Follow PM, disseminate info through social media: Javadekar tells other ministers

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi desiring that ministers to take to social media to communicate, I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar has invited his ministerial colleagues to utilise a `Social Media Communication Hub` set up by his ministry.

PTI| Last Updated: May 31, 2014, 00:20 AM IST

New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi desiring that ministers to take to social media to communicate, I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar has invited his ministerial colleagues to utilise a `Social Media Communication Hub` set up by his ministry.
The I & B Ministry has also offered facilitating the Twitter and Facebook accounts of other ministries.


In a letter addressed to different ministries, Javadekar said the Prime Minister has set new benchmarks in the social media domain.


"The Hon`ble Prime Minister now expects all his ministerial colleagues to use the social media platform extensively to disseminate the new initiatives of the government," Javadekar said in his letter.


He said the I&B ministry has a `New Media Wing` with the objective of effective dissemination of information and to provide government communication a robust platform on social media.


"As a part of this process, a Social Media Communication Hub`, a one-stop place, for all communication needs of the government on the social media platforms based on the `Hub-and-Spoke` model has also been set up," Javadekar said.


He suggested that to ensure the success of the Prime Minister`s vision, the Social Media Communication Hub should be utilised to highlight the achievements and policy initiatives of various ministries.


"The I&B ministry would also facilitate the working of your accounts too on Twitter/Facebook platforms", Javadekar said in his letter to the other ministries.


"While a New Media Wing had been established by the I&B ministry in the past, we are planning that other ministries should actively use this platform," an official said.