DIPR defunct at rented office

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IMPHAL, May 15: The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, the lone government agency responsible for the disseminating information relating to the development activities undertaken by the government to the general public, is in dire straits.

The department currently works from the MSTRC complex at Moirangkhom since the last four years (2009) after its office building located in between the Chief Minister Bungalow and state police headquarters was dismantled citing security considerations.

Though construction of many government infrastructures were completed in and around the city, the construction of the department`s new building at Keishampat next to Electricity department (opposite Keishampat bus parking) has been very slow due to reasons best known to the concerned authorities.

It may be worth mentioning here that Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh along with the then

Information and Power Minister Gaikhangam had laid the foundation day of the new building on October 28, 2005. But now the Chief Minister himself is the minister in charge of DIPR.

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