AWARD OF BS – 17 TO LIBRARIAN WORKING IN OTHER THAN HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT .
I am directed to refer your letter No. FD.PC.1-1 / 77 ( PL.V ) 22145/191 , dated 15.10.2020 on the subject and to state that under Punjab Civil Servants Pay Revision Rules , 1977 , the Librarian in a College is appointed in BS – 16 , however , he gets placed in BS – 17 , if Master’s Degree in Library Science is acquired by him .
Contrarily , the post of Librarian , in other Departments , is in BS – 16 and the incumbents are not placed in BS – 17 , even on acquiring Master’s Degree . This is anomalous and discriminatory . 02 . It is advised that the discriminatory rules may be amended suitably to bring the posts with equal qualifications at par , in the matter of pay scales .
It would be just that in view of judgment of Hon’ble Apex Court in CAS Nos . 1114 to 1116 of 2006 , all the librarians of different departments , with equal , qualification be brought at par from the date of acquiring that qualification i.e. M.Sc. Library Science and requisite rules be framed in view of direction of Hon’ble Court , passed in W.P. No. 30846 of 2016 ( Copies enclosed ) .