he Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V. Narayanasamy has said that the following four Public Libraries have been notified by the Central Government to be eligible under the Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Library Act, 1954) to receive delivery of one complimentary copy of the books etc from the publishers.
1) National Library, Kolkata
2) Connemara Public Library Egmore, Chennai
3) Delhi Public Library, Delhi
4) State Central Library Town Hall, Mumbai
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, it has been noticed that the publishers do not strictly comply with the provisions of the Act.
He said, the Government intends to replace the Delivery of Books and Newspapers Act 1954, by a new legislation. It is not possible to indicate any time frame for enactment of the new legislation, at this stage.