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(G. O. Ms. No. 1758, Education E), 16th September, 1970— Published at pages 369-371 R.S. to Part-l A. P. Gazette, dated 5-11-1970.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 25 of Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960 (Andhra Pradesh Act 8 of 1960), the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules for the recognition of Library Associations and regulation of grants to such As­sociations.
2 The rules hereby made shall be deemed to have come into force from 1st April, 1960.


1.    In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:
 (i)   "Association" means the Library Association,
(ii)   "Director" means the Director of Public Libraries. Andhra Pradesh
The following shall be the conditions governing the recognition of any Library Association:-
(1)     The Association shall be registered under the Societies Registration
Act, 1860 or the A.P.,  (Telangana  Area)  Public Societies Registration Act, 1350-F (Act I of 1350 F).
(2)   The aims and objects of the Association shall be:

  • Promotion of Library Movement and Improvement in Library Service in the State.
  • Promotion of Library Science Education and the improvement, in the training of Librarians in the State.
  • (c)    Improvement in the status and conditions of Service of Librarians.

    1. Publications of bulletins, periodicals books, etc., which will tend to the realisation of the objects of the Association.
    2. Holding meetings, Conferences and Seminars.
    3. Encourage the formation of District and Taluk Associations.
      (q)    Maintenance of liaison with Social and Cultural groups in the interest of Library movement in the State.
      (3)   The constitution and the bye-laws of the Association shall be approved
      by the Director of Public Libraries, Andhra Pradesh with or without modification and shall among others', provide for all the following matters, namely:-
      (a)   The powers to be exercised in the matters of finance possession of property, etc.
    Subscription and other conditions for becoming members of the Association.
    1. The privileges of the membership.
    2. Election of office bearers, by ballot from among the members, their tenure of office and their powers and duties.
    3. Formation of executive committee, District Branches, etc, and their powers and functions.
    4. The conduct of meetings of the Association, the procedure to be followed in regard to the transaction of business at such meetings and the quorum for such meetings.
    5. The Association shall submit such reports and furnish such information to the Director or any person authorised by him in this behalf, as the Director or the person authorised may, from time to time, require.
    6. The accounts of the Association or of the institutions established by it shall be open to audit by the Departmental Auditors or by any other agency, as may be authorised by the Director.
    7. Every year the annual accounts of the Association, duly audited by an authorised agency, and the annual report shall be submitted to the Director.
      (1) Grants shall be sanctioned by the Government to the recognised Associations or to the Institutions established by them subject to availability of funds.
      (2)The grants shall be utilized for the purpose for which they are sanctioned and the Association or Institution shall at its expense obtain from the agency authorised to audit the accounts of the Association or Institution a certificate to this effect and furnish it along with the audit report and the annual report.
      (3)If the Government have reasons to believe that any of the conditions laid down in rules 1 and 2 are not fulfilled by the Association or if any of its office bearers disobey the provisions of the Andhra  Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960 or the rules made there under or abuse their position,  the Government may call on the Association to show cause against de-recognition of the Association and thdrawal of aid, and after considering the replies received if any and after consulting the Director, pass such orders as they may deem fit.


      LIBRARIES- Rules for the recognition of Library Associations and regulation of grant to such Associations - Amendments – Issued.

    G. O. Ms. No. 510, Edn,                                                              Dated: 17-5-1979.
    Read the following:

    1. G. O. Ms. No. 1758, Edn.. dt. 16-9-70.
    2. From the Director of Public Libraries, Lr. Rc. No. 211/B4/71, dt. 28-11-73.
    3. From the Director of Public Libraries, Lr. Rc   No. 211/B4/71, dt. 5-5-1975.

    The following notification shall be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette:-
    In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (g) of Sub-section (2) of Section 25 of the Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960 (Andhra Pradesh Act No. 8 of 1960), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following amendments to the Rules for the recognition of Library Associations and regulation of grants to them issued in G. O. Ms. No. 1758, Education, dated the 16th September, 1970.
    The amendments hereby made shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st April, 1960.
    In the said rules:
    1.    for Clause (i) of rule 1, the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
    "(i)   Association means any Library Association or Academy or Institution having for its object the promotion of Library movement".
    2.    In rule 2, —
    (a)   after sub clause (b) of clause (2), the following note shall be inserted namely :-
    "NOTE: - Recognition of an association under these rules shall not be taken ipso facto as permission to start, organise or conduct any training programme, either in service, or pre-service, or both, by the association. Application shall be made specifically to the Government through the

    Director, for grant of permission to start, conduct, or organise any training programme, and it shall be left to the discretion of the Government, to grant or reject such application. For the purpose of recognition under these rules sub-clause (b) alone is not to be deemed as compulsory".

    1. Sub-clause (c) clause (2) shall be omitted.
    2. for Sub-Clause (f) of clause (2), the following sub-clause shall be
      substitutes namely :-(f) it shall be the duty of the Andhra Pradesh Library Association to form branches, one in the city of Hyderabad and one each in the districts with Its headquarters where the Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas, of the district concerned has its headquarters;
      (d)   for sub-clause (e) of clause (3) the following  sub-clause shall  be
      substituted namely:-
      (e) "Formation of Executive Committee and district branches in the case of Andhra Pradesh Library Association as required in sub clause (f) of clause (2) and their powers and functions".
      (3)   After rule 3, the following rule shall be added, namely :-
      4.   Special provision regarding Andhra Pradesh Library Association:
      (1) The Andhra Pradesh Library Association referred to in Section 3 and 10 of the Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960, and in rule 2 above shall mean the Andhra Pradesh Grandhalaya Sangham with its headquarters at Vijayawada and branches in the districts as it existed at the commencement of the Act, and registered as such, for the purpose of the said sections.
      . (2) The said Andhra Pradesh Library Association shall be deemed to have been recognised as a Library Association under these rules and accordingly all the provisions of these rules shall apply to the Andhra Pradesh Library Association".
      (By Order and in the name of the Governor of Andhra Pradesh)
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