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1.    GOVT. Presses, Jammu/Srinagar:

 

The Govt, Presses, Jammu/Srinagar were established 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, Government Press Jammu and Govt. Press, Srinagar was 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.

Govt. Presses (Jammu/Srinagar) cater to the printing requirement (Forms, Books, Bills Acts, Government Gazette, SROs, Notifications, Annual Budget, Legislative Assembly Proceedings, Election Material printing material of judiciary etc.) of various Govt, Departments. The Government presses have recently published the J&K Laws at economical and cheap rate.

The Government has instructed the two General Managers of the Government Presses Srinagar and Jammu to formulate and forward a comprehensive proposal for re-organisation of the two Governments presses to bring improvement in their working and to provide better promotional avenues for the staff. The process will be initiated soon.

 

The main function of the press is to provide facilities on Non-Commercial basis in the field of Printing & Binding service of all the Government Publications, Govt. Gazettes, SRO’s Notifications, Books of Civil Service Rules, Financial Rules, Annual Budget, Legislative Assembly Proceedings, Election Materials.

 

The Ranbir Government Press, Jammu has also switched over to modernization process since the last 3 years replacing old/obsolete techniques by the off set/digital printing machines for which multi colour/digital printing machines have been procured.

 

Steps taken for Modernization of Press.

  • Digital Printing Machine in full colour technology-5 was procured in 2015-16 for printing of Multi-colour jobs.

  • New  Machinery i.e. Folding Machine, Lamination Machine, Glue Binding Machine, Wire stitching Machine, Paper Punching Machine, Wire-o-locking Machines, Paper cutting Machine, Semi-Auto Saddle Stitches Machine etc were procured in the year 2017-18, 2018-19 for smooth functioning/ up gradation of Binding section.

  • New Silent Generator Set 250 KVA Procured in 2017-18 to avoid uninterrupted of Power Supply.

  • Web offset Machine, Sheet Fed Offset Machine, etc procured in 2018-19 for smooth functioning of Printing Section.

  • Printing of 6th edition of JK Laws Volumes (I to X) were printed and put on sale.

  • Latest Digital 8up CTCP were procured in 2018-19 for up gradation of Camera Section.

  • Disposal of old out dated/obsolete/Unserviceable Machinery & Equipments was disposed off through Auction.

The Recruitment Rules of Press (Gazetted) Service was issued in 2008 vide SRO-123 of 2008 dated 13/05/2008.