Centralised filing denotes a system of filing where files relating to different departments are preserved at a central place of the organisation. The location of filing equipment and personnel in a single section is called centralised filing.

The following are the broad advantages of centralised filing:

(a) It ensures uniformity and standardisation of filing system as the filing operation of various departments is done at one place.

(b) Centralised filing avoids unnecessary duplication of filing equipments.


(c) It ensures better supervision and here better work is performed by-a group of specialists under the control of a supervisor.

(d) As all the records are kept at one place, it facilitates easy location of records.

(e) Centralised filing avoids botheration of departments for record keeping.

(f) Cross referencing of letters becomes possible in centralized filing system.