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What is the Gazette of India?

Gazette of India

The Gazette of India is a public journal and an authorized legal document of the Government of India, issued weekly by the Department of Publication, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. As a public journal, the Gazette prints official notices from the government. It is unique in content, accurate and strictly in accordance with the Government policies and decisions. The Gazette is printed by the Government of India Press.

Ordinary gazettes are continuously published weekly on a particular day of the week whereas extraordinary Gazettes are published every day depending upon the urgency of the matters to be notified. The publication of gazette is executed as per the Government of India (Allocation of Business Rules) published from time to time by the Cabinet Secretariat.

The Department of Publication is lead by the Controller of Publications with the assistance of two Assistant Controllers, one Financial Officer, and an Assistant Director. The Gazette employs around 300 people under the supervision of the Ministry of Urban Development, headquartered in Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. The controller of publication is the authorized publisher, custodian, and seller of Government of India Publications and periodicals inclusive Gazette of India and Delhi Gazette with its copyright. It manages storage, sale, and distribution of all saleable publications brought out by various Ministries/Departments. The Ministry of Urban Development began issuing an electronic version of the Gazette in 2008.

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