Advertisement for Library cum Information Officer Post at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi : Last Date 13/01/22

Job NumberMP-IDSA/0261/2022
Job TitleLibrary cum Information Officer
Job FamilyAdministration/ Library
Reporting RelationshipAssistant Director/ Deputy Director General
Salary and Other EmolumentsEquivalent to Pay Level 10 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500)
ContractualFor a fixed term of three years including a probationary period of initial six months from the date of joining the Institute and this will not confer any right of permanence
Age LimitNot more than 45 years as on last day of application.
Number of Vacancies & Category01 (Unreserved)
Educational QualificationsMasters Degree in Library Science/ Information Science/ Documentation with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade from any recognised university/ institute.Computer Knowledge of MS- Office and library softwares.
Desirable QualificationPhD / M Phil Degree in Library Science / Information Science / Documentation from any recognised university / institute.
Professional ExperienceExperience of at least 10 years in a managerial capacity in a library of any recognised university / institution of higher learning / library of a reputed research organisation.Skilled in the usage of advanced library management softwares. Experience of managing hybrid library with vast knowledge of at least electronic resources / databases, use of modern information tools and experience of providing top grade research oriented library services.Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi.
Overall Purpose and RoleTo organise and manage one of India’s finest research library with a wealth of information in print and digital formats.
Job Description*The job profile inter-alia includes:To work as officer in-charge of Library and to execute all activities pertaining to library.To manage and supervise work of all staff in the library.To forecast, execute and monitor budget allocated to the library.To monitor all AMCs pertaining to the library.To manage subscription of books, newspapers and print online journals.To Supervise Stock Verification of books/periodicals.Technical processing of print/online journals.To download articles, web linking them with the SLIM21 database.To download articles and sending to the users, as per their requirement as well as to create a database on Intranet.To provide reference services as and when required by users.To manage Web-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).To ensure indexing/abstracting of journals articles and updation of databases.Any other task assigned by the Institute.
Desired Skill-SetExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to attend to detailWork under strict deadlinesFlair for team work
Documents RequiredCurriculum VitaeCopy of education and experience certificates.Candidates presently serving with the Government or Private Sector and shortlisted for the interview must provide a ‘NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE’ from the present employer before/at the time of interview.PWBD Candidates (with benchmark disability not less than 40%) should produce Disability Certificate in the prescribed format from the competent authority as specified in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
General InformationShortlisted candidates will be invited to attend written test / interview at MP-IDSA, DelhiCertificates in original are to be produced in support of educational and age eligibility (and category, if applicable) at the time of interview.Education qualification will be calculated as on last date of submission of application.Shortlisted outstation candidates will be paid AC- III tier rail fare on production of tickets, by the shortest routeThe Institute reserves the right to increase/ decrease the number of positions (category wise) as also fill or not to fill any or all the positions advertised, based on the Institute’s requirements.The Institute reserves the right to offer a higher/lower position to a candidate who has been interviewed, based on his /her aptitude and Institute’s requirement, proviso to the required vacancy existing at the Institute (category wise), on the date of interview, and the candidate’s consent.The Institute reserves the right to cancel recruitment at any stage without assigning any reason.The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for written test / interview. Where the number of applications received in response to an advertisement is large and it will not be convenient or possible to called for written test / interview all the candidates, the Institute, at its discretion, may restrict the number of candidates to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications / experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement and other academic achievements and feedback on past performance.The Institute reserves the right to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the candidate(s) at any stage in the process of selection in case any inadvertent mistake is detected even after issue of appointment letter.The Institute reserves the right to alter/insert any corrections/additions in the advertisement/ website in the event of any typographical error etc. before the last date prescribed for the receipt of applications, for which the candidates are advised to be in the lookout for announcements on the Institute’s website under ‘Join Us’ tab.MP-IDSA reserves the right to relax the prescribed qualifications for candidates found more suitable for the position with relevant experience and expertise in the specified field.The certificates (including those of reserved categories) will be subject to verification/reverification as may be decided by the competent authority, as per prevailing Government guidelines.Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under the ‘Creamy Layer’ and/ or if their caste does not find place in the Central List are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’PwD candidates applying against UR vacancies are allowed age relaxation as applicable to UR (PwD) only.In case a candidate joins the Institute accepting the Terms and Conditions contained herein, she/he will be required to give an undertaking in writing that she/he will not apply for any appointment or course, part-time or full-time, without obtaining the written permission from the competent authority of the Institute. Also, while in service of the Institute, she/he will not engage in any trade or business or undertake any other full-time or part- time appointment.The selected candidate shall be subjected to other rules and regulations as applicable to MP-IDSA Scholars and Staff* The job description/ duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature of the role. The duties and responsibilities and the balance between the elements in the role may change or vary over time depending on the specific needs of the Institute at a specific point in time or due to changing needs of the Centre. Candidates should note that there may not be an immediate requirement to carry out all the activities.
Mode of ApplicationAs per Google form (
Last Date of Application13 January, 2023 by 1700 hrs


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