New Delhi, March.2: The Government has declassified all the available classified files and transferred these files to National Archives of India (NAI) for permanent retention.

This was told by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Trinamool Congress leader Derek O. Brien in the Rajya Sabha today. All declassified files pertaining to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose received in the National Archives of India (NAI), are first subjected to preliminary conservation and digitization, before being released in public domain. Both of these are time consuming exercise. (ALSO READ: UK website calls for DNA test of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s remains)

The issue of handing over documents relating to Netaji has been taken up with the governments of Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and United States of America. Responses from the Governments of Russian Federation, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom have been received. Meanwhile, responses from the Governments of Austria, Republic of Italy and the United States of America are awaited.