Centre to help states to improve condition of state archives
New Delhi: Lamenting that records post-1947
were not preserved well, a senior government official today
said he felt like "weeping" at the dismal condition of
state-level archives and the Centre was willing to help in
"The National Archives is in a much better position but I
admit that I feel like weeping seeing the condition of
archives in states," Jawahar Sircar, Cultural Secretary, said
He said the Centre has decided to take a holistic view
of archives and extend support to the states.
"Previously, there was a debate whether we can interfere
in the working of the state archives. But now the ministry has
decided that we must. We have to plan both technological and
financial assistance for the satate archives," he remarked.
A committee will be formed to look into the matter, he
Speaking on the Foundation Day of National Archives Of
India, Sircar said that post-independence records, especially
after 1960, did not receive focused attention.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Iraqi army inches close to Baghdadi in Mosul- Report
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
- Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends