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Draft Letter to UGC to Include Librarian in Eligibility to Apply for Major/Minor Research Project.

Dear friends,

Please review this draft letter and correct/add/remove anything to make it more impressive. As soon as we complete it we may send it to UGC chairman and other official from our side.

 

Dear sir,

With reference to the subject I want to bring the following points in your attention.
1. Librarians in universities and colleges are given similar position in sixth pay commission in terms of pay and cadre.
2. Librarians are treated as Academic staff in the rules of UGC's pay commission.
3. Librarians also fulfill all requirements to be appointed as an assistant librarian/deputy librarian/librarian in Universities and colleges such as NET, PHD, API reports etc. This API report has also allocated points for getting research projects.
4. In recently published instruction on major and minor research projects, it was very disgraceful to see that librarians are excluded from the eligibility to get the research projects.
5.Libraries are very important part of an educational institute and the people working in it are not just caretaker of books but provides information literacy and teach them to get their information from authentic source. Various committees has also cited the importance of libraries and library professionals.
6. But this exclusion is highly demotivating the library professionals. If is well informed that projects were available for librarians even in 11th Plan. But why it is excluded for librarians in 12th plan, is could not be understood by the professionals working in libraries.
7. As, librarian is also included into teaching staff, use of term "only teaching faculty of library and information science" is creating confusion. Whether it includes librarian/assistant librarians and deputy librarians working in University and college libraries.
8. If, it does not it again raise the question on academic status of library professionals, where it is already informed that the librarian is equivalent to teacher and put under teaching faculty.
9. The name of the post 'assistant librarian'/'deputy librarian'/'librarian' has already created huge dissatisfaction and already proposed that the name of the post for librarian should be 'assistant professor in library and information services/associate profession in LIS/and professor in LIS. If this could be implemented all confusion may be avoided.
10. Hence, it is requested that please look into the case for the betterment of the Librarianship in the Country. While the whole world is appreciating the librarianship and their libraries, not only academic but also public, are moving ahead in comparison of our country. However, the library professionals of our country are consistently proving themselves and good teachers in libraries. This step to exclude the library professionals from the eligibility to apply for major and minor research project is demotivating a number of professionals like me in the country. Please do the needful in this respect to remove this disparity between teachers and library professionals. At the same time I, on the behalf of thousands of library professionals propose to rename the posts of librarian/assistant librarian/deputy librarian to Professor in Library and Information Services/ Associate Professor in Library and Information Services/Assistant Professor in Library and Information Services.
With expectation of positive reply and action.
 

Modified Version of the Letter By LIS Links Admin

To,

Prof. Ved Prakash

Chairman

University Grants Commission

New Delhi

 

Subject: Inclusion of Librarians in the UGC Major and Minor Research Projects

 

Reference

1. University Grants Commission Research Project for Teachers XII Plan Guidelines (2012-2017). Website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/7716504_12th-plan-guidelines.pdf (Page 3). Quote “Only the teaching faculty of Library Science, Physical Education, Principals and Vice-Chancellors will also be eligible to participate in the scheme.”

 

2. University Grants Commission Minor Research Project for Teachers XII Plan Guidelines (2012-2017). Website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/6733319_12th-plan-Minor.pdf (Page 2). Quote “Only the teaching faculty of Library Science, Physical Education will also be eligible to participate in the scheme”.

 

Dear Sir,

With reference to the subject cited above, we want to bring the following points to your kind attention.

 

Assistant Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Librarian in University level organizations and Librarian in College level organizations are at par with the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in Universities and Colleges in regards to entry qualification (NET/SLET/SET, Ph.D., API Score) and pay and cadre in the sixth pay commission.

 

Librarians are treated as Academic/Teaching Staff by UGC / AICTE and also have the provision of API score, where there is a scope for Major and Minor research projects.

 

Libraries are very important part of an educational institute and the people working in it are the backbone of an educational institute. Various committees have also cited the importance of libraries and library professionals but in recently published instruction on major and minor research projects (reference 1 and 2 above); the two words "only" and "also" are creating confusion among the Assistant Librarians / Deputy Librarians / Librarians across India. It is very disgraceful to see that in the XII Plan, librarians are excluded from the eligibility to get the research projects; otherwise even they were eligible in the XI Plan. This exclusion is highly demotivating the library and information science professionals and will influence the whole education system in the country. If the Librarians are debarred from taking the Major and Minor research project, we strongly believed that the growth and development of the Libraries will be influenced.

 

It is the era of inter-disciplinary studies, information explosion and digital deluge. Now students learn more from various kinds of resources. The Librarians deals with entire universe of knowledge and professional librarians are often acknowledged as "instructor of instructors". Only the librarians are looking after the acquisition, classification and supply of written information to the students, faculty and others in any kind of educational institution. If the librarians fail due to wrong policies it will retard the growth of culture and economy and quality education in any type of educational institute.

 

Hence, it is requested to you to kindly look into the case for the betterment of the Librarianship in the Country and removes the disparity between teachers and library professionals. While the whole world is appreciating the librarianship and the libraries in furthering the education it will not be appropriate to take such a move that would degrade the quality in the whole education system.

 

With expectation of positive reply and action as soon as possible.

 

Copy to,

1. Dr. Mangapati Pallan Raju, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

2. Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001.

 

Signatories

State

Name

Mobile

Email

Keeping the Track of This Burning Issue

Post 1: Librarians are Not Eligible to Apply for UGC Major and Minor Research Project: http://lislinks.com/forum/topics/librarians-are-not-eligible-to-app...

Post 2: Draft Letter to UGC to Include Librarian in Eligibility to Apply for Major/Minor Research Project. http://lislinks.com/forum/topics/letter-to-ugc-to-include-librarian...

Post 3: Sign the Petition: Inclusion of Librarians in the UGC Major and Minor Research Projects. http://lislinks.com/forum/topics/sign-the-petition-inclusion-of-lib...

Post 4: LIS Links Press Release: UGC Major and Minor Research Project. http://lislinks.com/forum/topics/lis-links-press-release-ugc-major-...

Post 5: MHRD and UGC Reply: Librarians are not Eligible for UGC Major and Minor Research Projects. http://lislinks.com/forum/topics/mhrd-and-ugc-reply-librarians-are-...

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Thanks Pawan Agrawal for taking time to draft the letter. I dont know why till now this discussion have zero (o) comments. I am eagerly waiting for the people to comment on this so that we can finalize it as soon as possible.

It is an important issue for us. Professionals should share comments, suggestions in this regard.
Thanks Pawan Agrawal.

I think this matter should be presented in the manner, that it has happened accidentally  .  not purposefully, though it is truth..

Yes I agree with you, that we should raise the matter like what happened is a mistake from UGC, and that they should correct it immediately.
Sutapa Chatterjee

It must be mentioned in the letter to UGC that since the Librarians are at par with teachers except vacations, they should be re designated as Assistant Prof. , Associate Prof. and Professor of Library Science. If you demands in piece meals, problems will remain there. But if the designation is changed everything itself will be changed. I know it is difficult but only this is the final solution.

Thank. I already note it down. We will fight for this cause in our next move. Presently we are focusing on Major and Minor Research Projects.

Dear Pawan,

I have modified the letter a little bit by taking the clue, sentences of all the forum contributions. Kindly have a look into it and point out the mistakes and modification that are needed.

To,

Prof. Ved Prakash

Chairman

University Grants Commission

New Delhi

 

Subject: Inclusion of Librarians in the UGC Major and Minor Research Projects

 

Reference

1. University Grants Commission Research Project for Teachers XII Plan Guidelines (2012-2017). Website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/7716504_12th-plan-guidelines.pdf (Page 3). Quote “Only the teaching faculty of Library Science, Physical Education, Principals and Vice-Chancellors will also be eligible to participate in the scheme.”

 

2. University Grants Commission Minor Research Project for Teachers XII Plan Guidelines (2012-2017). Website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/6733319_12th-plan-Minor.pdf (Page 2). Quote “Only the teaching faculty of Library Science, Physical Education will also be eligible to participate in the scheme”.

 

Dear Sir,

With reference to the subject cited above, we want to bring the following points to your kind attention.

 

Assistant Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Librarian in University level organizations and Librarian in College level organizations are at par with the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in Universities and Colleges in regards to entry qualification (NET/SLET/SET, Ph.D., API Score) and pay and cadre in the sixth pay commission.

 

Librarians are treated as Academic/Teaching Staff by UGC / AICTE and also have the provision of API score, where there is a scope for Major and Minor research projects.

 

Libraries are very important part of an educational institute and the people working in it is the backbone of an educational institute. Various committees have also cited the importance of libraries and library professionals but in recently published instruction on major and minor research projects (reference 1 and 2 above); the two words "only" and "also" are creating confusion among the Assistant Librarians / Deputy Librarians / Librarians across India. It is very disgraceful to see that in the XII Plan, librarians are excluded from the eligibility to get the research projects; otherwise even they were eligible in the XI Plan. This exclusion is highly demotivating the library and information science professionals and will influence the whole education system in the country. If the Librarians are debarred from taking the Major and Minor research project, we strongly believed that the growth and development of the Libraries will be influenced.

 

It is the era of inter-disciplinary studies, information explosion and digital deluge. Now students learn more from various kinds of resources. The Librarians deals with entire universe of knowledge and professional librarians are often acknowledged as "instructor of instructors". Only the librarians are looking after the acquisition, classification and supply of written information to the students, faculty and others in any kind of educational institution. If the librarians fail due to wrong policies it will retard the growth of culture and economy and quality education in any type of educational institute.

 

Hence, it is requested to you to kindly look into the case for the betterment of the Librarianship in the Country and removes the disparity between teachers and library professionals. While the whole world is appreciating the librarianship and the libraries in furthering the education it will not be appropriate to take such a move that would degrade the quality in the whole education system.

 

With expectation of positive reply and action as soon as possible.

 

Copy to,

1. Dr. Mangapati Pallan Raju, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

2. Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001.

 

Signatories

State

Name

Mobile

Email

Dear Sir,

you have prepared very well draft. thank you very much for it 

first  we should focus on this issue only, after that we should fight to others issue

please send this letter to UGC  at the earliest with digital signatures  

Thanks & Regards

Digambar B Waghmare 

Dear Badan,

Nice to see the draft prepared by you. Yes as on now we should strictly look towards Minor/Major project.

The Draft is good. However i am convinced from the comments that initially we should form it in a way that it is a mistake make with no intention. Hence, please do the needful in this regards. And second is just a grammatical error, "Libraries are very important part of an educational institute and the people working in it is the backbone of an educational institute." should be replaced with "Libraries are very important part of an educational institute and the people working in it are the backbone of an educational institute."

I think we can move on with this....

Thanks

Thanks. Your corrections are included. Firstly, lets people have a consensus on the draft, then for next 15 days we will collect the signatures and will send it by 30/9/2013.

Thanks. it is nice to have consensus of the friends of librarian community...

I would request you to add some of the examples of successful projects completed by the librarians just to prove that librarians had completed remarkable contribution in research through Major and minor projects. I quote the example of KrishiPrabha project which was completed by the university library of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana). Restricting librarians from major and minor research project shall definitely adversely affect their professional attitude and so as to library & information services to users.

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