Safety and security of protected monuments

Safety and security of protected monuments

The performance Audit Report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in 2013 had stated that 92 protected monuments were found missing.

Vigorous efforts to locate/identify the reportedly untraceable monuments, based on old records, revenue maps and referring published reports, were carried out by Archaeological Survey of India. The exercise gave fruitful results and out of 92 monuments 74 monuments have been traced out.

Multi Tasking Staff has been posted for watch and ward at protected monuments and sites. Further, at selected monuments private security personnel as well as CISF are provided and periodic inspection is also carried out. Further, Archaeological Survey of India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for undertaking a comprehensive examination of various issues related to safety and security of protected monuments.

This information was given by Union Minister for Culture, Tourism And Development of North Eastern Region G.Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha.