About The Archaeological Survey of India

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ministry of Culture is the premier organization for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI. For the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance, the entire country is divided into 37 Circles under the 5 Regional Directorate offices. The Archaeological Survey of India regulates the AMAS ACT 1958 and its Rules 1959, also regulates Antiquities and Art Treasures Act 1972 and its Rules 1973, although regulates the Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and its Rules 1971. There are more than 1400 court cases in all over India before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Tribunals and District Courts etc. and they may arise in the areas of arbitration on contractual disputes, Service matters, land acquisition matters and compensation thereto, criminal matters, intellectual property rights, encroachments, illegal constructions in Prohibited and Regulated areas of the centrally protected monuments.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) intends to engage 15 Young Legal Professionals purely on a contract basis at the Circle offices/Regional Directorate offices/ASI Head Quarters for a period of one year if otherwise not extended for curtailed. The contractual engagement shall be on a need basis and shall not confer any right or privileges for regular appointment.

Essential Qualification for Young Legal Professional

  • A degree in Law from a recognized University/National Institute.
  • Enrolled with any State Bar Council to practice as an advocate.

Desirable Qualification

  • Knowledge of Indian History, Archaeology, and Antiquity is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the concerned state’s regional language is preferred.
  • Candidate having experience working in Government/Autonomous organizations/PSU will be preferred.
  • Candidate having experience in dealing with cases of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR) Act 1958, Antiquity and Art Treasures (AAT) Act 1972 and the Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 will be preferred.


  • Possesses at least 3 years experience in handling court cases in High Court/CAT/Supreme Court and on labour-related issues on a continuous basis. He/ She should be well-versed in dealing with legal matters in different courts of law.
  • The candidate should be proficient in working on MS Word and other computer applications

Tenure of Engagement

  • The period of engagement will be initially for a period of one year, which may, at the discretion of the competent authority be further extended by one more year or curtailed.
  • He / She can be terminated without notice by the competent authority if at any time the conduct, performance, or activities of the individual are found detrimental to the interests of the department.

Remuneration and Other Conditions

  • The consolidated remuneration for Young Legal Professional shall be Rs. 70,000/- p.m.
  • No other allowance will be payable. However, if the Young Legal Professional travels out of the Headquarters, He / She will be entitled to TA/DA in terms of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Culture.
  • The assignment is on a full-time basis and the Young Legal Professional will be required to attend the office on all working days and on holidays if required.
  • The Young Legal Professional will be required to maintain decorum, and discipline as expected of a Central Govt. officer.
  • The rest of the terms and conditions of engagement shall be governed by the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Culture.

Application Process

Interested eligible candidates are instructed to apply in the prescribed proforma (Please see Annexure) with the latest passport-size photograph along with self-attested copies of educational qualifications and other relevant certificates to the Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, Dharohar Bhavan, 24, Tilak Marg New Delhi-01.

  1. The application completed in all respects must reach within 15 days from the date of advertisement. Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected, and the onus of rejection would be on the candidate themselves.
  2. Envelop of the application should be superscribed with “Application for the Post of Young Legal Professional”

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