The government has 134 classified files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose which are being examined for the purpose of declassification, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said, “Government is examining all the files in its custody for the purpose of declassifying the same. As per available records on date, Ministry of Home Affairs is in possession of 12 files. Among these 12 files, three files are classified and nine files are unclassified,” the minister said.
He said as per available record, as on date Prime Minister’s Office is in possession of 58 files.
Among these 58 files, 41 files are classified and 17 files are unclassified, he said.
The minister said there are approximately 90 classified files in the Ministry of External Affairs relating to Netaji.
He said all classified records (total 990 files) with the Defence Ministry pertaining to Indian National Army were declassified and transferred to National Archives of India (NAI), Janpath, New Delhi in 1997.