The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs) and into 5 units.
These modernised 5 Government press units will be located at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri in Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and at Temple Street of Kolkata, West Bengal.
Highlights of the merger of Government Presses
• These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land.
• Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development.
• On the other hand, land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.
• Modernisation of the Presses will enable the presses to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.
• This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.
Who: Union Cabinet
When: 20 September 2017