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The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act,1958

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act,1958




1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
2A Construction of references to any law not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir
3 Certain ancient monuments, etc., deemed to be of national importance
4 Power of Central Government to declare ancient monuments, etc., to be of national importance
5 Acquisition of rights in a protected monument
6 Preservation of protected monument by agreement
7 Owners under disability or not in possession
8 Application of endowment to repair a protected monument
9 Failure or refusal to enter into an agreement
10 Power to make order prohibiting contravention of agreement under section 6
11 Enforcement of agreement
12 Purchases at certain sales and persons claiming through owner bound by instrument executed by owner
13 Acquisition of protected manuments
14 Maintenance of certain protected monuments
15 Voluntary contributions
16 Protection of place of worship from misuse, pollution or desecration
17 Relinquishment of Government rights in a monument
18 Right of access to protected monument
19 Restrictions on enjoyment of property rights in protected areas
20 Power to acquire a protected area
21 Excavations in protected areas
22 Excavations in areas other than protected areas
23 Compulsory purchase of antiquities, etc., discovered during excavation operations
24 Excavations, etc., for archaeological purposes
25 Power of Central Government to control moving of antiquities
26 Purchase of antiquities by Central Government
27 Compensation for loss or damage
28 Assessment of market value of compensation
29 Delegation of powers
30 Penalties
31 Jurisdiction to try offences
32 Certain offences to be cognizable
33 Special provision regarding fine
34 Recovery of amounts due to the Government
35 Ancient monuments, etc., which have ceased to be of national importance
36 Power to correct mistakes, etc.
37 Protection of action taken under the act.
38 Power to make rules
39 Repeals and savings

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