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Record Centre, Bhubaneshwar


(NAI, RC Bhubaneswar Building - Photo 1 & Photo 2)

The Eastern Zone Records Centre of National Archives of India was set up on 1 March 1996 in Bhubaneswar to cater to the need of central government organizations located in four eastern and eight northeast states. Subsequently in 2007 the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also added to its jurisdiction. Thus in terms of number of states and size of territory it has the largest jurisdiction of all Records Centres and Regional Office of NAI. The centre was set up with also a special objective of collecting and preserving various palm-leaf manuscripts of Odisha found with different private individuals, temples and monasteries for which the state has the singular distinction.

The centre was first started in Odisha State Archives. Subsequently from 1997 to 2012, it functioned in two rented buildings first in Bhaktamadhu Nagar and thereafter in Satabdi Nagar. From 17 December 2012, it is functioning in its own building in an area of about 2.5 acres of land in Madhusudan Nagar, a prime locality of the city. Realizing the importance of the centre, the Government of Odisha provided this piece of land on ex-gratia basis. It is four kilometers from railway station, seven kilometers from Air Port, three kilometers each from Odisha State Secretariat and Utkal University and one kilometer from Odisha State Archives.

The documentary heritages of the centre at present consists of about 70,000 files, registers, loose documents, correspondences and palm leaf manuscripts of both government and private records. Besides it has also a rich collection of rare books and journals, Gazette of India and periodicals all of which were acquired as gift. Apart from acquisition, preservation and conservation of records and providing research facilities to the scholars, the centre also regularly peruses various records management programmes like survey, inspection and appraisal of non-current records in different central government organizations, tendering advice to them and compiling/vetting their records retention schedule. It also organizes exhibition every year as a part of its outreach programme.

a. Public Records

b. Private Papers

c. Library Holdings

The contact detail of the centre is as follows:

Assistant Director of Archives

National Archives of India

Records Centre (Eastern Zone)

M/79, Madhududan Nagar

Unit-4, Bhubaneswar-751001

Telephone No: 0674-2391042, 2391043

Fax No: 0674-239043

E-mail: naibbsr@bsnl.in; nai.or@nic.in
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