New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday asked the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to extend its scope of research work to benefit society, an official release said.
“The minister was delighted to know that ICHR has completed 2,800 research works till date and have asked the officials to extend this research to society to reap its benefits,” the ministry said in the release.
Undertaking a surprise visit to the ICHR, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Distance Education Wing of University Grants Commission (UGC), he visited their different departments and met all the officials and support staff of these organisations.
“The minister stressed upon the urgent need to digitise all the files and documents of historical importance as these documents are the heritage of the country. He also gave directions to renovate the library and maintain all the books and journals in a professional manner,” it added.
Noting the old files placed in the corridors, he directed the officials to maintain cleanliness and promote eco-friendly activities in the campus and nearby areas.
Pokhriyal also reviewed the present infrastructure, maintenance and human resource related aspects. He gave assurance to the senior officer of these organisations to extend maximum support for the overall development of this institutions, it further said.