In this paper, the authors propose an Energy Aware Clustering Aggregate Node Rotation with Sink Relocation (EAC-ASR) protocol for improving the energy efficiency of the Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET). MANET has gained more popularity and deployed for numerous applications, as a result of significant improvement in the technological development, diverse sensing and mobility capabilities. Reduction in the energy consumption is the most important challenge in the MANET, to improve the communication efficiency at the individual nodes. The EAC-ASR protocol is proposed in this paper to achieve reduction in the energy consumption of the MANET. The energy aware clustering process is done to improve the access control mechanism of the network.