Manipur   State   Archives

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Objectives and Functions

The objectives and functions set out in the Manipur Public Records Act 2000 include regulation of the management, administration and preservation of public Records of the state Govt. public sector undertaking, Statutory bodies and co-operations, Commissions and Committees constituted by the State Govt. and matters connected therewith or incidental there to.

The functions of the State  Archives are enumerated under section 3(2) of the Manipur Public Records Act 2000 as follows:-

(a)    supervision, management and control of the Archives

(b)   acceptance for deposit of Public Records of permanent 
 after such period as may be prescribed

(c)    custody, use and withdrawal of public Records

(d)   arrangement, preservation and exhibition of public records

(e)    preparation of inventories, indices, catalogues and other 
 reference media of public records

(f)     analysis, developing, promoting utilization of available 
 space and maintenance of equipments for preserving 
 public records ;

(g)    rendering advice to records creating agencies on the 
 compilation, classification and disposal of records and 
 application of standards, procedures and techniques of 
 records management;

(h)    survey and inspection of public records;

(i)     organizing training programmes in various disciplines of 
 Archives administration and records management;

(j)     accepting records from any private source;

(k)     regulating access to public records;

(l)      receiving access to public records;

(m)    receiving reports management and disposal practices 
  from the records officer;

(n)    providing authenticated copies of or extracts from public 

(o)    destroying or disposal of public records;

        (p)  obtaining on lease or purchasing or accepting as gift any 
              document of historical or national importance.


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