10. Functions, duties and powers of the Council

10. Functions, duties and powers of the Council

10.1 The functions, duties and powers of the Council shall be as follows:

10.1.1 To remain effortful for the accomplishment of the objectives of the Trust pursuant to this Act;

10.1.2 To observe, or cause to be observed, guidance to be made by the chairperson from time to time;

10.1.3 To approve a Pashupati area master plan and annual plans29 and corresponding programmes 30….…… and implement, or cause to be implemented, the same;

10.1.431 To make, or cause to be made, arrangements for the operation of various kinds of religious activities,including worships, feasts, festivals and functions as handed down since immemorial in all temples of God and Goddess, including the Lord Pashupatinath temple, under the state trust, within the Pashupati area;

10.1.4A.32 To look after the arrangements of other functions to be performed by the Pashupati Amalkot Kachahari, Treasury Office of Lord Pashupati and Treasury Office of Jayabageshowri, except in relation to cultivated lands, to formulate policies on the functions of these bodies and give necessary directions to them;

10.1.4B.33 To carry out, organize, or cause to be carried out, organized, study, research works, workshops, symposia etc. from time to time in relation to the operation of affairs according to religious rites and rituals and the development of the Pashupati area;

10.1.4C.34 To make arrangements for the protection of the Lord Pashupatinath temple and all kinds of houses, lands, shrines, temples, rest houses for pilgrims, inns related with the God and Goddess, within the Pashupati area;

10.1.4D.35 To prepare an inventory of shrines, temples, rest houses for pilgrims, inns, stone taps, yards, gardens, forests within the Pashupati area, and barren and cultivated lands which are related with the Lord Pashupatinath and all Gods and Goddesses under all kinds of trusts and within or outside the Pashupati area;

10.1.4E.36 To fix rent, Raitan contract, rental fee or in-kind or cash tariff from time to time on the basis of use and enjoyment of the trust land of the Lord Pashupatinath;

10.1.5 To make necessary arrangements for financial resources required to implement plans and programmes;

10.1.6 To form various committees and sub-committees within37 or outside Nepal for the accomplishment of the objectives of the Trust;

10.1.7 To formulate policies for the various committees and sub-committees formed pursuant to Sub-section 10.1.6 and give necessary direction or guidance and appraise and review their functions;

10.1.8 Taking into account of the planning of Pashupati area and the importance, value and sensitivity of any specific place within the Pashupati area, to specify prohibited activities within such places and forbid and control such activities;

10.1.9 To get the concerned bodies and persons to implement, as promptly as possible, the activities required to be carried out for the accomplishment of the objectives of the Trust pursuant to this Act;

10.1.1038 To cause participation of the local units and people in the implementation of plans and programmes and giveclear information to the general people from time to time in such a manner as to avoid any illusion and confusion on the people about the plans and programmes to be implemented;

10.1.1139 In the course of carrying out planned development of the Pashupati area, to main clean environment by making construction, maintenance, repair and sanitation in a well-planned manner;

10.1.1240 To well manage other basis public utilities such as drinking water, sewerage, water exit, electricity, telephone, roads etc., and adopt regular and effective procedures in order to avoid filth and dirt and maintain cleanliness.

10.1.1341 To arrange also for plantation, forests, gardens, grounds, wildlife and forest heritages within the Pashupati area;

10.1.1442 To protect and maintain, in a well-managed manner, yards, funeral grounds/pyres, watercourse of rivers, river substances, water courses, sand etc. within the Pashupati area;

10.1.1543 To prepare necessary standards to avoid pollution and maintain clean environment within the Pashupati area, and enforce the standards by obtaining approval from the Government of Nepal;

10.1.1644 To make publicity and mobilize public participation through appropriate means in order to bring about extensive public awareness and safeguard and utilize the Pashupati area as a place of pilgrimage;

10.1.1745 To carry out activities such as to prescribe necessary standards in relation to construction works to be done within the Pashupati area, and obtain houses and lands through the Government of Nepal and set aside lands for various purposes;

10.1.1846 To make transparent, as prescribed, donations, offerings, gifts offered to the Lord Pashupatinath and the shrines and temples within the Pashupati area and have the same credited to the Trust;

10.1.1947 To use such portion of the incomes of the Trust as prescribed in social and benevolent activities such as education, health and environment protection.