Rajnath Singh To Visit Assam Tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a two-day visit to Assam on June 17 (tomorrow) for the inauguration of Kimin-potin highway along the border.

As per reports, the Defence Minister will head towards Lakhimpur after arriving in Guwahati. Later, he will leave for Arunachal for the inauguration.

On Saturday, Singh approved the policy on archiving, declassification, and compilation, publication of war and operations histories by the Ministry of Defence.

Under this policy, each organisation under the Ministry of Defence such as Services, Integrated Defence Staff, Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard, will transfer the records, including war diaries, letters of proceedings and operational record books, to the History Division of Ministry of Defence (MoD) for proper upkeep, archival and writing the histories.

“The responsibility for declassification of records rests with the respective organisations as specified in the Public Record Act 1993 and Public Record Rules 1997, as amended from time to time. According to the policy, records should ordinarily be declassified in 25 years. Records older than 25 years should be appraised by archival experts and transferred to the National Archives of India once the war/operations histories have been compiled,” read the release by the Ministry of Defence.

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