Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the digital copies of declassified files of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 119 th birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Modi, earlier in his meeting with a delegation of members of Netaji’s family, had announced that the Government would declassify the files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and make them accessible to public.
In compliance with the said announcement, the first lot of 33 files were declassified by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and handed over to the National Archives of India on December 4.
This will meet the long-standing public demand to access these files; it will also facilitate scholars to carry out further research on Netaji.
The Ministries of Home Affairs and External Affairs too initiated the process of declassification of files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in their respective collections, which were then transferred over to the National Archives of India.
The National Archives of India is placing 100 files relating to Netaji in public domain after preliminary conservation treatment and digitization.
The National Archives of India further plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Netaji in public domain every month.