Commerce ministry launches 'Twitter Seva'

New Delhi: The commerce and industry ministry on Thursday launched a 'Twitter Seva' to address queries and grievances on matters relating to the ministry. “Through this Twitter Seva, queries on matters relating to Department of Commerce (DoC) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will be answered,” the ministry said in a statement. The service was launched here by union minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “All officers have been sensitized to respond to the tweets within a short time frame,” she said. Anyone desirous of assistance from the ministry can use the hashtag #mociseva. An institutionalized mechanism with a special Twitter cell has been created in the ministry manned by officers, who will monitor and direct all the tweets to the concerned officers. Queries regarding SEZs, tea, coffee, rubber and spices boards will be addressed by the ministry while that on manufacturing policy, industrial corridors, investment promotion, Make in India, Start-up India, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), FDI, Intellectual Property Rights, patents, trade marks, copyrights, light engineering industry, cement and rubber industry will be addressed by DIPP, the statement said.