It gives me great pleasure to announce that the website of National Monuments Authority (NMA) has been launched and can be accessed at the website www.nma.gov.in. The NMA is for a major part a public service agency, dealing with applications from persons who are desirous of undertaking construction related activity in the prohibited and regulated zones around centrally protected monuments. Besides this NMA is also engaged in the overall management of our ancient monuments and sites and for their preservation and conservation. Several initiatives would be taken in this direction such as framing of heritage bye laws for the centrally protected monuments and sites, classification and gradation of monument and other such tasks as laid down in the AMASR Amendment Act of 2010.
In this endeavour, the NMA website should be able to provide an effective interface between the organization and persons who are concerned with the preservation of our ancient monuments and sites as well as those persons who need to follow up other matter with NMA. Along with my entire NMA team, I look forward to a productive association with all concerned and I am sure with this website would go a long way in achieving this aim.