Courtesy: NE Today
Imphal Manipur’s Directorate of Printing & Stationery has taken up a project to translate the Indian Constitution in the Manipuri language and publish it.
Addressing a press conference in Imphal, Assistant Director Toijam Devananda said on Tuesday that the directorate has plans to print updated Manipur Gazettes both ordinary and extra ordinary. He said that the directorate is equipped with modern machineries for printing including UV curving machine that gives dynamic effects of print product after printing like 3D effects. The directorate undertakes only printing, binding and publication works, he added. He continued that standardized forms, gazettes, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, posters etc for the state government departments and Central government departments are printed by the directorate. He said that the directorate has now installed innovative machineries including Programmable paper cutting machine, Gathering machine, Section sewing machine, perfect binding machine, UV Curving machine and color digital printing machine.
Regarding upgradation of the directorate building, he said there has been restrictions from the government authority although the directorate was able to collect non tax revenue amounting to Rs 10.02 lakhs for the year 2015-16 against the target of Rs 3.46 lakhs fixed by the government and Rs 8.92 lakhs for the current year 2016-17 (till date). He said the department managed to collect Rs 17.65 lakhs in non-tax revenue collection for the year 2014 – 2015 against the target of Rs. 8.40 lakhs.
The government press, Manipur was established as State Printing Press in 1919 after passing a resolution in the Manipur State Darbar in 1918. Later it was upgraded to a full-fledged Directorate of Printing & Stationery, Manipur on July 25, 1979 and since then the post of director has been held by Selection Grade MCS officer/IAS officer.
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