Welcome to the Directorate of Archives and Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
The Directorate of Archives and Libraries was established in 1972 under Ministry of Education presently under Ministry of Cultural affairs, situated at Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka and is currently run by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (MOCA), Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Please, visit Ministry of Cultural affairs website for more details (MOCA website:www.moca.gov.bd)
This Directorate is headed by Director and there two professional Deputy Directors for Archives to Libraries.
The Directorate consists of two important wings
(a) National Archives of Bangladesh
(b) National Library of Bangladesh
At Present there are 98 sanctioned posts in the Directorate. Yearly revenue budget is 30.8 million. Recently, Government has taken initiatives to bring administrative reforms for the Directorate. For more details please, visit the future plan in home page.
Generally, policy, planning, administrative reforms, recruitment, financial control, etc are being dealt by Director and rest other professional functions & management of National Archives and National Library are being dealt by Deputy Director respectively.
Mr. Wadudul Bari Chowdhury, Director, Directorate of Archives & Libraries recently took part in an International Conference on Documents of the First World War Centenary; organized by General Directorate of State Archives, Republic of Turkey held on 19-21 March 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey. Click here for details