Directorate of Information and Publicity, Publication Assistant Recruitment Rules, 2021



Delhi, the 27th July, 2021

No. 6(4)/2014-15/DIP/Estt./4564.—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India, read with the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. F. 27/59-HIM(i), dated the 13th July, 1959, and in supersession of this Government’s Notification No.  F.18/40/65-Apptts. (B) dated- 21st July, 1965 for the post of Publication Assistant except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Lt. Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to make the following rules for the post of ‘Publication Assistant’ in the Directorate of Information and Publicity, Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi, namely:-

Publication Assistant Recruitment

1. Short title and commencement:- 

(i) These rules may be called the Directorate of Information and Publicity, Publication Assistant Recruitment Rules, 2021.

(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Delhi Gazette.

2. Number of posts, classification and pay level in Pay Matrix:- The number of said post, its classification and level in the Pay Matrix shall be as specified in Columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule attached with these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit qualification, etc.:- The method of recruitment to the said post, age-limit, qualification and other matters relating thereto, shall be specified in Columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualifications:- No person,

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax:- Where the Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving:- Nothing in these rules shall effect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions, required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-servicemen or any other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time in this regard.



Name of the Post


Publication Assistant.


Number of Posts


01* (2021) *(Subject to variation dependent on workload).




Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial.


Scale of Pay


Level-5 (Rs.29200-92300) of the Pay Matrix.


Whether Selection post or Non- Selection post


Not applicable.


Age-limit for direct recruits


18 to 27 years.

(Relaxable for government servants up to the age of Forty (40) years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government)

Note: The crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidate in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J and K State, Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep).


Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits


Essential :

1. Bachelor’s Degree of a recognised university with English or

Hindi as one of the subject alongwith one year Diploma/

P.G. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication of a recognised institute/university.


Three year Graduation Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication of a recognised university.

2. Two years experience in Printing/Publishing and allied work in a Printing/Publishing House of a repute or in a Govt. Deptt.


Diploma/Certificate in Printing/Publishing.


Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of Promotees


Not applicable.


Period of probation, if any.


Two years.


Method of recruitment whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/ absorption and percentage of the vacancies filled by various methods.


By direct recruitment.

Note: Vacancies caused by the incumbent being away on deputation or long illness or study leave or under other circumstances for a duration of one year or more may be filled on deputation basis from officers of Central Government/State Government/Union Territories/Public Sector Undertakings.

(a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in parent cadre/department; or

(ii) with five years’ regular service in Level-4 (Rs. 25500- 81100) in Pay Matrix; and

(b) Possessing the educational qualifications and experience prescribed for direct recruits, recruits under column 7.


In case of recruitment by promotion, deputation/ absorption, grades from which promotion, deputation/ absorption to be made.


Not applicable.


If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists, what is its composition.


Group ‘C’ Departmental Confirmation Committee consisting of:

1. Pr. Secretary/Secretary (Power) - Chairperson.

2. Head of the Department (DIP) - Member.

3. Dy. Secretary (Finance) - Member.

(Note: Senior most member of the Departmental Promotion Committee/Departmental Confirmation Committee shall act as Chairperson in case the notified Chairman of the Departmental Promotion Committee/ Departmental Confirmation Committee happens to be junior to another member of the Departmental Promotion Committee.)


Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted in making recruitment.


Not applicable.

By Order and in the Name of the Lt. Governor
of the National Capital Territory of Delhi,

नोट :- हमारे वेबसाइट पर ऐसी जानकारी रोजाना आती रहती है, तो आप ऐसी ही सरकारी योजनाओं की जानकारी पाने के लिए हमारे वेबसाइट से जुड़े रहे।