KOLKATA: After the declassification of files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the West Bengal government today made public the cabinet papers on Netaji and allied subjects from 1938 to 1947.
"Those papers may have been confidential in pre-independent India but today there is a need to bring them into public domain. That is why we made them public," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
Banerjee also released a CD containing information about those papers of 401 cabinet meetings during that period which had witnessed among other events 'Quit India' movement, the great 'Bengal Famine' and Partition of Bengal.
The state government had declassified 64 Netaji files earlier this month. She said that those papers would be available at the state archive, state information centre and state central library for the public, researchers, historians and students.
The work for digitisation of the files started in 2013, she said adding that currently work is going on to digitise cabinet papers of the next 10 years after 1947.