About NMMA

About National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities
The National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities was launched in 2007.The time frame prescribed for its completion is five years.
Objectives of NMMA
  • Documentation and creation of suitable database on built heritage and sites through published and unpublished secondary sources for information and dissemination to planners, researchers, etc. and for better management of such cultural resources.
  • Documentation in a uniform developed by NMMA, of all Antiquities that are available in different formats in the form of Registered Antiquities, Catalogued Antiquities with Central as well as State Governments, Private museums and Collections, Universities, etc.
  • Promote awareness and sensitize people concerning the benefits of preserving the historical and cultural aspects of built heritage, sites and antiquities.
  • Extend training facility and capacity building to the concerned State Departments, Local bodies, NGOs, Universities, Museums, Local communities etc.
  • Help in developing synergy between institutions Archaeological Survey of India, State Departments, concerned Institutions and NGOs to generate close interaction.
  • Publication and Research.
Expected output
  • National Register on Built Heritage & Sites
  • National Register on Antiquities.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is the nodal agency for NMMA to implement the various activities all over the country.

Committees of NMMA

Monitoring Committee
The committee comprises of follwing members:
Secretary(Culture), Govt. of India :Chairperson
Director General, ASI :Vice Chairperson
Addtl. Director General, ASI :Member
Jt. Secretary, MoC :Member
Jt. Director General, ASI :Member
Director(NMMA) :Member Secretary

Finance Committee

The committee comprises of following members:
Financial Advisor, MoC :Chairperson
Joint Secretary, MoC :Member
Addtl. Director General(ASI) :Member
Director/Deputy Secretary, MoC :Member
Jt.Director Accounts(ASI) :Member
Director(NMMA) :Member Secretary

State Level Implementation Committee

Secretary(Culture) :Chairperson
Directory(Archaeology/Museums) :Member
Director(NMMA) :Member
Regional Director :Member
Two experts nominated by State :Members
Two experts nominated by GOI :Members
INTACH State Convenor :Member
Superintending Archaeologist :Member Secretary
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