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The Government Central Press at Thattanchavady, Pondicherry is the prime print production unit of the Department of Stationery and Printing.  The press is equipped with latest Offset printing technology and is capable of multi-colour printing. Intricate printing jobs are undertaken and delivered to the full satisfaction of the indenting department. The yearly Calendar, Diary are printed in bulk and in high quality which are used by every officer of this administration.  The Confidential Section of this press was established during early 80's, to cater to the jobs of Confidential nature like printing of Budget Documents, Question Papers etc. The Department's warehouse and stores are also in the premises of the Government Central Press.

The Gazette of Pondicherry is published every Tuesday by the Government Central Press.

Activities of Government Central Press

The Government Central Press functions under two officers of the rank of Deputy Director-Deputy Director (Works) and Deputy Director (Confidential Section). The Deputy Director (Works) is the Head of the Office of the entire establishment of the Central Press.

The main activities of the Central Press are as follows:

      Printing of Gazette of Puducherry

      Printing of budget related documents

      Printing of Audit reports, Appropriation of Accounts etc

      Printing of Calendars and Diaries for Government of Pondicherry

      Printing of Official News Letters

      Printing of Government Telephone Directory

      Printing of Invitations for Official functions

      Printing of Pocket Notebooks

      Printing of Forms, registers etc required to run the establishment of all Government           and autonomous bodies

      Printing of Brochures, Application forms, Question Papers in respect  of Government           Schools and Colleges including University of Pondicherry and Pondicherry Engineering           College

       The requirements of autonomous bodies are printed at cost

      Printing of Letter Heads and Visiting Cards for VIPs

      Executing any printing job to the requirement of a department

Staff Strength: 412

Contact Officer: D. Rajasekaran, Joint Director(Ptg)

Phone No: 0413- 2250670



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