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Section 17 – The Public Records Act,1993

The Public Records Act,1993

Section 17. Power to make rules

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provision of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The period after which public records of permanent nature may be accepted under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 3;

(b) The manner in which and the conditions subject to which public records can be destroyed under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 6;

(c) The manner in which periodical review of classified public records for downgrading shall be undertaken under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 6;

(d) The manner in which the records officer will report to the Director General or the head of the Archives under clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 6;

(e) The manner in which and the conditions subject to which public records may be destroyed or disposed of under sub-section (1) of section 8;

(f) The manner in which and the conditions subject to which records of historical or national importance may be made available to research scholar under sub-section (2) of section 11;

(g) Exceptions and restrictions subject to which public records may be made available to a research scholar under sub-section (1) of section 12;

(h) The manner in which and the conditions subject to which any records creating agency may grant to any person access to public records in its custody under sub-section (2) of section 12;

(i) The allowances payable to members of the Board under sub-section (3) of section 13;

(j) The matters with respect to which the Board may perform its functions under clause (d) of section 14:

(k) Any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed.

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