Thursday, August 9, 2012

Letter addressed to the Minister, Ministry of Culture regarding staging of Massive Dharana

The Hon’ble Minister of Culture
Government of India
Department of Culture
502,C Wing, Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi.

                                       Sub : Holding of  Massive Dharna on the  “CHARTER OF  DEMANDS” –
                                                under Section 3 (a) ,(b) and (c) of the Constitution  of AIASA-Reg.

Respected Madam,

          I have the honour to bring to your kind notice that the All India Archaeological Service Association which is the One and Only Recognised Association in Archaeological Survey of India taking care to improve the service conditions of its nearly 169 cadres of non-gazetted employees working throughout the length and breadth of our proud country striving day and night to protect our rich cultural heritage for posterity.  This Association is maintaining the composite character of this five decade old Association very successfully and earned the goodwill of not only the Members but also the Officers across the nation as well. 

            Further, I write to inform you that the Directorate is adopting step motherly treatment towards the Association and in spite of repeated requests in oral and writing, they have failed to comply in  implementing the decisions as agreed  in the J.C.M. Meetings for the past 2 years.  Many a resolutions mainly regarding the filling up of vacant Group D and C Posts, Absorption of Long outstanding Temporary Status Casual Labourers and issue of orders for the Compassionate Appointments pending for years together   etc. adopted in the CWC Meeting held at Aurangabad on 22nd April 2012 remains unsolved.  However, in order to have a healthy and homogenous atmosphere between the Organization and the Association, this Association tried its level best to enter into amicable settlement with the Directorate, and in spite of this, no concrete decision was taken by the Directorate till date.  Hence, the C.W.C. has submitted a Charter of Demands containing 16 points to the Directorate and also taken a decision of staging a massive dharna on 23rd and 24th August 2012 in front of the Directorate office, in case  our legitimate demands are not fulfilled within a reasonable time of 15 days.  I also write to inform you that  thousands together employees of ASI across the country are taking part to make the Dharna a Historic and grand success.
I am sure, lin the overall interest of the employees working in this century old organization which is organizing its 150 years of celebratrion across the country and arranging yhear long programme, you will not allow us to take such unpleasant steps under your tenuare and you will intervene personally to take suitable action to fulfill our above legitimate and genuine demands.  I crave your urgent attention. I shall be highly greatful to you, if you could kindly intimate me the course of action taken in this regard at the earliest.

Yours faithfully,
(B.A. Chandra Shekhar)
                                                                                                        Secretary General

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