SPMCIL Declared A Prohibited Place:
The Delhi headquarters of the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd. (SPMCIL) has been declared a “prohibited place” under the Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 by the Union Home Ministry “to prevent the entry of unauthorised persons”.
- The Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd. (SPMCIL) is a government printing and minting agency.
- It is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Finance , Government of India.
- It was incorporated in 2006 with its registered office at New Delhi.
- It is engaged in the manufacture and production of currency and bank notes, security paper, non-judicial stamp papers, postal stamps, stationery, passport and visa stickers, security inks, circulation, commemorative coins and others.
- The nine production units of the SPMCIL, where bank notes and other government papers are manufactured, are already prohibited places.
- The nine production units are four India Government Mints, two Currency Note Presses, two Security Printing Presses and one Security Paper Mill located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida, Nashik, Dewas and Narmadapuram.