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Dr. Simonti Sen (Director):

Office-033-22413966 Mobile -9831074056

Shri Subodh Chandra Das (Assistant Director):

Office-033-22810661 Mobile- 9433394096

Dr. Ananda Bhattacharyya (Assistant Director):


Sm. Sumita Seal (Chief Archivist cum DDO):


Sm. Sulagna Roy: (Chief Archivist):


Shri Asis Biswas: (Archivist)


Sm. Jhumur Sengupta (Archivist)


Sm. Bidisha Chakraborty (Archivist)

Office- 033-22411044
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Dr. Madhurima Sen (Archivist)

Mobile 9433339147

Shri Anup Sarkar (Archivist)


Sm. Swati Chatterjee (Assistant Archivist)


Sm. Sucharita Ghose (Assistant Archivist):


Sm. Rina Sinha (Assistant Archivist):


Dr. Sarmistha De (Assistant Archivist):


Sm. Rina Rani Roy (Assistant Archivist):


Shri Sananda Sengupta (Assistant Archivist):


Sm. Madhuri Banik (Assistant Archivist):


Sm. Moumita Chakraborty (Assistant Archivist):

Mobile- 9434555054

Shri Sumit Ghosh (Assistant Archivist):

Mobile- 9434148341

Shri Manas Sardar (Assistant Archivist):

Office-033-22411044 Mobile- 9434228426

Sm. Sashi Subba (Assistant Archivist):

Office- 033-22810661 Mobile-9434873111

Shri Sujit Dutta (Micro-Photographer):

Office-033-22411044 Mobile-9432369542

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Public Records Act:

There was however no specific law in West Bengal to regulate administration, preservation and disposal of records as well as their systematic transfer to the archives. In order to ensure proper management, preservation and administration of public records and a reasonably easy access to them, the Indian Historical Records Commission (an advisory body of the National Archives of India started in 1919) felt the need of a Public Records Act way back in 1930 on the lines of that in force in England. The Public Records Act was enacted in December 1993 and became rule in 1997.The Act prescribed thirty years limit for consultation of records. It lays down the duties and responsibilities of the record creating agencies for proper maintenance and preservation of public records under their custody besides their review, appraisal, classification, destruction and transfer of records of permanent value to respective archives departments.In West Bengal, the Public Records Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 23rd December, 2010 and waiting for its final enactment.

Information and Technology:

The Directorate of State Archives has re-augmented its usefulness in the changing needs of the time by infusing modern technology through IT intervention. It has already acquired adequate numbers of Computers with basic accessories, Face-up Scanner and Network enabled Photo Copier. Tailormade softwares have been installed for data entry and retrieval of the visual and textual records and for the Library. Package Software COSA has been installed for Pay and Accounts Management. Internet facility through BSNL Broadband has been acquired. LAN (Local Area Network) has been installed in the two offices of the State Archives.


Till date 116 rare books of the Library and 36000 glass and film records of the Photo Archives Wing have been digitized successfully.

Collaborative Program:

The Directorate of State Archives has lent its expertise for setting up an Archives of Andaman and Nicobar administration and Calcutta Port Trust by providing copies of relevant government records.
A copy of rare photograph of Rebati Barman has been supplied to the National Book Agency for the Birth Centenary Publication of Late Barman.

Copies of visual records have been supplied for the publication on Anushilan Samiti to Dr. Keka Dutta.

Copies of records on Alipore Bomb Case have been supplied to the Police Museum, Maniktala, Kolkata.

Copies of visual records were sent to the Police Archives for permanent display.

In response to the requests from Bethune College, Institut-de- Chandernagore, Hooghly and Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, teams of archival officers were deputed for necessary advice and for appraisal, physical arrangement, and preservation of old records lying in their custody.

Guidance was offered for the shooting of a documentary film titled "Okahura - A thinker in the Meji era" (by N.H. Kyokei, A national TV broadcasting network from Government of Japan) and a documentary film on Rabindranath Tagore, directed by Shri Pradip De.

The State Archives has also organized exhibitions on Anti partition Movement in Bengal (1905-1912) in collaboration with the Asiatic Society, Kolkata and Bangiya Sahitya Parishad at their premises in August 2005. An exhibition on the Birth Centenary of Pritilata Wadedar was organized in collaboration with Bethune College in the college premises in August 2010.

A team of archival officers and technical staff of the Conservation Unit participated in a workshop on Paper Conservation, organized by the Museology Department of Rabindra Bharati University in April 2012.

Necessary guidance for the completion of the dissertation of a student of Museology, Rabindra Bharati University and the students of Calcutta University on the topic of Archives and Records Management have been provided by the senior archival officers.

Lecture on 'Archival Records as Important Source Materials' was delivered by one of our archival officer in the Refresher Course of the college lecturer, organized by the Calcutta University.

Archives is currently acting as a nodal agency of the ICHR project-- "Dictionary of Martyrs".

In May, 20012, this office has participated in Pragati Utsav, organized by West Bengal Government, where exhibition was held on archival records commemorating 150th Birth Anniversaries of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Kadambini Ganguly and Dwijendra Lal Roy.

Participation of State Archives in the celebration on International Archives Day, held at Lucknow on 9th June, 2012.