With over 38,500 followers in just two weeks, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is now looking forward to addressing problems of common people on the increasingly popular microblogging site Twitter and is also exploring the possibility of getting on to Facebook, official sources said Monday.
A small office will soon be set up in the PMO to effectively handle communications through social media.
Besides, the PM's media team is planning to make its Twitter account @PMOIndia more interactive by answering questions of people.
"We will take up the matter of people in distress on Twitter. The process of social media is very new for us and things will take time," the source said, adding that PMO could offer monetary help through the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.
The PMO is also exploring the option of Facebook. According to the source, the existing PMO account on Facebook is not official and is being run by some fans.
The PMO came on Twitter on Jan 23 and has since gathered 38,585 followers.
"It has been very successful. We are seeing 3,000-4,000 followers each day," the source said.