Abhilekh patal

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    • The Prime Minister of India has praised  “Abhilekh patal” a portal with over 1 Crore Pages of Historical Records of the National Archives. 

    About Abhilekh Patal

    • Abhilekh is a Sanskrit term used in India for records since ancient times and Patal is a Sanskrit word meaning a board, platform, or a surface.
      • A combination of both these words has been adopted as an acronym for Portal for Access to Archives and Learning.
    • It is a full-featured web portal to access the National Archives of India’s reference media and its digitized collections through the Internet. 
    • It contains the reference media of more than 2.7 million files held by the National Archives of India.

    The National Archives of India

    • It is the repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of record creators and general users. 
    • It is an Attached Office of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
    • Set up on 11 March 1891 in Calcutta (Kolkata) as the Imperial Record Department, it was transferred to The New Capital to New Delhi in 1911. 

    Source:PIB