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Directorate of Press and Information


The primary responsibility of the Directorate of Press & Information is to establish and maintain a regular system of communication and information flow between the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Delhiites through mass media i.e. newspapers and electronic channels. In pursuance of its objectives, it caters to the information needs of the media persons covering the activities of MCD and endeavours to cultivate effective relationship and good understanding with them so that the activities of MCD benefit from them.


 The other job responsibilities of the Directorate of Press & Information are mentioned hereunder:-


  • Daily scanning of about 30 newspapers published from Delhi in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi languages for news items etc. pertaining to MCD.

  • Follow-up of selected news items published in newspapers and issuing clarifications, contradictions and action taken report as and when required.

  • Designing and preparation of advertisements on behalf of all the departments of MCD ensuring that the message of vital issues such as property tax, health, environment management services, revenue earning schemes etc. are projected through attractively designed display advertisements.

  • Being nodal department for publication of advertisements on behalf of all the Divisions, Offices, Zones and Departments of MCD, it ensures timely publication of notice inviting tenders, appointments, auction notices etc. in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi newspapers.

  • Drafting of budget speeches and other statements/speeches for senior functionaries of MCD.

  • Preparation of Monthly Progress Report in respect of MCD for Lt. Governorís Secretariat, GNCTD functionaries etc.