Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC)
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains – I and II – History and Culture; Governance
- DUAC is a statutory body formed by an Act of Parliament in 1973.
- DUAC is meant to advise the Centre on matters of preservation, development and maintenance of the aesthetic quality of the capital’s urban and environmental design.
- It also provides advice and guidance to any local body in respect of any project of building operations or engineering operations or any development proposal which affects or is like to affect the skyline or the aesthetic quality of the surroundings or any public amenity provided therein.
Do you know?
- DUAC plays a three fold role – a policy advisor to the Government of India, a regulatory body and a think tank.
Why DUAC is in news?
- The ministry of housing and urban affairs had sought clearances from Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) for the first phase of its ambitious project to construct a new parliament building.
- However, the Centre’s proposal to construct a Parliament building was not approved by the DUAC.
- The proposal of the CPWD, which operates under the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, is to construct a triangular Parliament building in the 10.5-acre plot adjacent to the existing heritage structure built in the 1920s.