Systematic management and conservation of public records as a part of National Cultural Heritage.
Implementation of the National Archives Act No. 48 of 1973 and its subsequent amendments and preparing rules and regulations relating to the accrual of Public Records and unique Private Collections as permanent deposits. Management and Preservation of traditional (Palm leaf and Papers) and non-traditional (Digital) government records basing on relevant stipulated rules and regulations. Receive Newspapers and Publications for legal deposit in terms of the relevant laws, making facilities to retrieve information from its holdings for use by the government for its administrative processes and for research purposes by the public
Objectives and Functions
The Objectives & Functions set out in the National Archives Act No.48 of 1973 and National Archives (Amendment) Act No.30 of 1981
- Ensue official custody and physical safety of public records.
- To make them available for reference and study.
- To conduct record surveys in Public Institutions.
- Serve as the legal depository for Newspapers and Publications printed in the Island.
- Conduct training workshops in Records Management and conservation.
- Implement the Printing Presses, Printers and Publishers and Newspaper Ordinances.
- Preserve and Indexing of the private collections deposited in the Department.
- Conservation of records at religious institutions
Legislations & Regulations