National Archives of India
The National Archives of India (NAI) (External website that opens in a new window), New Delhi known until Independence as Imperial Record Department was originally established in Kolkata on 11 March 1891. It is the official custodian of all non-current record of permanent value to the Government of India and its predecessor bodies. It has a Regional Office at Bhopal and three Record Centres at Bhubaneswar, Jaipur and Pondicherry.
Major activities of the Archives include:
- Making public records accessible to various Government agencies and research scholars
- Preparation of reference media
- Preservation and maintenance of records and conducting of scientific investigations for the said purpose
- Evolving records management programmes
- Rendering technical assistance to individuals and institutions in the field of conservation of records
- Imparting training in the field of archives administration, records management, reprography, repair and conservation of records, books and manuscripts at professional and sub-professional levels and
- Creation and promotion of archival consciousness in the country by organising thematic exhibitions.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team Reviewed on: 16-03-2011