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Ranoj Basu Collection

Ranoj Basu Collection

An ardent and dedicated Congress Party member Ranoj Basu has served as the permanent secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for more than 15 years. He joined the Congress Party in 1951 as an assistant to M.P. Bhargava, the permanent secretary to the Congress presidents, and P.R. Chakraborty who looked after Jawaharlal Nehru’s parliamentary duties. He was associated with the Congress for more than six decades. During Indira Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister he was made a zonal representative of the Congress Party and later Prime Minister Narasimha Rao made him Officer on Special Duty and further in 1995, elevated him to the position of permanent secretary that he retained till his retirement in 2011.

About the Collection: The collection consists of Congress Bulletins (1947-1985), reports of the General Secretary (1983-2010), AICC publications ‘Congress Marches Ahead’ (1970-2017), Election Manifesto of the INC (1980-2009), books and other publications on the Indian National Congress. The papers provide valuable source material for study and research of the Congress Party post-independence.

Donor: Ranoj Basu
Acquisition: 2022