January 2017 Issue Non Proficient “ARCHIVES” in India, not keeping to the times, while all in place INSDOC, New Delhi and DRTC, in Bangalore
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“TRUTH” is higher than everything, concealing is falsifying yourself. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Swami Vivekananda.
A notable characteristic of the modern State, among other things is to maintain historical record for the posterity. In simpler words it is called the archiving of important documents in different forms, G like cabinet decisions, Government instructions on various important issues in the course of time, important pronounce-ments and decisions and policy matters. The State is expected to maintain the record in the repositories so that researchers working on the history of the State have access to these records. It is in the light of the significance of the issue that the State has incepted the Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums for preserving the record. In developed western countries, his Department is of singular importance to the scholars, researchers and even to the Government itself which needs to refer to previous records more often than not. Given this significance, the irresponsibility of not maintaining the valuable record for the posterity is a crime which our bureaucracy has been committing for last 31 years. No record of cabinet decisions, important Government statements, policy matters and things related to various services has been preserved. The Archives Department has not received any important documentation from different departments of the Government. The reason why it has remained so, is because the top bureaucrats handling their respective departments have always shown slackness in maintaining the record of important documents and decisions pertaining to their respective departments. The practice from the days of the rule of Maharajas of Kashmir was that a copy of all important decisions was sent to the Archives to be kept safe in the repositories in Srinagar and in Jammu. During last twelve years, the General Administration Department has been conveying all the departments to send a copy of important cabinet decisions, treaties, memoranda, policy statements, not accessible documents to the Archives for record. But the departments have paid no attention to the instructions of the Government. On May 11, 2004, the then State Government had directed all the departments to identify and prepare a check list of records likely to be transferred to Archives Repositories at Jammu/Srinagar for retention/preservation. It was also instructed through this circular that copies of all Government orders issued by various departments shall invariably be endorsed to Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums for record. Sadly, no departmental head paid attention to the instruction and failed to preserve any record. Despite, the last Coalition Government remained seized of the importance of the issue. On April 22, 2016, the Finance Minister while presiding over a meeting