The Union Government has declassified the first set of 100 files pertaining to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited the National Archives for the launch of the digitized files. He also met family members of Netaji, including Prof. Chitra Ghosh, Shri Chandra Bose, and Shri Surya Kumar Bose.
The Prime Minister of India, in his meeting with the members of Netaji’s family at his residence in New Delhi on 14 October 2015, had announced that the Government of India would declassify the files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a phased manner, and make them accessible to the public.
Accordingly, 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 4thDecember 2015.
Subsequently, 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 collection which were then transferred to the National Archives of India.
As a first step, the National Archives of India is placing 100 files relating to Netaji in public domain after preliminary conservation treatment and digitization. The remaining files too shall be placed in public domain after their conservation treatment and digitisation.
The digitized files are being put on a website, specially designed by NIC –www.netajipapers.gov.in