Published On: Wed, Mar 16th, 2016

Five posts of directors lying vacant in various museums

Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma

Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma.

New Delhi: Five posts of directors are lying vacant in various museums including National Museum under the Culture Ministry, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

“The posts are lying vacant mainly because of non-availability of suitable candidates and litigation,” Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply.

The organisations where the directors’ posts are vacant are: National Museum (New Delhi); National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai and Bengaluru), Indian Museum (Kolkata) and Salarjung Museum (Hyderabad).

Sharma, however, said, “The process of selection for the vacant posts of directors is ongoing”.

PTI

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