Legal Crucial files related to huge scams continue to vanish without a trace Updated : November 25, 2019 08:08 AM IST In India, the Public Records Act 1993 requires the central government, state government and statutory bodies to follow certain processes while maintaining records. There is virtually no important case since Independence where documents have not vanished without a trace. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.