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19th December, 2022 Polity and Governance

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  • The 63rd Session of the Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC) was organized at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
    • During the conference total of 24 papers based on the sources of Indian history were presented by Scholars on various aspects of history.
    • An exhibition entitled “Saga of Freedom: Known and Lesser-Known Struggles” based on the original archival sources from the collection of the National Archives of India was also organised.

Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC)

  • IHRC is an all-India Forum of creators, custodians and users of records which were set up in 1919 to advise the Union Government on all issues connected with the management of records and their use for historical research.
    • The National Archives of India, New Delhi is the Secretariat of the Indian Historical Records Committee.
  • The IHRC is headed by the Union Minister of Culture and comprises 134 members including agencies of the Government of India, nominees of the Union Government, representatives from the State/UT Archives, Universities and Learned Institutions. The Committee has two subcommittees;
    • Editorial Committee to examine and approve papers based on archival sources for being presented at the Sessions of the Committees.
    • Standing Committee to review the action taken by the Committee on its recommendations and express its views on the agenda for the Committee’s meeting.