State's own security press opens

Key govt documents like budget, cheque books and exam papers to be printed there

State's own security press opens

 Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar inaugurated the State government-owned security press at Peenya on Tumkur Road on Thursday.

Shettar said the press was a first of its kind in the country, for a State government to have its own 'security press'. All other security press in different parts of the country are owned by the Central government.


“This state-of-the-art security press will print government documents, whose secrecy needs to be maintained at any cost. They include budget documents, cheque books, exam question papers, answer scripts, permit books, receipt books, title deeds and identity cards,” the chief minister said.


The chief minister called upon the employees of the press to leave no scope for leakage of information or documents from the security press.


“For a long time, there was vacuum in the State, in maintaining secrecy in printing important documents related to the government. In the coming years, the security press will be a model for the nation and printing works of other states as well as the Central government can also be taken up here,” he said.


Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said question papers and answer scripts for 2012-13 would be printed at the security press.
“In the second phase, we will print cheque books. During 2013-14, it has been decided to invest Rs one crore for upgrading the security press,” he said.


Shettar promised to fulfil some of the long pending demands of the employees of the printing press and said steps would be taken to regularise the services of the daily wage workers here.


Kageri said there were 102 sanctioned posts in the press and only around 70 posts were filled up. “The rest of the posts will be filled soon,” he said.
Officials at the security press said it was spread over two acres, with a built up area of 45,000 sq ft.

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