DIPRO

INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS (I&PR) OFFICE,SIAHA was established way back in 1972 at  Saiha Town, the District Capital of an erstwhile Chhimtuipui District. At that time, there were only 3 districts in Mizoram, Viz: Aizawl, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui.  In the year of 1998, Chhimtuipui District was bifurcated into Saiha  District and Lawngtlai District and Saiha town continued being the District capital of Saiha District. Again in 2015, the name of Saiha town was reverted back into its original name Siaha town and subsequently  Saiha District was also changed into Siaha  District the folowing year 2016.

List of I&PROs and their incumbency period
S.No Name of Officers Period of incumbency
From To

CHHIMTUIPUI DISTRICT

1

B.Sanghluna

20.1.1972

13.5.1983

2

K.Lal Nghinglova

13.5.1983

13.3.1984

3

Vabeiha Hlychho

13.3.1984

19.2.1988

4

Jim.K.Chozah

19.2.1998

12.4.1995

5

PB.Lianthangpuii

12.4.1995

3.4.1997

6

Lalthangmawia Vandir

3.4.1997

5.1.1998

SIAHA DISTRICT

1

Lalthangmawia Vandir

6.1.1998

31.7.2002

2

Zorampari

1.8.2002

4.4.2003

3

Neil Zozamlian

4.4.2003

4.3.2004

4

R.Vanlalsawta, MCS

5.3.2004

28. 7.2004

5

Beila khithie,MCS

29.7.2004

29.11.2005

6

F.Lalfakzuala,MIS

29.11.2005

23.2.2010

7

H.Lalhmingthanga,MCS

24.2.2010

16.7.2010

8

N.Vabeiratlua, MIS

17.7.2010

Till date

 

The staff strength of I&PR office, Siaha  district as on 10.10.2019
S.No Designation No. of Person
1 I&PRO 1
2 Audio Visual Production Assistant 2
3 LDC 1
4 IV Grade 3

 

Main duties/responsibilities of I&PR office –

  1. Liaisoning between the General Public and Government by informing the public about various Government’s schemes, projects and various undertakings  and also its achievements through Press Release, Pamphlet, Brochures, Documentary film etc.
  2. Monitoring print and electronic media and regulating government’s advertisements inconformity with relevant Acts and Rules.
  3. Providing Press and Video coverage to all the VVIP’s & VIP’s programmes, all the important government functions. If and whenever needed, sound system was also provided as well.
  4.  I&PR office shoulders the responsibilities of providing and taking up of  All the announcement  works, music track for parade contingents’ March past,  Chief Guest’s inspection, sound systems during red letter days like Independence Day & Republic Day.
  5. As a nodal department of RTI Act,2005, observance of RTI week  programme  and any other RTI Act related activities in the district level, is organized and undertook  by us in collaboration with DC’s office.)
  6. Drafting of  Chief Guest’s speech for  Republic day celebration.
  7. Act as interpreter for visiting VIPs&VVIPs, and also for incumbent DC when he/she tours to rural areas.
  8. Street announcement for public information  in case of some urgent and emergency matters. This practice was passed down from past experience and its relevance might not be as striking and vital as  past experience but it still matters. During MNF insurgency period,  Magistrate, at the behest of Indian Army  used to  proclaim curfew anytime and any day to hamper free movement of underground armies in civilians settlement areas and mingling freely with civilians to do their espionage activities. The only way to inform public immediately about proclamation of curfew was by Street announcement. It was quite obvious that Insurgents did not want general public to know curfew proclamation, whereas Indian army was in ever ready mode to unleash their brutalities to civilians curfew violators. In spite of the fear of underground Army’s ire looming large, I&PR staff still do their announcement works for the concerns of general public safety.
  9. Ever gear up for Government’s  PR-ing works.