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4. Tender notice already published on some daily newspapers for purchase of new foreign books for enrich of National Library Collections on provide user services of the future generation. It had been 40 lacs taka on budget in this fiscal year. Now it has been under process give the work order for procurement of books.

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26.04.2012, Mr. H. To. Imam, honorable advisor of the Prime Minister, Relating to Public Administration, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh visited National Archives of Bangladesh. In the time of visit he has gone several sections of the National Archives of Bangladesh to see the work of this institution.

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ORDINANCE

The Government has promulgated a National Archives Ordinance in 1983 in order to provide for the establishment of National Archives and for the collection, preservation, maintenance and administration of permanent records and archives of the Government.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the National Archives are:-

  • To ensure official custody and physical safety of the archives of all public offices and to make them available for reference and research;
  • To serve as the legal depository of all the records of the Government;
  • To increase knowledge by providing information to the government agencies and to the public;
  • To strive for efficiency and economy in the administrative machinery through systematic and proper management of modern records of the government agencies.

FUNCTIONS

The principal functions of the National Archives are:-

  • To acquire and preserve government and private collections;
  • To provide research facilities for the administrators and researchers and the public;
  • To provide technical and scientific advice on conservation and restoration of records, books and other documentary materials;
  • To give advice to public offices on records and archives management;
  • To organizing exhibitions of records etc.
  • To inspect, examine and appraise the records of government agencies and determine the records To be retained or destroyed;
  • To serve as the national repository for archival materials and to act as the custodian for the preservation and conservation of the nation?s documentary cultural heritage;
  • To co-ordinate and maintain linkage with similar local and foreign organizations.

Main Sections of National Archives of Bangladesh

  • Records Management
  • Records Collection
  • Archives Administration
  • Preservation & Binding
  • Research & Information service
  • Training
  • Exhibition



 

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9 (Nine) June 2013 is the International Archives Day.This Day is being observed throughout the World by concerned institutions and people 'to reflect on and create awareness about the importance of collection of records and preserving and sharing the documents and traces in various forms and formats that hold our experiences and various histories.'

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