No monuments of National importance have been neglected for want of adequate skilled manpower.
There are 8434 Sanctioned Strength in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and 2424 vacancies are lying vacant.
Conservation work of the protected monuments is a continuous process. The annual maintenance and upkeep work is attended regularly of all protected monuments whereas special repair works are attended on selected monuments as per the requirement of the different sites and availability of resources.
Monuments of National importance are protected, preserved and conserved adequately by the existing skilled manpower and technical staff at the disposal of ASI.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.