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Public Relations Department of Haryana in shambles
Public Relations Department of Haryana is in shambles. Not only the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar himself has an army of media advisors, even his ministers have been provided private PRO's at handsome salaries.

The department is facing severe staff crunch and officers are holding additional charges. To speak of district level officers, even the Director TL Satyaparaksh is holding additional charge while his main job is Town and Country Planning which is heavily burdened, thus leaving little time to him for the PR department.

Jagdeep Duhan, Deputy Director at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi is holding additional charge of DPRO Palwal. Similarly, Mr RS Sangwan, Deputy Director, Gurugram is looking after the work as DPRO Gurugram. Newly created Dadri district is still waiting for the appointment of a DPRO. DPRO Ambala is holding charge of Panchkula district and Yaumnanagar district is being headed by a PRO.

Devinder Kumar, DPRO Faridabad was suspended on flimsy grounds just to satisfy the whims of a minister. His suspension was not liked by the department's officers.

Perhaps for the first time in the history of Haryana, the Khattar government has provided private PRO's to ministers at a salary of Rs 25,000 per month. Barring one or two such PRO's, rest are only proving to be parasites on regular DPRO's who are already stressed due to staff crunch.

Most of the private PRO's just inform the DPRO about the schedule of the minister or send a photographinforming that news may be compiled after taking details from the concerned department. This is their only job for which they are paid Rs 25,000 per month. Moreover, they visit DPRO office and expect to be treated like bosses. No advertisements were issued for their recruitment. Shockingly, the government is spending millions on advertisements but paying little attention towards its own department.

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