[INDOLOGY] National Manuscript Mission data to be put in public domain

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 01:27:59 UTC 2022

Dear list members,
Its now over a year since Dhaval Patel informed the list that through his
great efforts the NMM (National Mission for Manuscripts) was ordered by the
Central Information Commission to put all the manuscripts it had
photographed into the public domain.

Does anyone know the current status of this.  Has the order been complied
with either partially or in full.

Harry Spier
Harry Spier

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:57 PM Dhaval Patel via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear scholars,
> This information may be of interest to those of you who work with
> manuscripts for their research. It is regarding access of manuscripts
> digitized by National Mission for Manuscripts, Government of India.
> I would like to bring it to the notice of this august gathering that my
> second appeal in honourable Central Information Commission was decided on
> 30.10.2021. The order is attached herewith.
> Honourable Information Commissioner Mr. Uday Mahurkar has decided this
> matter with a well reasoned order.
> The order directs NMM to do two things.
> 1. Put the digitized manuscripts (roughly 3 lacs) in public domain within
> a period of 1 year
> and
> 2. Allow me access of 30000 manuscripts for downloading the same within a
> period of 1 month.
> This order would surely pave the way for easier access of manuscripts
> digitized by NMM to research scholars.
>  I once again pay my respects to the honourable Information Commissioner
> for enabling access to this centuries old manuscript treasure of India. I
> also place my appreciation on record for NMM and manuscript repositories
> without whose support the manuscripts would not have been digitized, and
> their digital access would have been impossible.
> Dr. Dhaval Patel
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