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The Govt. Presses, Jammu/Srinagar were established somewhere in Maharaja's rules and with the passage of time these remained functional under the Administrative Control of various Departments like Industries and Commerce, Labour and Employment and presently under ARI Trainings and Grievances. Prior to the year 1978, Govt. Press, Jammu and Govt. Press, Srinagar were working under the Administrative control of the Controller, Stationery and Printing of the State.

In 1978 the department was reorganized and the Government Presses were separated from Stationery and Office Supplies Department.

Both the Government Presses at Srinagar and Jammu are now independent departments headed by the General Managers, Manager, Asstt. Manager and an Accounts Officer has been provided for each press.

Main Features:

Govt. Presses (Jammu / Srinagar) cater to the printing requirement (Forms, Books, SROs, Notifications, Annual Budget, Legislative Assembly Proceedings, Election Material etc.) of various Govt. Deptts. on book adjustment basis/cash payment basis etc.

To equip both the presses with modern machinery and train the staff in operations of the same is the need of the hour. A report has been received for modernization of these presses. As worked out by General Manager, Govt. Press, Srinagar an amount of Rs. 30.00 crores has been projected for this purpose for both the Presses. This seems to be on higher side and is the replica of the rejected proposal received from Indian Telephone Industries, Delhi.

Both the General Managers have been asked to identify the agencies for modernization of the presses. Their reply is awaited.

A Step in this direction:

Desk Top Printing was for the first time introduced in both the Government Presses and in this direction 24 posts (12 each in Jammu and Srinagar) of D.T.P. Operator were created by corresponding reduction and the employees were selected for the post of D.T.P. Operator on the basis of test conducted by a committee of officers constituted for the purpose by the Government. The committee consisted of FA/CAO, Two General Managers of the Presses, Assistant Director, Stationery and Office Supplies. The test was conducted in Coral Draw, Pagemaker, Inpage and Excel.

ARI & Trainings Department is facing difficulties for want of shortage of Ministerial Staff viz. Section Officer, Head Assistant, Typist, Computer Assistant and Class-IV employees and also in respect of in-sufficient of office accommodation for the staff. The abilities of the available staff are not compatible with the working requirements of the department.


The main objective of this department is to catering the printing needs of various Govt. departments with in their allocated budget, by considering quality, quantity and shortest possible time frame desired by the indenting department for smooth functioning of Govt. departments.


Schemes/policies of the department in matter of development is modernization and computerization of Ranbir Govt. Press, Jammu in a phased manner by adding new infrastructure and new high technology machines which enable us to enhance our printing capacity so that high quality and high volume jobs can executed through machines instead of Manual work. The general policy in the matter of discharging the functions is the disposal of works/jobs as per delivery schedule desired by the indenter.