Mamata declassifies pre-independence era Cabinet files: LIVE

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  • In this age of internet and social media, we believe in transparency. That is why we declassified files. People must know the truth: WB CM
  • We hope the stand taken by our government regarding declassification of files will be adopted by other governments also: WB CM
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  • When I was Railway Minister in 2001, we had taken decision to lay railway optical fibre network: WB CM
  • Just talking about Digital India is not enough. It must be followed by action. Digitisation of files is one such step taken by us: WB CM
  • Digitisation of files after independence will be done in a phse wise manner in future: WB CM
  • The declassification of these files will throw light on the history of pre-independence era: WB CM
  • Total 401 Cabinet files from 1938-47 of the pre-independence era were declassified today by our government: WB CM
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Kolkata: After the declassification of Netaji files, Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government would make public, the files of the cabinet meetings that were held during 1943-47, which was the crucial pre-independence era.

Regretting the fact that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution had not been assessed properly, Mamata Banerjee had advised that taking the example of the state government, the centre government should also declassify the files it has on Netaji.

The Chief Minister had said, “We have declassified 64 Netaji files. The immense contribution of Netaji has not been evaluated properly. We feel that the Centre should follow us and declassify the files.”

Such a transparency in governance will definitely be of great help to historians, researchers and the general public.

She had earlier tweeted: We intend to place the Cabinet papers for the period 1938-1947 in the public domain on and from September 28, 2015