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Govt shifts to e-publishing of gazette notifications

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online tradeThe government has stopped physical printing of Government of India’s Gazette Notifications and introduced e-publishing of the same, putting an end to the long wait for the important documents.

The government’s printing press is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Urban Development.

Gazette Notification is an important legal requirement to validate, authenticate and to make effective various kinds of Laws, Acts, Rules, Orders and Government decisions. All user groups had to wait for a few months for copies of such notifications as physical printing of the same was a time taking exercise. The Ministries and Departments of government used to submit their Gazette publication requirements to the Government Printing Presses where the work of typesetting, printing and publishing was undertaken.

“Seeking to end such delays, Ministry of Urban Development has directed the Department of Publication to stop physical printing and switch over to e-publishing of all Gazette Notifications on its official website http://www.egazette.nic.in within five days of receipt of the same from respective ministries and departments,” an official release said.

The records for the gazette will be maintained by the department for all future references.

User groups and citizens can download and print all Gazette Notifications free of charge.

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