The Central Secretariat, Indian Civil Service and the Indian Political Service 1834–1947: Foundation Day Lecture of National Archives of India, Dated: 11 March 2019

Published date01 December 2019
Date01 December 2019
DOI10.1177/0019556119882165
The Central
Secretariat, Indian Civil
Service and the Indian
Political Service
1834–1947
Foundation Day Lecture of
National Archives of India,
Dated: 11 March 2019
V. Srinivas1
It gives me immense pleasure to deliver the Foundation Day Lecture to mark the
129th year celebrations of National Archives of India. I am grateful to the Ministry
of Culture for giving me this opportunity. I dedicate this Foundation Day Lecture
to all the archivists, oriental language experts, historians, conservationists who
serve this great institution driven by immense commitment to preserve the public
records of the nation. It is due to their efforts that the National Archives of India
represents the greatest repository of official records in India with a number of
significant collections. Today’s talk titled ‘The Central Secretariat, Indian Civil
Service and the Indian Political Service’ is based on my research work conducted
in the National Archives of India.
Introduction
The Government of India Act was passed in 1833 and under this Act, the Governor-
General of Bengal became the Governor-General of India. On 14 November 1834,
the Governor-General-in-Council took over charge as the Governor-General of
Bengal, but the two governments continued to have a joint secretariat arrangement.
Document
Indian Journal of Public
Administration
65(4) 943–950, 2019
© 2019 IIPA
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1 V. Srinivas, IAS, is Additional Secretary to Government of India, Department of Administrative
Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions, New Delhi. He served as
Director General National Archives of India from August 2013 to December 2014.
Corresponding author:
V. Srinivas, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, PG
and Pensions, New Delhi.
E-mail: vsrinivas@nic.in

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