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Odisha to bring new ad policy

Bhubaneswar, June 23: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today held a review meeting about various issues and affairs related to the Information and Public Relation department at the state secretariat.

In the meeting, the CM directed the Information and Public Relation department to formulate a new advertisement policy for the electronic and print media and asked the inter-departmental committee, formed under the chairmanship of the Development Commissioner, to recommend the new policy to the state government.

He asked the department to make arrangements for receiving applications from the journalists in emergency need online and providing financial assistance to them within two months.

Patnaik advised the department to take specific measures to implement online application system for exercise of Right to Information (RTI) Act.

I & PR minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, principal secretary Madhusudan Padhi, director Sushil Das, chief secretary GC Pati, Development Commissioner UN Behera, additional chief secretary, Finance, R Balakrishnan and senior officials of other concerned departments were present in the meeting.

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