- Recently Archaeological Survey of India is planning to declare the Rangdum Monastery as a monument of national importance.
About Rangdum Monastery
- Rangdum Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh in Kargil district
What is Monuments of National Importance
A monument or a site is declared to be of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India provided it meets the following requirements:
- The monument or archaeological site is not less than 100 years old.
- It has special historical, archaeological or artistic interest, making it worthy of declaration as of national importance.
- It qualifies under specified provisions of definition of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
- The interested public do not have major objections to such declaration.
- The authenticity and integrity of the ancient monument or archaeological site and remains have not been damaged.
- It is free from major encumbrances.
The central government maintains national monuments, while the state government maintains state monuments.
Source: The Hindu