National Monuments Authority

Heritage Bye-Laws

As per section 20(E) of AMASR Act 2010 and Rule 18 of NMA rules, heritage bye laws are required to be prepared in respect of each protected monument /protected site.Each bye law of draft version is put up on the website of NMA for information/ suggestions which may be sent within 30 days from the date of upload.Comments or suggestions can be mailed to or to the official address of NMA i.e National Monuments Authority, 24 Tilak Marg, New Delhi-1

• The Competent Authority, in consultation with Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage, being a trust registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (2 of 1882), or such other expert heritage bodies as may be notified by the Central Government, shall prepare heritage bye-laws in respect of each protected monument and protected area.

• The heritage bye-laws referred to in sub-section (1) shall, in addition to such matters as may be prescribed, include matters relating to heritage controls such as elevations, facades, drainage systems, roads and service infrastructure (including electric poles, water and sewer pipelines).

• The Central Government shall, by rules, specify the manner of preparation of detailed site plans in respect of each protected area or protected monument or prohibited area or regulated area, the time within which such heritage bye-laws shall be prepared and particulars to be included in each such heritage bye-laws.

• The Competent Authority for the purpose of preparation of detailed site plans and heritage bye-laws may appoint such number of experts or consultants as it may deem fit.

• A copy of each of the heritage bye-laws prepared under sub-section (1) shall be forwarded to the Authority for its approval.

• A copy of the heritage bye-laws as approved by the Authority under sub-section (5) shall be laid before each House of Parliament.

• Each heritage bye-laws shall, be made available by the Competent Authority to the public, by exhibiting the same on its website and also in such other manner as it may deem fit, immediately after laying the same before each House of Parliament.

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