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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE

 

Government of Karnataka under Notification No.DPAR 58 SAS 2004 dated     7-2-2004. started the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage with the post of Commissioner. At Mysore Office of the  Deputy Director, Archaeology, Museums and Heritage Department is functioning from 30.09.2005.

Organisation and Structure

Office of the Deputy Director, Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, Palace complex, Mysore.

Sl No.

Name of the post

No. of posts

 Pay scaleRs.

1.

Deputy Director

1

18150-26925

2.

Office Superintendent

1

10000-18150

3.

First Division Assistant

1

7275-13350

4.

Stenographer

1

7275-13350

5.

Group D

1

4800-7275

 Aims and Objectives of Department:

a.  Identifying heritage buildings and areas on the basis of their historical, architectural, environmental and ecological values and grading them. 

b. To take up programmes of heritage conservation in association with public, NGOs and private bodies.

c.  To propose legal provisions, if necessary, regarding heritage conservation after studying the existing regulations and rules on the subject.

d. Publicity campaign to identify heritage buildings - heritage areas and to create awareness among the public to keep their vicinity clean.

e.  Publications on heritage towns, arranging exhibitions and bringing out manuals on heritage conservation.

f. Creation of Heritage Fund in association with UNESCO, INTACH, Government of India, State Government and other private Bodies.

g. Preparation of maps of the above heritage areas through G.I.S., remote sensing and survey.

h. Activities related to promotion of Tourism besides creating a website.

i.  Production of documentary films and arranging cultural programmes.

j. Policy and important issues concerning the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums.

STEPS TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND PUBLICITY OF HERITAGE AREAS:

In coordination with the District administration and different Departmental heads action is being taken for preservation and conservation of Heritage buildings, with the available funds in the department.

MYSORE:

As Per Government Order No SANKEYI 131 KMU 2004 dated 09-12-2005 and No. SANKEYI 39 KMU 2004 dated 25-01-2005 Mysore - Srirangapatna have been  identified  as heritage areas.

Core Zone:

To retain the pristine heritage characteristics of the lone heritage zone of Mysore i.e., the entire area falling within a radius of 3 KMs from Mysore Palace has been identified which are areas of cultural, commercial and educational activity. The heritage zone of the city comprises of Irwin road (incuding Government House), Karanji lake road (Ranaprathan Singh Circle to Lalitha Mahal Palace Road), Ayurvedic Hospital, Government Medical College, Mandi Market, Sayyaji Rao Road and the Devaraja Market. 

The Mysore Heritage experts committee for preservation and protection of heritage areas has listed 200 heritage buildings in Mysore; majority of these fall within the perview of this zone.  These heritage buildings belonging to early 19th and 20th Centuries exhibit four major architectural styles, characteristic of the city, viz., the traditional Hindu, the Indo-Saracenic, the Greaco-Roman and the Gothic.

Proper guidelines/suggestions are being given to the Mysore City Corporation, Mysore Urban Development Authority and other Governmental Departmental heads in consultation with the Members of the Mysore Heritage Area Expert Sub Committee, to keep the vicinity of the Heritage buildings clean and tidy and for construction of new buildings. Some amendments have also been suggested for the Mysore City Corporation for preparation of Bye-law that is being drafted for erecting Hoardings in Mysore city. Action is also being taken to fix  “Sinageboards” (Shilaphalaka) near the selected Heritage buildings in Mysore city.

 Workshops, Seminars, photo exhibition of Heritage buildings/structures and visit to Heritage areas are being conducted. Publication of small booklets on heritage series and conservation manual are also being prepared.

 For creating awareness for preservation of heritage buildings/structures among the College/School students, Heritage Clubs are started in all the Districts of  State.

During Dasara Festivities, photo exhibition of Heritage buildings is being held in Mysore Dasara Exhibition.  Heritage Walk is held to create awareness among the public for preservation of Heritage in the city.

J.N.N.U.R.M. PROJECT:

  In the first phase, under JNNURM Project action is being taken for preservation and conservation of 15 identified Heritage buildings at a cost of Rs.20.00 Crores. The HUDCO Consultancy, Chennai, has been appointed as Nodal Agency for preparation of Heritage Asset Inventory Report and D.P.R. in consultation with the KUIDFC.

Sl  No

Names of buildings/place

Location

01

Devaraja Market

New sayyaji Rao  Road

02

Seetha Vilasa sannidhanada Dharmashala

Chamaraja Double Road

03

Lansdown building

New sayyaji Rao  Road

04

Vanivilas Market

New sayyaji Rao  Road

05

Chamarajendra Technical Institute

New sayyaji Rao  Road

06

Maharanis Science College

J.L.B Road

07

Maharanis Junior College

Narayanashastri Road

08

Krishnarajendra Eye Hospital

New sayyaji Rao  Road

09

Govt Boys Primary School

J.L.B. Road

10

Govt Ayurveda College

New sayyaji Rao  Road

11

Krishnarajendra Hospital Main building

New sayyaji Rao  Road

12

Maharaja Sanskrit Pathashala

New sayyaji Rao  Road

13

Banumaiah High school

New sayyaji Rao  Road

14

Beautification of Harding Circle and kuppanna Park 

Harshavardhana Road

15

Beautification of Duffarin Clock Tower and the environ

New sayyaji Rao  Road

For the present D.P.Rs. of Government Boys Higher Primary School, Lakshmipuram, Mysore, and Maharaja Sanskrit Pathashala, Mysore, have been prepared by HUDCO Consultancy, Chennai. Proposal for sanction has been sent through KUIDFC to Government of India and is under consideration in the Ministry of Urban Development.

Creation of the Website of the department is under progress.

Contact address:

Dr. J.V.Gayathri, Deputy Director,p Palace Complex, MYSORE 570 001. MYSORE 570 001.

Telephone No:0821-2424671

Fax No.          :0821-2422671rtge@dataone.in">hertge@dataone.in


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