Archives dept needs more manpower: Govt informs High Court

Assistant Solicitor General of India Tahir Shamsi assured the court that Archeological Survey of India (ASI) shall give all assistance to the department in Jammu and Kashmir.

D A RASHID
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2017 1:11AM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2017 1:11AM
Archives dept needs more manpower: Govt informs High CourtFile Photo

The government on Wednesday informed the High Court that department of Archives, Archeology and Museums requires more manpower for maintenance of excavation sites.

In its status report, department of Archives, Archeology and Museums stated that it required skilled as well as unskilled staff of 236 persons in addition to the existing staff of 25.

After the state counsel informed the court that the department would send a proposal to the government on increasing the staff strength, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey directed the government to consider the proposal expeditiously.

Assistant Solicitor General of India Tahir Shamsi assured the court that Archeological Survey of India (ASI) shall give all assistance to the department in Jammu and Kashmir.

As regards declaration of Jalali Haveli a heritage building, the state counsel B A Dar informed the court that the same can be done after an inspection of the building would be carried within a week. However the inspection would be subject to informing the owners of the house through Advocate Syed Manzoor.

Meanwhile ASGI Shamsi submitted before the court that CBI, probing theft of a Holy Qur’an handwritten by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb from Sri Pratap Singh Museum here, in 2003 would submit its updated status report by December 13.

The PIL, filed in 2008 by a Srinagar based social organisation Valley Citizens Council, seeks protection and conservation of artifacts, monuments and excavation sites in Kashmir besides directions to find the manuscript of the Aurangzeb-era copy of the Holy Quran.

Latest News

  1. Massive clashes erupt in HMT Srinagar after killing of ISJK chief in Anantnag gunfight
  2. Massive clashes erupt in HMT Srinagar after killing of ISJK chief in Anantnag gunfight
  1. DC Srinagar places 24 employees under suspension
  2. DC Srinagar places 24 employees under suspension
  1. 6th Sem polytechnic exam postponed
  2. 6th Sem polytechnic exam postponed
  1. Militants attack army vehicle in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  2. Militants attack army vehicle in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  1. Jammu and Kashmir officers posted in personal sections asked to go back to parent depts
  2. Jammu and Kashmir officers posted in personal sections asked to go back to parent depts
  1. JK Governor adviser Vijay Kumar reviews security situation in Kashmir
  2. JK Governor adviser Vijay Kumar reviews security situation in Kashmir
  1. Vohra holds all-party meet to discuss Jammu and Kashmir situation
  2. Vohra holds all-party meet to discuss Jammu and Kashmir situation
  1. Hizb ul Mujahideen owns Tral grenade attack
  2. Hizb ul Mujahideen owns Tral grenade attack
  1. 'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala missing, suicide note found
  2. 'Heartbroken' Messi fan in Kerala missing, suicide note found
  1. Yashwant Sinha calls on NC vice president Omar Abdullah
  2. Yashwant Sinha calls on NC vice president Omar Abdullah
  1. Nine forces' personnel injured in Tral militant attack; Hizb claims responsibility
  2. Nine forces' personnel injured in Tral militant attack; Hizb claims responsibility
  1. New Delhi’s change of faces policy won’t make any difference in Kashmir: Mirwaiz
  2. New Delhi’s change of faces policy won’t make any difference in Kashmir: Mirwaiz
  1. Mehbooba Mufti meets Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra
  2. Mehbooba Mufti meets Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra
  1. First time since 1947, Sufi festival on Jammu and Kashmir border cancelled
  2. First time since 1947, Sufi festival on Jammu and Kashmir border cancelled
  1. Not inviting Er Rasheed to all-party meet exposes New Delhi: AIP
  2. Not inviting Er Rasheed to all-party meet exposes New Delhi: AIP
  1. JKLF protests against Srigufwara civilian killing
  2. JKLF protests against Srigufwara civilian killing
  1. Floral tributes paid to policeman killed in Karan Nagar militant attack
  2. Floral tributes paid to policeman killed in Karan Nagar militant attack
  1. Anantnag gunfight fallout: Shutdown, clashes in south Kashmir's Pulwama
  2. Anantnag gunfight fallout: Shutdown, clashes in south Kashmir's Pulwama
  1. BJP demands action against Azad for 'army operations killing more Kashmiri civilians' remark
  2. BJP demands action against Azad for 'army operations killing more Kashmiri civilians' remark
  1. Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chairman
  2. Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chairman
  1. ISJK chief Dawood Salafi among four militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police
  2. ISJK chief Dawood Salafi among four militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police
  1. Four militants among six killed in Anantnag gunfight; Internet suspended
  2. Four militants among six killed in Anantnag gunfight; Internet suspended
  1. Jammu and Kashmir govt makes biometric attendance compulsory for its employees
  2. Jammu and Kashmir govt makes biometric attendance compulsory for its employees
  1. Two more militants killed in Anantnag gunfight; toll six
  2. Two more militants killed in Anantnag gunfight; toll six
  1. EU launches retaliatory tariffs on US goods
  2. EU launches retaliatory tariffs on US goods
  1. Koreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issues
  2. Koreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issues
  1. Mobile Internet services snapped in three Kashmir districts
  2. Mobile Internet services snapped in three Kashmir districts
  1. Tral shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings
  2. Tral shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings
  1. Ganderbal: Rescue operation to trace drowned teacher continues on third straight day
  2. Ganderbal: Rescue operation to trace drowned teacher continues on third straight day
  1. Two militants killed in ongoing Anantnag gunfight
  2. Two militants killed in ongoing Anantnag gunfight
  1. More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018: UN
  2. More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018: UN
  1. Police constable injured in Karan Nagar militant attack succumbs
  2. Police constable injured in Karan Nagar militant attack succumbs
  1. Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Anantnag
  2. Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Anantnag
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine