Government printing press at Indore, Gwalior and Rewa will be closed. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet. In compliance with this decision, an order has been issued by the State Government for the closure of these presses. Except Government assets (immovable properties), a committee will be set up under the chairmanship of the divisional commissioner to take decisions regarding Government employees.
To take decision regarding posting of employees of printing presses, the Division Level Committee will have Collector, District Registrar, Executive Engineer Public Works besides a maximum of three officers nominated by the Controller Government Press. The officer nominated by the controller press will be the Member Secretary of the committee.
On the basis of the recommendation of the divisional committee, the movable property of the government presses will be transferred to other government offices if possible. The remaining assets will be sold through tender. Besides, the ownership of the land of the printing press will be under the Department of Revenue.
According to the decision taken by the state government, out of 1286 posts in Gwalior, Indore and Rewa, 495 vacant posts will be abolished. Government employees working in 67 filled positions in the printing presses will be sent on deputation to other offices under Revenue Department. A total of 185 posts have been numbered, including a total of another 118 posts besides the above 67 posts.
The order states that the present 114 category posts of printing presses have been adjusted in 13 categories, of which 8 are technical and 5 are non-technical category. In future, vacancies will be filled only in 7 categories of technical staff.