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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Status of Library Legislation in India


Status of library legislation in India

 India attained freedom in 1947 and became a Republic in 1950. For facilitation administrations, it now has a National Capital Region of Delhi, 29 States and 6 Union Territories after Independence. Even before Independence, Kolhapur Princely State, in the Western India passed Public Libraries Act in 1945


Since independence of India the following States have passed Public Libraries Acts

(For the Rule and regulations of these library legislation Acts download the PDF after click on the state name)


Indian States Public Library Acts in Alphabetically Order:

Sl No Name of the State
1 Andhra Pradesh
2 Arunachal Pradesh
3 Bihar
4 Chhattisgarh
5 Goa
6 Gujrat
7 Haryana
8 Karnataka (Mysore)
9 Kerala
10 Lakshadweep
11 Maharashtra
12 Manipur
13 Mizoram
14 Orissa
15 Rajasthan
16 Tamilnadu (Madras)
17 Uttar Pradesh
18 Uttarakhand
19 West Bengal
20     Madhya Pradesh
21     Pondicherry Public Libraries Act


Indian States Public Library Acts in Chronologically Order:

Year Name of the State and Library Act
1948 Tamilnadu (Madras) Public Libraries Act 1948
1960 Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act 1960  
1965 Karnataka (Mysore) Public Libraries Act, 1965
1967 Maharashtra Public Libraries Act, 1967  
1979 West Bengal Public Libraries Act 1979  
1988 Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988  
1989 Haryana Public Libraries Act 1989  
1989 Kerala Public Libraries Act 1989  
1993 Mizoram Public Libraries Act 1993  
1993 Goa Public Libraries Act, 1993
2001 Orissa Public Libraries Act 2001  
2001 Gujrat Public Libraries Act 2001  
2005 Uttarakhand Public Library Act 2005
2006 Rajasthan Public Libraries Act 2006  
2006 Uttar Pradesh Public Libraries Bill, 2006  
2007 Lakshadweep Public Libraries Act, 2007
2008 The Bihar State Public Library and Information Centre Act, 2008
2008 Chhattisgarh Public Libraries Act, 2008  
2009 Arunachal Pradesh Act, 2009  

2013       The Madhya Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 2013
2007       Pondicherry Public Libraries Act


Reference:

Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Ministry of Culture,,Government of India

and the following link
1. http://rrrlf.nic.in/lib_legislation.asp
2. http://www.lawsofindia.org/
3. http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/

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