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CHAPTER XII
THE KERALA URBAN ART COMMISSION

86. Constitution of the Kerala Urban Art Commission.— The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute an Urban Art Commission for the State to be called the Kerala Urban Art Commission with a view to preserving, developing and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design within the State.

87. Members of the Kerala Urban Art Commission.— (1) The Commission shall consist of a Chairperson and such number of official and non-official members, as may be prescribed and as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and may include persons who, in the opinion of the Government, possess special knowledge or practical experience in urban and environmental design or architecture and related subjects.

(2) The Secretary to Government, Local Self Government Department, dealing with matters relating to town and country planning, shall be the ex-officio Chairperson of the Kerala Urban Art Commission and the Chief Town Planner shall be its ex-officio Member-Secretary.

(3) The term of office, conditions of service and allowances payable to the non-official members shall be such as may be prescribed.

88. Special invitees to be co-opted.— The Kerala Urban Art Commission may co-opt persons who have special knowledge in the subjects mentioned in sub-section (1) of section 87 as permanent or special invitees to the Commission, for specific purposes.

89. Appointment of sub-committees by the Kerala Urban Art Commission. For the purpose of assisting the Kerala Urban Art Commission in exercising such of its powers, discharging such of its duties or performing such of its functions as may be specified by it, the Kerala Urban Art Commission may constitute one or more sub-committees with any member or special invitee of the Kerala Urban Art Commission and Secretary of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned, and/or officials of other Departments or quasi-Government agencies concerned, as may be deemed necessary.

90. Technical Secretariat of the Kerala Urban Art Commission.— The Office of the Chief Town Planner shall function as the Technical Secretariat of the Kerala Urban Art Commission and in order to enable to perform the functions of the Kerala Urban Art Commission under this Act, the Government may provide such additional officers and staff, as it may consider necessary.

91. Functions of the Kerala Urban Art Commission.-(1) It shall be the general duty of the Kerala Urban Art Commission to advise the Government in matters related to preserving, developing and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design within the State and to provide advice and guidance to any Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat in respect of any project of building operations or engineering operations or any development proposal which affects or is likely to affect the sky-line or the aesthetic quality of surroundings or any public amenity provided therein.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Kerala Urban Art Commission may scrutinise, approve or modify proposals in respect of projects referred to it by the Government, Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat, Village Panchayat or any Government Department or quasi-Government agency.

(3) Subject to the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (Central Act 24 of 1958) and the Kerala Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1968 (26 of 1969) the Kerala Urban Art Commission may,