District Information and Cultural Office

Name of the Officer-in-Charge Sri Pradipta Acharya
Contact Details
Name of the Staff
  1. Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Officer,  Howrah(Sadar)-Vacant
  2.  Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Officer,  Uluberia. – Ananya Majumder
  3.  Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Officer,  Amta. – Vacant
  4. Technical Supervisor
  5. Field Information Assistant
  6. Head Assistant
  7. Upper Division Clerk
  8. Lower Division Clerk
  9. Junior Field Information Assistant
  10. Laboratory Assistant
  11. Electric Mistry
  12. Audio Visual Technician
  13. Assistant Audio Visual Technician
Duties of the Department & Services It works under 4 directorates of I&CA deptt. Govt. of West Bengal (i) Information Directorate, (ii) Culture Directorate , (iii) Film Directorate, (iv) Archaeology Directorate.
Administrative Structure (HR) of the Section
Function in details and public service provided Information Directorate :
  • To disseminate information on different projects, activities and achievements of State Government through different Media like Print  & Electronic Media,  Hoarding, Campaigns  Exhibitions etc. and to convey public reactions  to Government functionaries as reflected through media and other sources.
  • Public  are facilitated with news papers, periodicals , I&CA published  journals etc. at Information centre of District & Sub-Divisional office of I&CA deptt..
  • Renewal of press accreditation cards ,  recommendation for railway concession passes, new press accreditation cards for journalists.
  • Publication of press release, Government notices in print media.
  • Enlistment of local news papers  for getting Government advertisement.
  • Observance of State ceremonies.
Culture  Directorate :
  • Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre:
  • To focus on preservation and promotion of Cultural Heritage of the District as well as West Bengal by organizing (i) District Level Folk Festival workshop, (ii) providing Folk Artists in various fair and Festivals of West Bengal.
  • Issuance of folk identity card for the folk artist.
  • Monthly  financial assistance to financially and physically weak folk artists.  
  • Yearly financial assistance are also given to folk artists and folk teams for upgradation of musical productions. Separate musical instruments and dresses are also provided to them.
  • To organize Drama , music and dance festival and workshop under Paschimbanga  Natya Academy and Rajya Sangeet Academy.
  • Financial assistance for repairing and renovation of Rabindra Bhaban.
  • To organize Sishu Kishore Utsav under Sishu Kishor Academy.
  • Observance of  Birth & Death anniversary of renowned personalities in the field of culture and public life. 
Film Directorate:
  • To organize social communication cinema conference , Childrens’ Film Festival
 Archeology  Directorate:
  • To provide financial assistance to Bagnan Ananda Niketan Kirtishala for preservation of archaeological Heritage.