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National Archives of India

13th July, 2021 Culture


  • Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy said the National Archives’ records related to freedom fighters would be digitised within a year as a part of the commemoration of 75 years of Independence next year.



  • The National Archives of India (NAI) is a repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and holds them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars.
  • It was originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, the capital of British India.
  • In 1911 the Department was transferred to the new capital, New Delhi.
  • It functions as an attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Culture.
  • In 1998 it was declared as the "Museum of the National Archives" and opened to the general public.
  • This museum provides a representative overview of the multifarious holdings of the National Archives, and promotes a common man's interest in archival holdings.