Functions & Services

    Organisational structure
    The GIS is organised in two divisions:
    •  Information Services
    The Information Services, headed by the Director, comprise five main divisions, namely Press & Publication, Publicity, Documentation and Audio-Visual, each providing distinct services and involving specific stakeholders.
    •  Administrative
    The Administrative Division, headed by the Permanent Secretary, facilitates the running of the Information Services by dealing with administrative, personnel and financial matters. 
    Mr Lutchmeeparsad RAMDHUN
    Tel 201-1277 Fax 208-8243 / 201-2244
    • Covering the activities of Ministries/ Departments and issuing press releases on these activities as well as on government projects.
    • Managing the government portal and updating the contents according to the requirements and requests of ministries and departments.
    • Updating the news column of the government web portal.
    • Processing cabinet decisions for publicity, including translation in French for immediate release to the media.
    • Producing and updating fact sheets on Mauritius as well as publicity material such as brochures and posters on issues of public interest.
    • Monitoring the local and international press and constituting dossiers on issues of national interest.
    • Advising and assisting Ministries/Departments on publicity and public relations matters.
    • Maintaining close contacts with ministerial information units.
    • Managing press centres and accrediting journalists during international conferences/seminars held in Mauritius and assisting the local and foreign press in obtaining relevant documents.
    • Assisting local and foreign media persons on the occasion of official visits of VVIPs to Mauritius.
    • Attending to requests for information from the local and international media and from the public and updating texts on Mauritius appearing in certain international publications.
    • Acting as facilitator for foreign journalists on assignment in Mauritius.
    • Ad hoc publications
    Audio-Visual Section
    Head Audio-Visual Production Officer Cadre 
    Tel No:          201 1237       Fax No:          208 8927
    Mobile:         7640857
    Maintaining and managing audio visual services for the achievement of government activities;
    • Keeping close contacts with Ministerial Communication Units;
    • Providing visual publicity of the government to the Media;
    • Producing black and white, colour, digital and slide photography and ensuring their distribution to local and international Press and Magazines through multi media;
    • Providing public address – sound system for official functions, seminars and international conferences;
    • Providing technical advice on audio visual services in respect of press conferences banquets, state visits and other official functions;
    • organising and mounting photo exhibitions on request;
    • Producing souvenir albums to be handed over to VIPs and VVIPs;
    • Managing a digital laboratory to transfer, edit and record digital photographs, speeches, visuals on CDs and DVDs;
    • Managing an audio visual archive including a database for retrieval of audio visual materials;
    • Acting as official Photo Journalists during international conferences and during the visit of the Hon. Prime Minister abroad;
    • Providing digital photographs of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and other foreign dignitaries calling on H .E the President, the Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation through e-mail or on CD’s.

    Ag Head, Documentation Unit  Head, Documentation Unit 
    Dharmanand Kannayya
    Tel.  201 1236          Fax  201 2724
    • Acts as a support service for reference and documentation as well as for press clippings.
    • Provides assistance in Press Centres during international conferences and visits of Heads of State/eminent foreign dignitaries.
    The Documentation Centre is open to other Ministries/ Departments and to members of the Public. It has a wide range of reference materials, including:
    • Debates of National Assembly
    • Government Gazettes
    • Official Reports
    • Acts & Regulations
    • Books and Magazines
    • Other publications of social, economic, political and cultural interests
    • Biographies of Ministers and Eminent Personalities
    • Clippings of Newspapers
    • Mauritiana Section
    • Bound copies of main local newspapers


    Senior Publicity / Documentation Officer 
    Jugdish Bundhoo
    Tel No:          201 2560
    Fax No:         212 8192
    • Despatching of all communiqués, press releases, handouts, press notices, invitations to the Press and other publicity materials to MBC Radio and TV, private radio stations and the Press.
    • Keeping, classifying and binding of local newspapers.
    • Issuing/renewal and laminating of Press Reporters’ and Photographers’ passes for issue to members of the press.
    • Working as and when required in Press Centres during important international conferences and visits of Head of States/eminent foreign dignitaries, essentially to despatch to the media communiqués, speeches and other documents relevant to the events.


    Port Louis, Mauritius
    Tel: 201-3558 Fax: 208-8243