West Bengal Heritage Commission Act, 2001

Bengal for the purpose of identifying heritage buildings, monuments, precincts and sites and for measures for their restoration and preservation.

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GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
LAW DEPARTMENT
Legislative

No. 604-L Dated 21st March, 2001

West Bengal Act IX of 2001
THE WEST BENGAL HERITAGE COMMISSION ACT, 2001.

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Heritage Commission in the State of West Bengal for the purpose of identifying heritage buildings, monuments, precincts and sites and for measures for their restoration and preservation.

CHAPTER I
Preliminary.

  1. Short title, extent and commencement.
  2. Definitions.

CHAPTER II
Establishment of Commission.

  1. Establishment of Commission.
  2. Composition of Commission.
  3. Terms and conditions of service of members.
  4. Meetings of Commission.
  5. Vacancies amongst members, or defect in the constitution, of Commission not to invalidate acts or proceedings of Commission.
  6. Temporary association of persons with Commission for specific purposes.
  7. Appointment of staff of Commission.
  8. Authentication or orders and other instruments of Commission.

CHAPTER III
Powers and functions of Commission.

  1. Powers and functions of Commission.
  2. Appeal to State Government in certain cases.
  3. Power of State Government to revise decision in certain cases.
  4. Decision of State Government not to be questioned.
  5. Powers of Commission.
  6. State Government and local authority to accepts, and to take action in accordance with, the advice of Commission.

CHAPTER IV
Fund, Accounts and Audit.

  1. Payment to Commission,
  2. Fund of Commission.
  3. Budget.
  4. Annual report.
  5. Accounts and audit.

CHAPTER V
Miscellaneous.

  1. Returns and information.
  2. Delegation of powers.
  3. Members and officers of Commission to be public servants.
  4. Protection of action taken in good faith.
  5. Power to make rules.
  6. Power to make regulations.
  7. Power to make order for removing difficulty.
  8. Act to have overriding effect.

No. 604-L dated 21.03.2001