There are 359 centrally protected monuments / sites under the jurisdiction of Lucknow Circle and these monuments are periodically inspected by sub circle incharge and senior officers and inspection notes are drawn regarding conservation measures to be taken up.
The policy for Conservation of monuments is primarily aimed at extending the life of the monument without altering their original features. Reconstruction of the missing portions is kept to the barest minimum except when it is absolutely necessary for its structural stability. The guidelines for conservation works are laid down in the Archaeological Works Code and Archaeological Conservation Manual.
The objectives of the Conservation is "To conserve and preserve the monuments and the natural resources around, improve the infrastructure and visitor management, carry out tourist developmental activities and arrange training programs for higher quality of tourism, and improve the quality of life of local population around centrally protected monuments and also to integrate the local population with the development of tourism".