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Govt set to merge 17 printing presses; Arun Jaitley promises to protect jobs

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to merge into five entities all the 17 government printing presses across the country without causing any job losses.

 Govt set to merge 17 printing presses; Arun Jaitley promises to protect jobs

File image of Arun Jaitley. PIB

The decision about the "merger and modernization" of the "underworked" printing presses was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the move would enable the government to take some 468 acres of land into the central pool.

He said surplus employees at any printing press would be "redeployed".

"All the jobs will be protected," the Minister said.

These printing presses are located in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Odisha and Karnataka.

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Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 16:46:10 IST

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