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Today on the occasion of the Librarians' Day, I would like to request all the professionals to bring all the implementations and recommendations regarding upliftment of the librarians in regard to pay structure and status into a single thread. By this way let’s celebrate the Librarians' Day in a new way.


The different Implementation and Recommendation for the upliftment of the librarians in regards to pay structure and status may be cited as below:


* Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti: Memo No. F No.- 20-1 / 08-NVS (Estt. – II), Dated 11.11.2008.

Subject: Implementation of 6th Pay Commission.

Librarians are entitled to have teaching status and scale.


* Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan: Memo No. F-11081-4 / 08 - KVSHQ (Adm –I) dated 05.11.2008.

Subject: Recommendation of 6th Pay Commission. Librarians are enjoying Teaching status and scale.


* Prof. Ashok Mitra Commission (1992)

“Each School or College should have a post of a trained Librarian sanctioned for it; the individual selected for the post must be given the same scale of pay and allowances as that offered to a member of the teaching staff”

Reference:  P-215, Para 12:19.

This recommendation has already been accepted by the then Chief Minister, Mr. Jyoti Basu in the floor of Assembly, W.B. on 7th June 1994.


* Justice D. K. Basu, (Honorable High Court, Calcutta) case No.13319 (w) 1990.

“…….. I think and hold that the post of a librarian of a higher secondary school should be considered a post of Asst. Teacher……….. and is entitled to the scale of Asst. Teacher for all practical purposes……”

 “… it cannot be said that post of Librarian is not a teaching post. It can be said that Librarian in the school is brain bank or resource bank to feed the students as well as the teachers…”


* Recommendation of the Education Commission: Kothari Commission (1964-66).

“The scale of pay for librarians should also be related to those for teachers in a suitable manner.”

Reference: Section 3.14 School stage: simplification of pay scales, P. 53


* Report of Secondary Education Commission: Government of India, Ministry of Education. (1952-53).

“ it would be require the service of highly qualified and trained librarian who would be on par with other senior teachers in pay and status and we definitely recommended that there should be in every secondary school, a full time librarian of this type”.

Reference: P. 109, Chapter-VII.


* C. B. S. E. Library Guidelines: Status of School Librarian.

 “Both the post and the post-holder should be treated on par with the head of teaching faculty in the school in terms of status, pay scales and other facilities.”


* Founder of Library science of India, Dr. S.R. Ranganathan opined in his book- ‘Philosophy of Librarianship’ that

‘the status of school librarian should be equal to that of a senior teacher of the school”.


* N. C. E. R. T.

“the scale of pay and Status of the librarian should be as per teachers”.


Now I request you to post the recommendations and implementations that are in your hand in this thread.

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Thk u sir and wish u the same ...



Sir ,

 thanks for ur dedication for the upgradation of our profession.




Really good Information. But only very few schools and colleges are following this . I think the librarian should be strong before accepting the offers of any institution.
Thankyou sir and wish you the same
Yes this is the right start and right time to build our status, I think the higher education department has to be audit the accounts of each school or college in respect of salaries and benefits related to staff besides of infrastructure and physical staff.  My suggestion is to Higher education and Universities affiliated to concern colleges or schools should thorough audit the accounts of insitution in respect of salaries paid to teachers. Thank you for this opportunity

Thanks a lot dear for your collection and dissemination of information .

Congragulation to all for the day i.e our day 12 August.

Message for the day : Unity gives strengh to achieve the  goal.

Appeal to all     : Think for Profession as you think for your  Relations.

I post the discussion topic just to collect other recommendation and implementation which I am unable to post here because of my ignorance.

I think school librarian is getting what they deserve, BUT what about the professionals who are working in University at Professional assistant lavel, they were treated as PRT in six pay commission!!!!!!!!!
Really good information collected Dear Barman Sir.


Thank you very much for your useful information.


This day should not forget by us.  Lets develop our professional field.


thank you


happy librarian's day. Its a beautiful work done by you. But sir if you have a copy above said letter so please add in the pdf form that very useful for each and every person and if one required take a printout required page and use where require. thanks again for a beautiful task.



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