The Circle is responsible to carry out multifarious archaeological activities in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The Circle undertakes village to village survey, archaeological explorations, problem-oriented projects, identification of monuments for protection, conservation, preservation, management and general upkeep of centrally protected monuments.

To have proper control of multifarious activities of Archaeology and proper management of Centrally Protected Monuments, work is divided administratively into four (4) Sub-circles for carrying out conservation, preservation & management activities. These sub circles are headed by Senior Conservation Assistant/ Conservation Assistant Gr.I/ Conservation Assistant. The sub circles are as below:-

  • Khajuraho Sub-circle
  • Sagar Sub-Circle
  • Jabalpur Sub-circle
  • Rewa Sub-circle

The Circle office is headed by the Superintending Archaeologist assisted by Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Assistant Superintending Archaeologist and Assistant Superintending Archaeological Engineer besides other