The Press Information Bureau (PIB) is the nodal agency of the Government to disseminate information to the print and electronic media on government policies, programmes, initiatives and achievements. Functioning as an interface between the Government and the media, the PIB also provides feedback to the Government with people’s reaction as reflected in the media. With its eight Regional Offices and 32 Branch Offices and Information Centres, the PIB disseminates information through different modes of communications, such as press releases, press notes, feature articles, backgrounders, press briefings, interviews, press conferences and press tours, etc. The information material released in Hindi, Urdu and 13 other regional languages reaches to over 7,000 newspapers and media organisations.
The Bureau at Jalandhar has a team of officials who circulates all news clipping of Government of India collected from headquarters and various central government departments to the newspapers for publication. The PIB, Jalandhar is linked with its headquarter and regional office over computer network to facilitate speedy feeding of information. . It receives vital news and photographs from its headquarters PIB Jalandhar faxes press releases from the Bureau through computers to local newspapers as well as all resident correspondents of the important outstation newspapers. This office has a library, in which all old news clippings are archived. News agencies such as U.N.I. and P.T.I. also feed the newspapers with latest news.