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Class : 11
Unit : Business

Write short notes on retention and disposal of records.

Ans : In office performance many information and facts are created and many information received from outside. Information may be classified as valuable records, useful records and un-useful records. It is essential to record valuable facts for future reference and to discard on useful information. Process of systematic preservation of active and valuable documents, transfer in active records and destruction of outdated records is record retention. The system of record retention is essential to complete office performance efficiently. On the basis of nature and importance, each record has a definite life and after termination of the period it becomes worthless. These outdated records cover more space and space problem will arise for new files and records full stop before, outdated record should be replaced or disposed for new records.