The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act,1958
(No. 24 of 1958)
An Act to provide for the preservation of ancient and historical monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance, for the regulation of archaeological excavations and for the protection of sculptures, carvings and other like objects.
[28th August 1958]
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:
1. Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called as the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act,1958.
1[(2) It extents to the whole of India]
(3) It shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
1 Substituted by the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act (52 of 1972), vide Section 33(i), w.e.f. 5.04.1976.
2 The Act came into force on 15.10.1959, vide Notification S.O. 2307, Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) 15.10.1959.