DELHI:EROS TIMES: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday launched the web Portal of Delhi Archives (www.archives.delhi.gov.in) of the Delhi government at the C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium of the India International Centre.
Delhi Archives is a custodian of records of the Delhi Government and was established in the year 1972 with a sole aim to preserve the Archival Heritage of the historic city – Delhi. The department is having archival records pertaining to the heritage of the city for the period 1803 on wards.
The web Portal of Delhi Archives is a glimpse of the Project of Digitization and Micro-filming of Archival Records which was initiated by the department and was inaugurated by Sisodia on 31st August 2017.
Under the project, four crore pages of records are being digitised and microfilmed within a span of 30 months and would be uploaded on the website of the department for access of the public.
Till date, more than 1.60 crore of records have been digitized so far and out of which approximately 60 lakh pages of records are uploaded on the web Portal for the benefit of general public and research scholars.
The number of uploaded records would gradually increase in due process and four crore pages will be uploaded in stipulated period.
The main objective of this project is to facilitate the access of archival and property records of more than 200 years old to the general public and research scholars for search of specific information and records.
Anyone can access these records through dedicated portal by registering his/her credentials on http://archives.delhi.gov.in/abhilekh.
With the help of this portal Aam Aadmi can access the government records with a click of mouse. This is a prestigious project of the Kejriwal Government sanctioned and go live within a period to facilitate the access of archival and property records. Perhaps, this is one of its own kind probably in Asia in term of quantum of records.
Deputy Chief Minister praised the efforts of the department and said that it will curb corruption and facilitate the Aam Aadmi to access the government record with a click of mouse.
Sisodia said that this would not only facilitate the users but also give a long life to the records. He also emphasised that the portal will help in preventing the ‘polluting history’ promoting through Whats App and provide the correct historical facts before the Aam Aadmi.
Rinku Dhugga, Secretary (ACL) said that this is a revolutionary step to give the access of archival records to common man to arise archival awareness about the heritage.