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Welcome to the Department of Delhi Archives

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Department of Delhi Archives

Delhi Archives is a repository of non-current records of Government of NCT of Delhi which was set-up in the year 1972 on the recommendations of the Indian Historical Records Commission (a pioneer advisory body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India) with the sole aim to preserve the rich archival heritage of Delhi in the form of rare documents, maps, photographs, manuscripts, books etc. for research purpose and administrative use. In 1986, it was shifted to its present building constructed in accordance with the archival standards.

Delhi Archives is one of the richest and a scientifically maintained archives of India. It stores a rich archival heritage of Delhi's ups & downs and of its transformation into the Capital City. Delhi Archives is also being used by the general public in many ways such as for obtaining the certified copies of the registration records of property, notifications published in the Gazettes, jail register etc.

Message from Honorable Dy. CM

Welcome to Delhi Archive's Web-Portal! Delhi government's Delhi Archives hosts a fascinating collection of over four crore images, maps and other archival documents, dating back to the year 1803. The precious heritage at the Delhi Archives is in the process of being digitized through state-of-the-art technology and methods. This is a path-breaking initiative by the Delhi government, both in terms of the volume of documents being digitized as well as technology used.

So far, nearly two crore documents have been scanned, out of which, sixty lac documents have been meticulously tagged, uploaded and ready to be accessed online. More documents will be added to the archive portal every day. I am happy to share that Team Delhi Archives is working round the clock to ensure the project is completed on schedule.

Delhi Archive's Web-Portal!