Proposal for ‘Sacred Mountain Landscape and Heritage Routes’ (Indian side of Kailash Mansoravar) has been included in Tentative List of World Heritage Sites of India as a Mixed site in April, 2019. The site has been proposed under UNESCO criteria (iii), (vi) & (x) of Operational Guideline.
As per UNESCO’s Operational Guidelines 2017, a site must be on tentative list of UNESCO at least for a period of one year before proposing it for final nomination. Once the nomination dossier is completed, it is sent to the World Heritage Centre (WHC) by the stipulated deadline of 01 February of a calendar year. In furtherance an expert of the respective field in cultural & natural fields is deputed for the evaluation of site by WHC. Accordingly, decision of permanent inclusion of any site in World Heritage list is taken by the members of the World heritage committee.
This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) of Culture and Tourism, Prahalad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha recently.