29 May 2012

Cases Decided by National Monument Authority

The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that after the appointment of three Members of the National Monument Authority (NMA) in the month of November, 2011, the NMA has received 248 NOC applications for carrying out construction / reconstruction / repair / renovation from various agencies and individuals, whose properties are located within 300 metre radius (buffer zone) of a centrally protected monument / site, in Delhi. Out of these, 129 applications have been recommended for grant of NOC, 08 cases are on hold in want of additional information and 111 cases are pending in NMA for consideration as on 30th April, 2012. However, the consideration of NOC cases is an on-going process in the NMA. 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Kumari Selja said, in the States of Uttar Pradesh, 09 cases; Madhya Pradesh, no NOC case and from Rajasthan, only 01 case, are pending for consideration by NMA, as on 30th April, 2012. 

She said, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has submitted draft Heritage Bye Laws for Shershah Gate and Khairul Manazil Mosque in New Delhi, to NMA till date, which are in the process of finalization

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