printed Publicity - Booklets, folders, posters, leaflets, calendars, diaries etc. , Audio & Visual Publicity – Spots, jingles, sponsored programmes, short films etc.
DAVP has a network of offices spread all over the country. Two Regional Offices at Bangalore and Guwahati, two Regional Distribution Centres at Calcutta and Chennai and 35 Field Exhibition Units which include seven mobile exhibition vans, seven family welfare units and 21 general field exhibition units.
The Bangalore Regional office was opened in 1982. It organizes exclusive exhibitions as well as exhibitions with Multi-level participation from various State government departments, Public sector undertakings, recognized National and International Non Governmental Organizations and autonomous bodies. Some of the popular exhibitions put up by DAVP are-Freedom Struggle, Girl Child, India Marches Ahead, Women Empowerment, Mother & Child, Social Justice and Empowerment, AIDS, exhibition on the life and weeks of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr B R Ambedkar, Adi Shankaracharaya, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, National Common Minimum programme etc. Apart from this, DAVP brings out Posters, folders, booklets, calendar, leaflets, Dairies, Wall Paintings, blotters, hoardings, cinema slides, bus back panels, kiosks, Animation display, short films documentaries, translites etc.
A P Frank Noronha,IIS
Regional Director, DAVP
NEW DAVP ADVERTISEMENTS RATES
DAVP advertisement rates are effective with effect from 1.10.2002. These are based on the recommendation of the Rate structure committee constituted in September, 2001. In view of the demand from the newspaper industry to revise the DAVP advertisements rates, the Government of India has now decided to constitute a committee to carry out a comprehensive review of existing Rate Structure for DAVP Structure for DAVP Advertisement and to suggest a new Rate Structure Formula to be effective from ist October, 2005.
The committee in the discharge of its functions may interact with State Government and other organizations concerned and it s deliberations will cover all related factors, which may have bearing on the advertisement rates.
For more information visit : www.davp.nic.in
This media unit of Ministry of I & B is engaged in the production of documentaries and news magazines for publicity of Central Government programmes. Over the last 50 years, Films Division has been motivating the broadest spectrum of the Indian public to enlist their active participation in nation building activities. The aims and objectives of the Division, focused on national perspectives, are to educate and motivate the people in the implementation of national programmes and to project the image of the land and the heritage of the country to Indian and foreign audiences.
The Division produces documentaries/news magazines
from its headquarters at Mumbai, films on defence and family welfare from
By organizing five International Film Festivals for documentary, short and animation films at Mumbai, the Division has emerged as a powerful force behind the documentary film movement in the world.
For more information visit : http://www.filmsdivision.org
FILMS DIVISION : SOUTHERN
REGIONAL PRODUCTION CENTRE,
Division, Southern Regional Production Centre, Bangalore, was set up in 1982
under 'PLAN' scheme, for the production of short duration fiction films, especially
intended for rural audience and tribals on subjects like Health and Hygiene,
Family Planning, Dowry Prohibition, Literacy, Environment, Communal Harmony,
Drug abuse and other burning problems. These films provide an effective publicity
support for the developmental programmes
of the Government of India .Films
Division, Bangalore Centre, has been producing Featurettes (Short fiction
films) of duration 60-70 minutes in South Indian languages viz. Kannada, Tamil,
Telugu, Malayalam and regional dialects with a right mix of entertainment
Films Division, Bangalore Centre has the experience, expertise, manpower and complete infrastructure required for the production of Featurettes/Documentaries in film and video formats under one roof. A state-of-the-art AVID 9000 editing equipment has been commissioned at Southern Regional Production Centre for both film and video production. It has set up a modern Digital Recording Studio capable of handling all Sound Recording requirements of film and video productions. The Centre has film and video cameras, Nagra Recorder, lighting equipment and 16mm Steinbeck Editing machine also. Regional Production Centre. In addition to short Featurettes, Films Division Southern Regional Production Centre produce Documentaries in 35mm Film format.
No.11, New Mission Compound,
‘D’ Wing, Ist Floor,
NFAI was establised as a media unit of the Ministry of
information and Broadcasting in February 1964. With headquarters at Pune, NFAI
has three regional offices at
1. trace, acquire and preserve for posterity the heritage of Indian cinema;
2. classify, document data and undertake research relating to films;
3. act as a centre for the dissemination of film culture.
Another important programme of NFAI is film teaching scheme comprising long and short-term Film Appreciation courses conducted in collaboration with FTII and other educational and cultural institutions.
The Regional Office of the NFAI was set up in
present two screenings of classic films under the film circle
”Joint screening programme” are held in collaboration with Suchitra Film
NFAI collects and preserves news
clippings from the daily newspapers/magazines etc. Film magazines are preserved
in toto. Apart from the clippings, news about new and old films, film reviews,
censorship news, festivals/awards and films industry economics are also
collected for the Archive. It maintains a small reference library of books for
use of the film enthusiasts and students from the Deptt. of
Communication in the
Central Board of Film Certification with its
headquarters at Mumbai is responsible for certifying the films produced in
The Board gives four categories of certificates
"U" for unrestricted public exhibition, "A" for public
exhibition restricted to adults only, "UA" for unrestricted public
exhibition with parental guidance for children below the age of 12 and
"S" for exhibition to restricted audience such as doctors etc. These
certificates are issued through the Regional Offices of the Board located at
4th Floor,’D’ Wing
Kendriya Sadan, Kormangala
Song and Drama Division was set up in 1954 as a unit of All India Radio and was given the status of an independent media unit in 1960 as a Subordinate office of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It was set up to tap the abundant folk and traditional means of communication for the purpose of creating awareness among the people about various national programmes specially in rural areas.
The Division utilises a wide range of performing arts such as drama, dance-drama,
puppet shows, folk recitals, folk and tribal plays, sound and light programmes
etc. to effectively put across various messages on themes like national
integration, socio-economic schemes, tribal development projects etc. With its
Headquarters in Delhi, the Division has 12 Regional Centres, seven Border
Centres, six Departmental Drama Troupes, nine Troupes of Armed Forces
Entertainment Wing, three Sound and Light Units and a Tribal Pilot Project at
Ranchi, apart from approximately 700 registered troupes and about 1000
empanelled artistes of various categories. Of the three Sound and Light units
one each at
For more information visit: http://mib.nic.in/sdd
And Drama Division,
Bangalore Zonal Centre came into existence in the year 1968 having jurisdiction
over entire South
The Bangalore Centre has played a prominent role in the IEC activities of Karnataka and Kerala by presenting about 3000 Programmes per year. More than 40 registered troupes in Karnataka and 20 in Kerala of different folk formats are involved in the various IEC activities of both the regions.
Yakshagana, Krishna Parijatha (Sannata).,Gee Gee Pada, Beesu Kamsale,Harikatha, Leather Puppet, Street Play, Dollu Kunitha, Veeragase, Magic and Drama are some of the formats working with the Division in Karnataka and Villupattu, Kathaprasangam, Ottamthullal, Poorakali, Magic and Drama are some of the formats of Kerala.
The Sound and Light Units of the Bangalore Centre organizes Mega Sound and Light Programmes, with an objective of educating the public in general and youth in particular about history, culture & tradition in a huge theatrical production of 12-15 stages enacted by hundreds of artists with dance, music & Drama sequences. The show is a big spectacle with colourful costumes, latest lighting & Sound equipments.
H V Krishnamurty
Song & Drama Division
‘A’ Wing,Ground Floor
Publication Division is one of the leading publishing houses of the country and the largest in public sector. It publishes and sells books and journals at affordable prices. Some of the important journals published by the Division include Yojana, Kurukshetra, Employment News, Aajkal etc. Published in English, Hindi and Urdu every week Employment News/Rozgar Samachar is the largest circulated career guide. It carries information about job vacancies in Central/State Government departments, public sector undertakings, educational institutions and reputed private organisations.
It has so far published more than 7500 titles, out of which 1500 titles. The Division has published perhaps the largest series by a single individual - "The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi' - in 100 volumes in English.
Multi-Media Interactive CDs
has entered the field of e-publishing through its Multi-Media Interactive
CD project. CDs on
For more information visit Division’s homepage at http://publicationsdivision.nic.in
YOJANA, Kannada edition is one among 13 editions of Yojana, Monthly published by the Publications Division. The Kannada version was launched in August 1985. Yojana is a leading and the only monthly journal, covering the whole gamut of development, socio- economic issue and current affairs. The publication enjoys tremendous goodwill among policy makers, bureaucrats, academicians, students and civil service aspirants. The Publications Division books are on sale in the office. Along with this 10 exhibitions are held in a calendar year where discount of 10% is allowed.
Yojana A G Joshi Asst.Editor
Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala
Directorate of film festivals was set up by the Government of India in 1973, to organize International and National film festivals within the country, DFF facilitates India’s participation in festivals abroad, arranges programmes of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad and holds the National Film Awards function.
As a vehicle of cultural exchange, DFF promotes international friendship, provides access to new trends in world cinema, generates healthy competition and in the process, helps to improve the standards of Indian films.
For more information visit: http://mib.nic.in/dff
Research, Reference And Training Division serves as an information bank and reference centre to provide information feeder service to the media units in their programming and publicity campaigning work. The Division also provides research back up on important policies, issues, events and developments in the field of mass media.
The Division carries out its activities through :
¨ Issue of backgrounders and reference papers on matters of public importance.
¨ Release of biographical sketches of eminent persons.
¨ Supply of reference material in connection with important anniversaries etc.
Publication of two reference annuals "
For more information visit : http://rrtd.nic.in/
Division is the biggest production unit of its kind in the country in the field
of photography. The Division provides photographs to the media units of the
Ministry of Information and broadcasting and other central and state Government
departments. The Division also supplies on payment photographs and
transparencies to the general public. The Division has its headquarters in
Office of the Registrar of Newspapers for
¨ Compilation and maintenance of a register of newspapers containing particulars about all the newspapers published in the country;
¨ Issue of certificate of registration to the newspapers published under valid declaration;
¨ To ensure that newspapers are published in accordance with the provisions of the Press and Registration of Books Acts;
¨ Verification under Section 19-F of the PRB Act of circulation claims furnished by the publishers in their Annual Statements; and
¨ Preparation and submission to the Government on or before 30th September of each year a report containing all available information and statistics about the press in India with particular reference to the emerging trends in circulation and in the direction of common ownership units etc.
For more information: http://rni.nic.in