GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 732
ANSWERED ON 10.12.2013
RESTRUCTURING OF ASI
732 . Shri KIRODI LAL
Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is considering a major restructuring of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI);
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government proposes to address the issues of low pay scale and status to attract the best minds in the field of history and archaeology;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the time by which the restructuring process is likely to be started?
MINISTER OF CULTURE ( SHRIMATI CHANDRESH KUMARI KATOCH )
(a) & (b) Yes, Madam. For the purpose of restructuring and strengthening Archaeological Survey of India, an agency namely M/s Manpower Management and Planning Consultants, New Delhi was engaged to undertake an exercise and their report was submitted in March, 2011. Based on this report, a detailed proposal for the overall strengthening and restructuring of ASI, including strengthening of existing cadres and introducing some new cadres is in the final stages of preparation.
(c) & (d) The pay and perks of officers in all fields are fixed as per Government order, on recommendation of Central Pay Commission from time to time.
(e) The implementation will start once the proposal is approved by the competent authority.
Source Lok Sabha Q&A
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