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14. Registration of antiquities.-

(1) The Central Government may, from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify those antiquities which shall be registered under this Act.

(2) In specifying the antiquities under sub-section (1), the Central Government shall have regard to the following factors, namely:-

(i) the necessity for conserving the objects of art;

(ii) the need to preserve such objects within India for the better appreciation of the cultural heritage of India;

(iii) such other factors as will, or are likely to, contribute to the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of India.

(3) Every person who owns, controls or is in possession of any antiquity specified in the notification issued under sub-section (1) shall register such antiquity before the registering officer-

(a) in the case of a person who owns, controls or possesses such antiquity on the date of issue of such notification, within three months of such date; and

(b) in the case of any other person, within fifteen days of the date on which he comes into ownership, control or possession of such antiquity,

and obtain a certificate in token of such registration.

Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 Back

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