10th November 2016 
To, All Members, 
Sub: Purchase of entry tickets at ASI Centrally Protected Monuments  
Dear Colleagues, 
This is further to our circular sent yesterday regarding problems being faced by the members for purchasing tickets at ASI monuments on cash payment. 
As informed you yesterday, the matter was taken up with the Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Culture and Archaeological Survey of India.  
Please be informed that the matter has been considered favourably and on advice from Ministry of Finance, Director General – ASI has issued necessary orders for accepting Bank notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 at all the ASI Centrally Protected Monuments till the midnight of 11th November 2016.
Besides the above, our request for installing Debit/Card machines is under consideration.
Option of making online payment is also available on ASI website link http://asi.payumoney.com/#/
The above link is on Archaeological Survey of India official website http://www.asi.nic.in  (online entry ticket).
We would like to thank Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Culture, who in spite of his busy schedule and being away from the city, took immediate action by taking up the matter with the Ministry of Finance and resolving this problem. I would also like to thank Mr. Navneet Soni, OSD to Hon’ble Minster and Mr. Ravinder, PS to Hon’ble Minister, for their timely help. Also thank to Mr. Subhash Goyal, our immediate past president for his support in resolving this problem.  
With best wishes, 
Pronab Sarkar