The Destruction of Records Act, 1977 (1920 A.D.)
Act No. 12 of 1977
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
Amendments made by Act No.-
(a) in the case of documents in the possession or custody of the High Courts of Civil or Criminal jurisdiction subordinate thereto the High Court;
(b) in the case of documents in the possession or custody of Revenue Courts and Officers the [Government or any Officer specifically authorised in this behalf by the Government]: and
(c) in the case of documents in the possession or custody of any other public officer-[the government] or any officer specially authorised in that behalf by [the Government]. (3) Rules made under this section [by any authority other than the Government] shall be subject to the previous approval of that [Government]. 4. Validation of former rules for disposal of documents. - All rules and orders directing or authorising the destruction or other disposal of documents in the possession or custody of any public officer, heretofore in force, shall be deemed to have had the force of law from the date on which they were made, and all such rules and orders now in force shall continue to have the force of law until they are superseded by rules made under this Act. 5. Saving of certain documents. - Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to authorise the destruction of any document which, under the provisions of any law for the time being in force, is to be kept and maintained.