The Records Management section (Act No.3 of 2002 sect 11) is responsible for:
1.Providing professional assistance, advice and guidance on the establishment and management;
2.Establishing and ensuring compliance with standards for the archives management of public records;
3.Making arrangements for the necessary training of records staff in public offices;
4.Drawing up general retention and disposal schedules for approval, and issue by the Minister, which schedules shall be sufficient authority for taking the action specified at the due date;
5.Agreeing with the heads of public offices on retention and disposal schedules relating to records specific to each such office for approval and issue by the Minister, which schedules shall be sufficient authority for taking the action specified at the due date;
6.Ensuring that the provisions of retention and disposal schedules are implemented; and
7.Ensuring that retention and disposal schedules are reviewed and amended periodically as may be necessary, the review of each schedule to take place 10 years after it was issued or earlier, at the Director’s discretion.