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Heritage bylaws for two Delhi monuments

Khairul Manzil and Sher Shah Gate are the first Delhi monuments for which heritage bylaws are likely to be notified within a week. Senior ASI officials said that the final notification for these bylaws, which have been in the works for over two years, will be completed in days to follow. After this, bylaws for Farrukhnagar in Haryana and Currency Building in Kolkata have been put up for public feedback and will be processed accordingly.

Senior ASI officials admitted that the process for bylaws was taking much longer than anticipated. NMA member secretary Praveen Srivastava said, “The ministry of culture along with ASI will hold a meeting later in the month to devise a strategy to discuss how to fast forward the process for framing bylaws. The various competent authorities will be asked to become more proactive and work towards completing bylaws for their jurisdictions.” Experts slammed ASI and NMA for the delay in framing bylaws for over 3,600 monuments in the country as mandated under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010. “If they take two years to notify just two or three bylaws, then imagine hoe long it will take to finish it for all protected monuments,” said a conservationist.

Full report here Times of India 


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