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Union Cabinet approves merger of 17 Government Presses into 5 units

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.

Sep 21, 2017 11:47 IST
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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.

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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.

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