A number of notifications are issued by different Government Departments concerning different subjects, which are relevant to Government, Industry, Citizens etc. These Departments send the notifications to the Department of Printing & Stationery, Himachal Pradesh for publishing in the Official Gazette. Once the notification is printed in the Official Gazette (Rajpatra), the Notification becomes Gazetted Notification. Therefore, the official Gazette (Rajpatra) has legal and regulatory significance and implications, because the notifications come in effect, as on the date of publication in the Official Gazette of Himachal Pradesh.
The Printing & Stationery Department is responsible for compiling and publishing of the Rajpatra. Various Government Departments, district administrations, regulatory bodies and apex offices of the State, notify the various matters, as per their working domain, generally known as notifications, such as acts, rules, notifications, statutory orders etc, which are required to be published in the official gazette or Rajpatra (राजपत्र) of the State. Such Gazettes are published by all States and Central Governments.