The State Government Printing Press at Shimla was set up at the basement of old Secretariat Building in the year 1948 to cater to the printing requirements. The staff and machinary were made available from three erstwhile states of Bilaspur, Mandi and Sirmaur. Due to increase in printing activities the press was shifted at Race View, Shimla 3 in 1952. The building at Race View was gutted in a fire in November 1981 and the Government Press was resited at Ghora Chowki and housed in new constructed 'B' block on temporary basis. Two temporary sheds were constructed to accomodate binding section, monocasting branch etc.