(i) Providing safe custody for the non-current records lying scattered in different Departmental, Divisional, District and other public offices.
(ii) Maintaining and preserving Government records and facilitating their utilization.
(iii) Throwing open official records for academic research.
(iv) Providing facilities for microfilming and photo-copying of records.
(v) Collecting, maintaining and conserving valuable manuscripts and documents in private custody.
(i) To carry out a survey of the records in Public Offices in Uttar Pradesh and to prepare classified lists of records of historical interest, in each office, worthy of transfer to the State Archives.
(ii) To advise different departments in regard to the preservation of records and to report, to the Government, cases where arrangements are unsatisfactory.
(iii) To arrange for the transfer of records from the various offices to the State Archives, especially in cases where the records are in danger of perishing by neglect.
(iv) To suggest the revision of weeding schedules for records in public offices.
(v) To publish lists and selections from records of historical interest for the benefit of research scholars.
(vi) To maintain properly the records in the State Archives as well as in Departmental, Divisional and District Offices.
(vii) To advise the Government in regard to the condition on which the public may be given access to records.
(viii) To offer suggestions to the Government for advising non-official bodies like Universities and Learned Institutions in the State about the preservation of records of historical importance and other valuable manuscripts in their possession.
To help in spreading a feeling of national pride in our documentary cultural heritage and ensuring its preservation for the posterity.