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STATE LEVEL HERITAGE CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A State Level Heritage Conservation Advisory Committee has been constituted for protection of Heritage Buildings in the U.T. of Puducherry vide G.O. Ms. No. 16/2008-Hg dated 26.11.2008 and the Committee was reconstituted vide G.O. Ms. No. 14/2014-Hg dated 12.9.2014

The present composition of the Committee is:

1.

Secretary to Government (Town Planning)

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Chairman

2.

Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Puducherry

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Member

3.

Superintending Engineer, Local Administration Department, Puducherry

 --

 Member

4.

Director, Tourism Department, Puducherry

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Member

5.

Architect, Public Works Department, Puducherry

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Member

6.

Director of Arts and Culture, Puducherry

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Member

7.

Member Secretary, Puducherry Planning Authority of the concerned Region (Pondicherry/Karaikal/Mahe/Yanam)

 --

 Member

8.

Conservation Assistant, Archeological Department, Pondicherry

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Member

9.

Mr. Matri Prasad, Member of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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Member

10.

Mr. Raj de Condappa, Historian, Editor, Publisher & Hotelier, Puducherry

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 Member

11.

Ms. Devangi Ramakrishnan, Architect, Urban Designer, Puducherry

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Member

12.

Dr. S. Kothandaraman, Professor, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College

 --

 Member

13.

Prof. Priya Davidar, Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University

 --

 Member

14.

Chief Town Planner, Town and Country Planning Department, Puducherry

 --

 Member Secretary

The functions of the Committee are:

        (i).     To tender advice when called upon to do so regarding the issue of development permission and about the conditions of permission to be imposed while granting permission for redevelopment / restoration / addition / alteration / repairs etc. with regard to heritage buildings;

       (ii).     To prepare a list of heritage sites, which include buildings, artifacts, structures, streets, areas of historic, aesthetic, architectural, cultural or environmental significance and a supplementary list of natural feature areas of environmental significance, scenic beauty including but not restricted to sacred groves, hills, hillocks, water bodies (and the areas adjoining the same), open areas, wooded areas, points, walks, rides, bridle paths etc. to which the Puducherry Town and Country Planning Act, 1969 and the rules framed thereunder and the Building Bye-laws and Zoning Regulations would apply;

      (iii).     To tender advice in the matter of applications / enforcement of the Building Bye-Laws and Zoning Regulations;

     (iv).     To tender advice in the matter relating to designation of ‘Conservation area / zone’ as provided in clause 57 of Puducherry Building Bye-Laws and Zoning Regulations, 2012.

      (v).     To advise in the matter of framing special guidelines, if necessary for natural feature areas;

     (vi).     To generally advise whether to allow commercial / office / hotel use in areas where heritage buildings are situated;

    (vii).     To tender advice in the matter of erection of outside advertisements / bill boards / street furniture;

   (viii).     To advise in the matter of framing guidelines to be adopted by Private parties or Public / Government agencies who sponsor beautification schemes in Heritage buildings areas;

     (ix).     To prepare special designs and guidelines / publications in the matter of control of height and essential fašade, characteristics such as maintenance of balconies and other heritage items of the buildings and to suggest suitable designs adopting appropriate materials for replacement keeping the old form intact to the extent possible;

      (x).     To prepare guidelines relating to design elements and conservation principles to be adhered to; and

     (xi).     To tender advice as may be required from time to time during the course of scrutiny of development plans and in overall interest of heritage/ conservation.

View G.O. of the SLHCAC

Based on the recommendations of the SLHCAC, the Government of Puducherry has notified 21 Government owned buildings as Heritage Buildings.

View notification of Heritage Buildings


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