Government websites generally are storehouses of a large number of documents and reports, which
are of relevance and importance to specific audiences as well as citizens at large. Many times, these
documents also have historical importance and are also referred extensively for academic and
research purposes. These documents can be kept for online access only for a specific period of time
and need to be moved to offline archives on the expiry of the pre-decided duration. This is important
since these old documents sometimes need to be referred to for regulatory or legal purposes.
The Departments MUST have a clear-cut Archival Policy with regard to such old documents stating for how long would they be kept online, when would they be moved to offline archives and if/when would they be permanently deleted or purged.
The < section names e.g., visitor statistics, newsletter and spotlight items> will be online archived automatically after entering < yth year> from the date of their publishing. Guna maintains online archives for a period of