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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE
(Archaeological Survey of India)
New Delhi, the 31st August 1973

C.S.R. 405(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 31 of the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 {52 of 1972), ihc Central Government, hereby makes the following rules, mimely:-

  1. Short title and commencement
    1. These rules may be called the Antiquities and Art Treasures Rules, 1973.
    2. They shall come into force in a State on the date on which the Act comes into force in that State. :
  2. Definitions
    1. "Act" means the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972;
    2. "form" means a Form appended to these rules;
    3. "Licensee" means a holder of a licence granted under the Act;
    4. "Section" means a section of the Act.
  3. Authority competent to issue permits under sub-section (2) of section 3
    The Director-General shall be the authority competent to issue permit under section 3 for the export of any antiquity or art treasure.
    Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule, the expression "Director-General" means the Director-General, Archaeological Survey of India and includes an officer not below the rank of the Director, Archaeological Survey of India.
  4. Form of application for licence to carry on business of selling antiquities
    Every application for a licence to carry on the business of selling or offering to sell antiquities, shall be made in Form I and shall be accompanied with a challan of Rs. 100 in token of having paid the fee for the licence applied for.
  5. Grant of licence under sub-section (1) of section 8
    1. On receipt of an application for a licence to carry on the business of selling or offering to sell the antiquities the licensing officer shall, in addition to considering the factors mentioned in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 8 consider the bona fide intention of the applicant and if satisfied about such intention, may grant a licence to the applicant in Form II
    2. Every licence granted under sub-rule (1) shall be valid for such period not exceeding three years from the date of granting the licence as may be specified in the licence by the licensing officer.
  6. Conditions of licence under rule 5
    Every licence granted under rule 5 shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:-
    1. the licence shall not be transferable :
      Provided that where a licensee transfers his business to another person, the transferee may, on an application made in Form I be granted a fresh licence, without payment of a licence fee, for the unexpired period of the licence of the transferor, by the licensing officer, having to the factors mentioned in rule 5 :
      Provided that where a licensee transfers his business to another person, possession of the licensed premises of the deceased licensee may, on an application made in Form I be granted a fresh licence, without payment of a licence fee, for the unexpired period of the licence of the deceased licensee, by the licensing officer, having regard
      to the factors mentioned in rule 5.
      Note.- The grant of a fresh licence under the second proviso shall not be deemed to affect the rights of any other person over the business or business premises of the deceased licensee to which such other person may be lawfully entitled.
    2. Where a licensee enters into partnership in regard to the business covered by his licence, he shall report that fact to Lhe licensing officer wilhin thirty days of his entering into such partnership and shall get his licence' suitably amended and thereupon the licensee and his partner shall be bound by the conditions of trie licence.
    3. Where a firm in respect, of which a licence is granted is dissolved, every person who was a partner of that firm immediately before the dissolution shall, within ten days of such dissolution send a report thereof to the licensing officer.
    4. Where a licensee carries on his business at more than one place, he shall obtain a separate licence for each
    5. Where a licensee desires to shift the place of his business to a new premises duringhe currency of his licence, he shall intimate his intention of so doing to the licensing officer at least fifteen days before the date from which he proposes to shift the premises of his business, specifying the address of the new premises and get his licence suitably amended and the licence shall, thereupon, be valid in relation to the new premises of his business.
    6. The licensee shall if so required by licensing officer permit the licensing officer's photographer to lake photographs of antiquities in the possession of the licensee.
    7. The licensee shall cause his licence to be prominently displayed at his licensed premises.
    8. The licensee shall submit to the licensing officer in Form III, a monthly return of sales and acquisition of antiquities, within fifteen days of the expiry of the month to which the return relates and shall also, on demand, within such time as the licensing officer may specify, produce such records.
    9. Where a licence is revoked or suspended under the Act, the licensee shall not be entitled to any compensation for such revocation or suspension, nor shall he be entitled to claim refund of any sum paid in respect of his licence.
  7. Renewal of licence under sub-section (1) of section 9
    On an application made by the licencsee for the renewal of the licence and on payment of a fee of rupees fifty, the licence may be renewed for such lurther period not exceeding three years as the licensing officer may deem fit.
  8. Maintenance of records, photographs and register by licensee
    Every licensee shall maintain the following records, namely.-
    1. a register of antiquities and art treasures in Form IV separately for each category of antiquity for which he has been authorised to carry on business of selling or offering to sell, and
    2. photo albums separately for each category of antiquity having clear photographs in at least post-card size, pasted in the album, together with a loose photograph bearing serial number of his register.
  9. Form of declaration under section 12 and period within which it shall be made
    Every person whose licence has been revoked under section 11 shall make before the licensing officer:-
    1. a declaration in Form V, within fifteen days from the revocation of his licence; and
    2. a declaration in Form VI, immediately after a period of six months from the date of revocation of his licence.
  10. Amendment of licence
    A licence may be waived or amended by the licensing officer suo motu or on an application made in that behalf by the licensee:
    Provided that no amendment or variation shall be made suo motu by the licensing officer unless the licensee has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.
  11. Application for certificate of registration under section 16
    Every application for a certificate of registration under section 16 shall be made in Form VII to the registering officer having jurisdiction on the area in which the applicant resides.
    (2) Every such application shall be accompanied by four copies of photographs in post-card or large size in sharp focus, of each antiquity in the applicant's possession, and if so required by the registering officer, by an equal number of photographs of different sides, or facts of such antiquity.
  12. Form of certificate of registration under section 16
    The certificate of registration under section 16 shall be grarited in Form VIII.
  13. Transferor ownership
    When any person transfers the ownership, control or possession of a registered antiquity to any other person, the transfer shall be intimated in Form IX by the transferor with in fifteen days of the date of transfer to the registering officer having jurisdiction over the area where the transferor resides and also to the registering officer having jurisdiction over the areas where the transferee resides.
  14. Appeal against a decision of the licensing officer or registering officer
    Any person aggrieved by a decision of a licensing officer under section 8 or seciion 9 or section 11 or by a decision of a registering officer under seciion 16 may, within thirty days from the date on which the decision is communicated, prefer an appeal to the Director-General Archaeological Survey of India.