GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-939
Representations submitted by GILA
939 . SHRI RAMACHANDRA KHUNTIA
Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:
a) whether the Central Government has received any representation submitted by the Government of India Librarians Association(GILA) during the last three years and if so, the details of the demands made by the Association;
b) how many of them have been implemented so far;
c) the progress made after submission of the representations and the date of any reply given by the Ministry in response to the Association’s letter and if not, the reasons therefor; and
d) the time by when the demands will be fulfilled/implemented by Government in respect of Central Government librarians?
MINISTER OF CULTURE(SHRIMATI CHANDRESH KUMARI KATOCH)
(a) Yes Sir. The details of the demands made by Government of India Librarians Association (GILA), as enumerated in its letter dated 8th October 2010 are related to revision of grade pay, removal of 6th pay structure anomalies and parity of Library & Information Assistant (LIA) Assistant Library & Information Officer (ALIO) with that of Assistants and Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service etc.
(b) to (d) The proposal for the revision for the Grade Pay of LIA and ALIO has not been agreed to by the Government.
The representatives of GILA have participated in the meetings held from time to time to discuss implementation of its various demands regarding Government Library staff service matters. It is not possible to fix a time limit for implementation of the demands of the Association.
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A