Mission of the Directorate of Printing, Stationery & Publication is to achieve optium quality and cost-effective output providing satifaction to the user Government Departments/Offices, employees and the community at large.
Odisha Government Press (OGP) came into existence in the year1936 with the aim to meet the printing and stationery needs of all Government Departments and Offices of the State. Consequent upon separation of Odisha from Bihar, the Press shifted to Cuttack and a tiny press started functioning with a staff strength of 30 with few old and used printing machineries at Buxi Bazar, Cuttack in a rented accomodation. Mr.V.S. Money, an Anglo Indian, was designated as Press Officer to man the Press. Then Mr. C.S. Batersby who was well-experienced in press management, joined in Odisha Government Press as Superintendent & Ex-Officio Principal of the School of Printing and Allied Trades. Skilled personnel passed-out from the School were absorbed in the Press in order to develop the technical skill level of the Press. During his tenure, 84 acres of land was allotted at Madhupatna, Khapuria, Cuttack by the erstwhile Commerce Department of Government of odisha for construction of Press Building of its own. In the year, 1971, the Odisha Government Press was shifted from Buxi Bazar, Cuttack to its own land at Madhupatna, Cuttack. Originally the head of Government Press was designated as Superintendent. Mr.U.N. Mishra, Superintendent was instrumental in giving the press the shape of a large printing industrial establishment. In the year,1980, Odisha Government Press was declared as the Heads of Department with the Director, Printing, Stationery and Publication, Odisha as the head.
Functions & Services
The main functions of the Odisha Government Press are :
- to undertake printing of all kinds required for different offices of the State of Odisha,
- to procure and supply stationery articles to cater to the needs of all the Government Departments and Offices of the State,
- to undertake repair and maintenance of office machines (Typewriters, Duplicator etc.),
- to store, distribute and sell Government publications, and
- to impart training to the Apprentices in printing and other allied trades to generate skilled work-force and absorb them against suitable vacancies on merit-cum- seniority basis.
However, subsequently, procurement of stationery articles from the Press for use by all the Government Offices has been discontinued and consequent on introduction of computers for data entry in all Government offices, Typewriter & Duplicator Repairing Section has ceased functioning.The existing manpower has been deployed in modern working trades. Further, since there has been no recruitment of required technical personnel, the workers/technicians of obsolete trades have been deployed to run the modern and developed machineries installed over the years.
Directorate renders various essential printing services to the Government as well as public. Click for details of services for different printing jobs, both obligatory and non-obligatory in nature.
Various printing machineries and equipments(pre-press, press and post-press) have been installed since inception of the Odisha Government Press. In order to sustain productivity and keep pace with the changing technologies and processes, upgradation and modernisation of the Press have been taken up. Advanced machineries and equipments have been installed in the press to achieve this end.
|Branch Pressess||Phone No.|
|Berhampur (Jail Press)||0680-2203651|