September 28, 2015
WB Govt declassifies state cabinet files of 1938-47 era
After the declassification of Netaji files, Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government today made public, the files of the cabinet meetings that were held during 1938-47, which was the crucial pre-independence era.
Reiterating the fact that she believes in transparency, the Chief Minister said: “Just talking about Digital India is not enough. It must be followed by action. Digitisation of files is one such step taken by us. We hope the stand taken by our government regarding declassification of files will be adopted by other governments also.”
A total of 401 files have been declassified today and in future the government plans to declassify files of post-independence era, WB CM said.
“In this age of internet and social media, we believe in transparency. That is why we declassified files. People must know the truth,” she added.
WB CM tweeted:
WB Govt has today declassified state cabinet papers from 1938 to 1947. They will be available in info centre, state library & public archive
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 28, 2015