Printing and publication : The Work of the Govt. Press is manifold and diversified. Govt. Press, Manipur undertakes printing and publication of State Gazettes i.e. Manipur Gazette weekly publication for every Wednesday and Manipur Gazette Extra-ordinary published everyday. Acts, Rules, Govt. journals, magazines, reports for public information in general are also printed. Treasury forms (TR & BTR/GFR), registers of various kinds of Government Departments, standardized forms and office stationery are printed and bound. During Parliamentary, State Assembly and Local Bodies’ Elections, EVM ballot papers, ballot papers and statutory forms related to election are printed. A copy of printed gazettes is bound well and kept year wise systematically in the Office Library for record and future reference.
Modernization programme : Modernization and reorganization programme has been taken up in the Government Press since Tenth Five Year Plan, 2002-2007. Under this programme, conversion of letterpress process to offset printing process had been started by installing offset printing machinery and new version of D.T.P. system with its peripherals in a phase manner. Outdated obsolete letterpress machinery was phased out and disposed of by auction sale for preparing necessary sphere of space for erection of new modern machinery.
Training : This Directorate has introduced a short term In-service Training programme for imparting technical training to the letterpress machine-man and compositors; and it was opened formally on 08-02-2011 by Shri M. Harekrishna MCS, Director, Printing & Stationery, Manipur. This training programme is mainly for long term adaptation of modern technology machinery and equipments – handling of offset printing machines, Risograph, D.T.P. system, binding machinery & equipments, screen printing process etc. with special lesson plans framed accordingly. Again, as a part of the training, 64 employees in 3 batches were deputed to train in computer application to the State Academy of Training, Govt. of Manipur. A team of 3(three) officers led by the then Director, Shri M. Luikham, MCS participated as delegates in the PAMEX, 2010 in New Delhi. Again, another team of 7 employees was also deputed to learn latest development of printing technology in PRINTPACK, 2011 – an International Printing & Packaging Machinery Exhibition held on January, 2011 at New Delhi and to study working of Govt.of India Press, advanced private presses and printing machinery manufacturing Company at Faridabad.
Other Services : Govt. Press, Manipur is extending guidance to the printers and entrepreneurs of the State who are keenly interested for opening printing & binding establishments and technical updation of their units. Suitable machinery and equipments according to their need, ultimate output size and nature of jobs to be taken up are considered and recommended with technical specifications.