Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches integrated NOAPS for National Monuments Authority

Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches integrated NOAPS for National Monuments Authority
Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches integrated NOAPS for National Monuments Authority

Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches integrated NOAPS for National Monuments Authority

The Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel launched an integrated NOC online Application Processing System for National Monuments Authority (NMA) for 517 local bodies of six states in New Delhi.

This will help in online processing of applications requesting NOC for construction related work in prohibited and regulated areas of ASI protected monuments.

The Six New States will be part of this Integrated Online Application Portal with Urban Local Bodies Count. He expressed his gratitude towards six participating States and hoped that other states will also be part of this soon.

The details of States and Urban Local Bodies are as following-

  • Madhya Pradesh (378)
  • Andhra Pradesh (110)
  • Haryana (15)
  • Punjab (10)
  • Jharkhand (3)
  • Telangana (1)

The Portal has integration with the Smart ‘Smarac’ Mobile App of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), through which the applicant traverses his plot and the geo coordinates of his plot along with the images get uploaded into the NIC portal along with the proximity and the approval status.

The applicant needs to fill up a single form which is being sent to the concerned agencies by the Urban Local Body, from whom No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required. NMA on its part will communicate its decision to the local body within 15-30 working days, bringing down the time limit from ninety days, as prescribed in Ancient Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act.

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