Odisha government has asked all departments to use social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to establish a two-way communication between the administration and citizens, officials said on Wednesday.
Stating that the state government is committed to openness and responsiveness in governance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik issued such an instruction during a meeting on Tuesday.
Highlighting importance of social media, Patnaik said as the government functions at multiple levels, it should be used to establish interaction with the people directly, they said.
The Chief Minister also directed the departments to upgrade their websites regularly and make them attractive, they said, adding that a high-level committee will soon be formed and a consulting agency engaged for the purpose.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology will work as the nodal agency and the Information and Public Relations department will be the content manager for the purpose, they said.