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National Archives Of India

National Archives Of India:

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 is an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture.
  • It was established in 1891 at Kolkata(Calcutta) as the Imperial Record Department.
  • Following the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, the present building of the National Archives of India was constructed in 1926 in Delhi.
  • There are over 50 lakhs files/documents presently in the holdings in the National Archives of India.