One vacancy for the post of Principal Library and Information Officer, National Library, Kolkata, Ministry of Culture (UR-01).

The post is suitable for Physically Challenged person viz. Deaf and Hard of Hearing/ Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Palsy/ Leprosy Cured/ Dwarfism/ Acid Attack Victims/ Muscular Dystrophy with disability i.e. Deaf (D) or Hard of Hearing (HH) or Both legs affected but not arms (BL) or One leg affected (R or L) (OL) or One arm affected (R or L) (OA) or Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance (MW) or One leg and One Arm Affected (OLA) or Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Leprosy Cured (LC) or Dwarfism (DW) or Acid Attack Victims (AAV). The post is permanent.

Pay Scale: Level-13 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC. General Central Service Group ‘A’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial.

Age: 50 years.

Last Date to Apply: 30 January, 2020

Essential Qualifications

(A) Educational:

(i) Master’s degree of a recognized university or equivalent; (ii) Master’s degree in Library Science of a recognized university/institute or equivalent.

(B) Experience

Twelve years working experience in a recognized Library including experience in administration.

Note - I: The qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the for reasons Union Public Service Commission to be recorded in writing, in case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

Note - II: The qualification(s) regarding experience is/are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission for reasons to be recorded in writing in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if, at any stage of selection, the Union Public Service Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them.


  1. Doctorate degree of a recognized university or equivalent.
  2. Five years experience in computerization/modernization of a recognized library.


Prepares plans and projects for development of the Library including its annual action plans; supervises activities of the Library & Information Officer under them and guide them to execute plans and projects of the Library. HQ: National Library, Kolkata.