[mpisgmedia] Re: [in-enaction] [scan]: New Bill, now bhagidari - also committee

//looks like tsunami of saviours just struck heritage

Rescue Delhi's ancient buildings: SC
NEW DELHI: In a major effort to resuscitate over 1100 ancient buildings
dying due to neglect in the Capital, the Centre on Friday assured the
Supreme Court that it would not allow these symbols of multi-cultural
history to be consigned to the altar of time. Thus, a an expert committee
has been set up for their preservation, the Centre told a Bench of
Justices Y K Sabharwal and D M Dharmadhikari which is seized of a PIL by
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) seeking
protection of the heritage...
(wonder how many of the 14 SC recognized rescuers were at His Highness's
illegal party to shame Humayun's Tomb and if those awarding the Highness
will give him bonus points for double-recognition of his recognized ones
and if the doubly-recognized ones will be triply-recognized by the
recognized RWA rescuers... who here can do probability modelling? (rest
could say a prayer for the dying-of-neglect about to be smothered)

> //After new Bill to protect monuments (demands for illegal touristy
> projects at monuments have already started flowing from
> RWAs-become-shareholders in hawking heritage, which will soon become
> latest dire-need of The People)
> Now Bhagidari extends to conservation of monuments
> By Our Staff Reporter
> NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. Taking yet another step forward towards extending the
> purview of the Bhagidari scheme, the Delhi Government today decided to
> bring the protection, maintenance and conservation of historical monuments
> and buildings of architectural importance in the Capital under the scheme
> in association with Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs).
> Giving this information here, the Delhi Tourism and Education Minister,
> Arvinder Singh Lovely, informed that the Delhi Government had decided to
> involve public participation in the upkeep and maintenance of monuments
> through the RWAs and non-government organisations under the Bhagidari
> scheme. To carry out these activities, financial assistance would be
> extended to the RWAs by the Department of Archaeology to the tune of Rs. 1
> lakh per annum per monument...
> http://www.hindu.com/2005/01/05/stories/2005010517360300.htm
>> //Is this, like the troublesome Co-operative Act in conflict with Delhi
>> Development Act, 1957, a case of multiplicity of legislation (there
>> being,
>> besides the central Act also the Delhi Urban Heritage Foundation
>> Regulations of 1999)?//
>> http://www.hindu.com/2004/12/17/stories/2004121717090300.htm
>> New Bill to help protect monuments
>> By Our Staff Reporter
>> NEW DELHI, DEC. 16. The Delhi Assembly today passed the Delhi Ancient
>> and
>> Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Bill. The Bill
>> was introduced by the Minister of Education and Tourism, Arvinder Singh
>> Lovely. While the State Department of Archaeology has been in existence
>> for over 20 years now, the Bill will finally give it the legal backing
>> it
>> desperately needed. The Bill will also help save buildings that are not
>> protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
>> Earlier passed by the Assembly on March 29, 2000, the Bill was returned
>> by
>> the President of India this year, suggesting certain amendments which
>> were
>> incorporated today. The Bill provides for protection for any structure,
>> erection or monument, or tumulus or place of interment or any cave,
>> rock-sculpture, inscription or monolith, which is of historical,
>> archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for
>> not less than 100 years.
>> This Bill also gives the Delhi Government power to take steps to prevent
>> the destruction of a monument that has been protected under the Act in
>> public interest. The Delhi Government will also have the right to fence
>> or
>> cover the portion of land adjoining the site of an ancient monument. The
>> Bill provides that no construction and mining activities will be allowed
>> within 50 metre area around the monument. Beyond that a further 100
>> metres
>> will be designated as a regulated area, in which construction and mining
>> activities will only be undertaken after getting permission from the
>> Government.
>> The Bill also stipulates that an Advisory Council for monuments and
>> archaeological sites will be constituted to advise the Government on
>> policy issues

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