I am very much pleased to place in the hands of beloved members yet another long awaited edition of our News Letter, narrating the recent activities of this Four Decade Association in particular and Central Govt. Employees in general. Before placing the activities of this Association, I beg your pardon that the News Letter could not be published in time, since I was very much busy with official activities. However, I would once again assure all my beloved members that I am striving hard to keep up the confidence reposed on me in carrying forward the Torch of ASA in the right path and request your whole hearted co-operation to run the activities of this Association judiciously in the right earnest of our beloved members.
DR. GAUTAM SENGUPTA ASSUMED AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF A.S.I.
Dr. Gautam Sen Gupta, who was previously working as the Director, National Museum, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata has assumed charges as the Director General of Archaeological Survey of India. On behalf of the entire members of this Recognized Association and on my own behalf, i hereby convey our hearty congratulations to Dr. Gautam Sengupta for assuming the prestigious post of Director General of A.S.I. I am of the firm opinion that our Century old Department will reach its peak under the benign administration of our new Director General and expect his wholehearted cooperation in carrying out the welfare activities of this four decade old Association. A Delegation led by the Secretary General and S/Shri. S.C. Sharma, President, ASA, Sanjay Angarey and Rajesh Johri, JCM Members, ASA met Director General in person, appraised the activities of the Recognized Association and also requested him to convene the JCM Meeting in order to discuss some of the important issues in the interest of the members. The Director General while expressing his deep concern towards the employees of the Department has assured to extend all possible help and cooperation to the Association. Dr. Sengupta has also assured to convene the 63rd JCM Meeting during the month of May 2010 which clearly indicates the keen interest shown to this Association
63RD J.C.M. MEETING CONVENED :
The 63rd JCM meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Dr. Gautam Sengupta, Director General on 17th May 2010 at the Conference Hall of the Office of the Director General, A.S.I., New Delhi. On this occassion, the Chairman was kind enough to have a patient hearing by the Staff Side and has agreed upon to implement the decision taken on the agenda submitted by the Secretary General on a time bound. The Points concerning the welfare of the members were discussed in length and decisions taken in the meeting is as under for kind information of the members. The detailed minutes of the JCM Meeting will be circulated to all the Office of A.S.I. shortly.
1) The Competitive examination for the post of L.D.C’s from the eligible Gr D Staff which was pending for quite some time has now been fixed for 12th June 2010.
2) The Director General has assured that the Opening and Closing time of the Museums will be reviewed shortly and to restore the timings from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm as it was earlier.
3) 580 posts of Group D has been sanctioned and the same will be distributed basing on their requirement proportionately and communicated to the concerned circles/Branches for filling up these posts on a time bound. Further, Meeting was convened for filling up of 27 Posts against 5% quota for Appointment on Compassionate grounds and orders are being issued.
4) The Recruitment Rules for appointment to Group D posts has been amended to 70% by Civilians and 30% by Ex-serviceman. Necessary Gazette Notification to this effect is expected to be issued shortly by the DOPT.
5) A circular was issued by the Directorate to all the Divisional Heads of Horticulture Branch for admittal of Medical Claims of Staff working under their jurisdiction without sending the same to Chief Horticulturist as is being done which is causing undue delay in clearing of the legitimate claims of Staff.
6) It was agreed to issue Reminder to Head of Offices of Circles/Branches who have not imparted Training to Non-matriculate Group D Staff to place them in the Grade pay of Rs.1800/-.
7) Clearing of all pending ACP/MACP cases of Group C and B (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) by the concerned Regional Directors under their jurisdiction on time bound.
8) Letter has been issued by the Directorate to
9) Delegation of powers to S.A’s of Circles for filling up the vacant posts in Conservation Cadre.
10) Immediate posting of One Assistant Archaeologist to
IMPARTING OF TRAINING TO GROUP D STAFF:
As per the recommendations of the 6th CPC and as per the instructions of the Director General, A.S.I., New Delhi many Circles/ Branches have imparted training programme to the Non-Matriculate Group D Staff and placed in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- w.e.f. 1.1.2006. It has come to the notice of this Association that some of the Circles/Branches have not conducted the Training Programme in spite of clear instructions. The Director General has assured that necessary instructions will once again be issued by the Directorate to impart Training to the Non-Matriculate Group D Staff on a time bound. On behalf of this Association and on my own behalf, I thank all the Head of Offices, who have conducted the training Programme and placed them in the Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- and also request the remaining Head of Offices who have not conducted the Training Programme to convene at the earliest. On this occasion, this Association is ready to extend any sort of help, guidance and cooperation if necessary by the concerned Head of Offices in this regard.
UPDATING OF SENIORITY LIST OF QUALIFIED GROUP D STAFF TO THE POST OF L.D.C. :
The Directorate vide Lr.No. F.No. 12-2/2010-Adm.I dated 16.04.2010 has informed all Circles and Branch Offices of A.S.I. to submit the details of Qualified Group D Staff for updating the All India Seniority list for promoting the officials to the post of Lower Division Clerk against 5% Promotion quota. In this connection, It is requested that the Unit Secretaries/ CWC Members of the concerned Units of Association to bring it to the kind notice of the members and arrange for submission of the particulars to their Head of Offices for necessary action.
POSTING OF 2 SUPERINTENDING ARCHAEOLOGIST (MUSEUMS)
Consequent upon revival of Museum Branch, as per the request of the Association, the Director General has assured that Two posts of Superintending Archaeologist (Museums), one at Kolkata who will look after the Museums under Eastern and Northern Region and one at Chennai who will look after the Museums under the Southern and western Region as was being done before merging of Museums to Circles will be restored.
REIMBURSEMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHARGES TO THE STAFF AT
Reimbursement of Transportation charges to the staff working at
PENDING ACP/MACP CASES OF SOUTHERN REGION CLEARED:
I am very much happy to place here that all the pending ACP/MACP Cases in respect of Group B (Gazetted), Non-Gazetted and C Staff working under the jurisdiction of Regional Director (South) ( except Dharwad and Hyderabad Circles) were cleared and necessary orders issued due to the sincere efforts and timely action of Dr S.V. Venkateshaiah, Regional Director(South), his team of Officers and Staff of Regional Director Office. My special thanks to Dr S.V. Venkateshaiah, R.D. (South),
PROMOTION ORDER OF OFFICIALS IN CONSERVATION AND MINISTERIAL CADRE ISSUED:
Directorate has issued Orders Promoting the Officials in Conservation Cadre viz., Foreman to C.A. Gr. II, C.A. Gr. II to C.A. Gr. I,
Directorate has also circulated the updated Seniority list of Many Cadres in A.S.I. viz., Conservation Cadre, Archaeological Cadre etc., It is also assured by the Directorate that the seniority list which were not circulated yet will be updated and circulated at the earliest.
6TH CPC PAY ANOMALY COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED IN A.S.I.
Directorate has constituted the Pay Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 6th CPC’s Recommendation to the employees of A.S.I., under the Chairmanship of Shri. Pravin Srivastava, Addl. Director General, A.S.I.,
1) Shri. Pravin Srivastava Addl. Director General - Chairman
2) Shri. D.R. Gehlot, Joint Director General - Member
3) Shri. Pratap Singh, Joint Director (Accounts) - Member
4) Shri. Vinod Puri, Section Officer (Planning) - Convenor
1) President, AIASA or his nominee - Member
2) Secretary General, AIASA or his nominee - Member
A formal meeting of the said committee was held on 20th May 2010 under the Chairmanship of Sri Pravin Srivastava, Addl.D.G., The next Meeting will be held on 29th June 2010 at
WELL FURNISHED, WELL DESIGNED AND SPACIOUS OFFICE ACCOMMODATION OF R.D. (SOUTH) ESTABLISHED:
All of you are well aware that Four Regional Directors were posted by the Directorate during July 2009 in order to have a systematic, smooth and speedy functioning under their regions. Though the Regional Directors were posted, no office was established by them till now. I am very much happy to inform you all that due to the timely action of Dr S.V. Venkateshaiah, one of the active Regional Director (South), he was able to succeed in getting a well furnished, well decorated Spacious accommodation in the heart of the city at Bangalore and the same was got inaugurated by Sri Praveen Srivastav, Addl. Director General (Admn), A.S.I., New Delhi.
TRANSFER OF 21 GROUP D STAFF UNDER
As per the request of the Association, the application of request transfers of 21 Group D Staff working under
TRANSFER OF GROUP D STAFF OF
GENERAL BODY MEETING OF
The General Body meeting of Bangalore Circle Unit was convened at Shivamogga on 31st January 2010 inaugurated by Dr. S.V. Venkateshaiah, Regional Director (South), A.S.I., Bangalore attended by S/Shri G.S. Narasimhan, S.A., A.S.I., Bangalore Circle, C. Paramanandan, Dy.S.A.E., C.S. Seshadri, A.S.A.M., P. Aravazhi, Asstt. Archaeologist, S.C. Sharma, President, ASA, B.A. Chandra Shekhar, Secy. General, V. Ramesh, Treasurer, L.R. Sudheendra Rao, B.A. Ranganath, Member JCM, S. Srinivas Rao, CWC Councilor, J. Ranganath, Sr.C.A., Dharwad Circle and large number of well wishers and Members of Bangalore Circle, Office Bearers and Members of Srirangapatna, Halebid and Hampi Museums, Office Bearers and Members of Horticulture Division No. 3, Srirangapatna, Hampi, Halebid etc. S/Shri Arjun Bangargi, Sr.C.A., D. Govinda, Foreman, Office bearers and all the Members of Shivamogga sub-unit were instrumental in conducting the General Body Meeting in a grand and befitting manner.
21 NOS. T.S.CASUAL LABOURERS WERE ABSORBED
IN DELHI CIRCLE & 6 IN BANGALORE CIRCLE.
The Superintending Archaeologist,
Further, 21 T.S.C.Labourers working under
WEB SITE OF ASA: It is brought to the notice of all our beloved Members that in order to have speedy and immediate information of the latest orders issued by the Government of India concerning the welfare of Central Govt. employees in general as also the latest orders issued by the Directorate in time to time will be incorporated in the web site of ASA viz., aiasasrp.blogsopt.com. The Members are requested to make good use of this opportunity.
VISIT OF SECRETARY GENERAL
As per the assurance given in the 25th AIC, Secretary General along with a team of delegation visited the following units during the period in order to have close interaction with the members as also to have cordial relationship with the Head of Offices.
CIRCLE, HORTICULTURE AND MUSEUM UNITS UNDER
A Combined meeting of Delhi Circle Unit and Horticulture Division No. II Unit was held at Safdarjung Tomb,
CIRCLE, MUSEUM AND HORTICULTURE UNIT OF SANCHI : A Delegation led by Secretary General along with S/Shri Sanjay Angarey, Abdul Saleem, Vijay Sharma, B.P. Verma and Santhosh Pathak visited Sanchi, one of the famous world heritage site. The Delegation were received with a rousing welcome by S/Shri S.K. Verma,
II CWC MEETING:
In the 25th All India Convention held at
MERITORIOUS AWARD-LIST TO BE SENT TO SECRETARY GENERAL
All the members are well aware that ASA had introduced a scheme to give Cash Awards to the meritorious children of our members who have secured highest marks in the II P.U.C./12th Std. in every CWC Meetings. Accordingly, applications are invited from the members whose children have secured highest percentage during the academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10 furnishing the particulars viz., 1) Name of the Member/Unit of ASA, 2) Name of Student-Son/Daughter, 3) Official Address, 4) Year and Standard Passed, 5) Signature of the Member supported by the Attested copies of the II P.U.C/12th Std Marks Card.
Further, all the members who have already submitted their Application for the Meritorious Award are also directed to submit fresh Application along with attested copy of the Certificate. The Application should reach the Secretary General latest by 30th June 2010. The application reaches after the due date will not be considered.
FUTURE VISITS OF SECRETARY GENERAL
The Secretary General along with President and a team of Delegation proposes to visit the units of Dharwad, Goa, Mumbai, Lucknow, Ranchi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Raipur and Guwahati in the coming months to have close interactions with the members, to strengthen and revive the activities of ASA and also to have cordial relationship with the Head of Offices. The itinerary of Secretary General will be sent to the respective Head of Offices and Unit Secretaries well in advance.
SAD DEMISE OF SHRI BIMAL TEWARI, CWC COUNCILLOR, MURSHIDABAD
With regrets, I express my deep concern on the sudden sad demise of Shri Bimal Tewary one of our Most active and senior member working in