‘Govt Info Officers Are Real Protectors Of Democracy’

IIS officers must to remain ever alert as things get viral in a split second these days, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar said.

NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (The CONNECT) – Describing the ‘dumping of information’ as ‘another way of invasion’, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar called for bold and effective steps to neutralize it.

Interacting with a group of Indian Information Service (IIS) probationers at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas today, he called upon them to be “real protectors of democracy and nationalism.” He told young officer trainees to remain ever alert and vigilant as things get viral in a split second these days.

“We no longer have the luxury of delayed response,” he told young officers and

underlined the need to remain alert to effectively counter the doctored narratives to run down India’s growth story.

He praised the role of IIS officers in fighting misinformation during Covid-19 pandemic and in addressing vaccine hesitancy.

He described India as the land of opportunities and investments and highlighted the role of effective communication in further enhancing these strengths.

The Indian Information Service is a Central Group ‘A’ Service whose members work as the media managers for the Government of India. The IIS officers, in their various capacities, act as a vital communication link between the Government and the citizens of the country by way of disseminating information and communicating various Government policies and schemes to the public at large.