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The Department of Information & Cultural Affairs is the nodal agency for all information and public relation activities of the Government of West Bengal. It deals with Press, publicizes the government policies and creates awareness on various socio -economic and cultural issues amongst people. It keeps the Government aware about public reactions.

This department preserves the archaeological heritage of the state and promotes Art and Culture of Bengal. Films and Cable related issues are viewed with this department. It organizes the state ceremonies, festivals, melas and awards distinguished personalities as well as organizations for achieving excellence in the field of Literature, Art & Culture. Hospitality service to the visiting Indians and foreign dignitaries are extended with.

The Department of I & CA with its four Directorates having office of the District Information & Cultural Officer (DI & CO)in each district as well as office of the Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Officer (SDI & CO) in most of the sub-divisions, various Academies, prominent Auditoria, regular Publications, Commission, Society and Corporation popularizes the activitiesof the Govt. and provides a variety of public welfare schemes / programmes to the different stakeholders.

Minister in Charge

Mamata Banerjee

14th Floor, 325 Sarat Chatterjee Road,
Mandirtala, Shibpur, Howrah – 711 102
Phone +91 33 2214-5555, 2214-3101
Fax 2214-3528
E mail

Minister of State

Sri Indranil Sen

 9th Floor, 325 Sarat Chatterjee Road,
Mandirtala, Shibpur, Howrah – 711 102
Phone +91 33 2250-1023, 2250 -1024
Fax 2214-4422
E mail

Additional Chief Secretary (Additional Charge)

Sri Alapan Bandyopadhyay, IAS

9th Floor, 325 Sarat Chatterjee Road,
Mandirtala, Shibpur, Howrah – 711 102
Phone +91 33 2214-3614, 2253-5201
Fax 2253-5201
E mail

Nodal Officer

Sri Mitra Chatterjee, Director of Information and Ex-Officio Jt.Secretary

Address: Nabanna, 9th Floor, 325 Sarat Chatterjee Road, Mandirtala Shibpur, Howrah-711102
Phone: 2253 5112
Fax: 2253 5201

Last updated on: Thrusday, 3rd Sept, 2020
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