Response from Ministry of Home Affairs to my RTI query

As some of you may know, in July I had filed an RTI query with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India regarding the reported destruction of several thousand official files and documents, ostensibly for ‘cleaning up’ of offices. As per newspaper reports, some of these files pertained to Gandhi assassination and other matters of great historical importance.

Details of my RTI and a petition circulated in this respect are available here:


I am happy to say that I have received, even though somewhat belatedly, a response from the Ministry which is attached below: (click the images to see full size)

Response to RTI 1


Response to RTI 2


Response to RTI 3

11 Responses to “Response from Ministry of Home Affairs to my RTI query”

  1. sachin jain says:

    Thanks for this initiative and efforts Purushottam Ji.

  2. G Radhakrishnan says:

    Good that a response has been recd from the govt. Thank you Purushottam for your efforts.
    But the question remains what were the files considered not historically important by the present government and destroyed in such a hurry by the Modi govt. Modi has a history of destroying sensitive documents likely to implicate him or his party(RSS, BJP) as the Gujarat govt destroyed records relating to the Gujarat riot cases even while the court cases are going on and declared the destruction is a routine affair! Can the destroyed records be identified even by an investigation by an independent agency?

  3. D N Yadav says:

    एक बहुत ज़रूरी मुद्दे पर जागरूक कदम उठाने से इतिहास के कई पन्नों को दफ़न होने से आप ने बचा लिया।
    देश के विद्वत्जन आपके आभारी रहेंगे।
    डी एन यादव

  4. Chandra says:

    We should be ever vigilant . Fascism is slowly worming in .

  5. Chandra says:

    You have rightly made this an issue in an effective method and compelled the govt and awakened the concerned . We should be ever vigilant against the creeping-in fascism .

  6. agnes Kharshiing says:

    This is a crime to destroy Government documents and no excuse can be given…

  7. agnes Kharshiing says:

    But I found documents and maps missing during UPA tenure… So in inquiry is immediately required…

  8. purushottam Agrawal says:

    G Radhakrishnzn
    you have raised a important point. Let us think, what next.

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