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THE RAMPUR RAZA LIBRARY ACT, 1975

Title : THE RAMPUR RAZA LIBRARY ACT, 1975

Year : 1975



In the discharge of its functions under this Act, the Board shall be bound by such directions on questions of policy as the Central Government may give to it from time to time:

Provided that the Board shall be given an opportunity to express its views before any direction is given to it under this sub-section.



The Board may, by general or special order in writing, direct that all or any of the powers or duties, which may be exercised or discharged by it, shall, in such circumstances and under such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the order, be exercised or discharged also by any member, officer or employee of the Board specified in this behalf in the order.



Every officer or employee of the Board shall, when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or of any rule or regulation made there under, be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code. (45 of 1860.)



No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Board or any member, officer or other employee of the Board for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or of any rule or regulation made there under.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to give effect to the provisions of this Act:

Provided that when the Board has been established, no such rules shall be made without consulting the Board.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the fore going power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The term of office of, and the manner of filling casual vacancies among, the members nominated under clause (e), clause (f) or clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section 5;

(b) The travelling and other allowances payable to a member other than the Chairman and to a person associated with the Board under section 10;

(c) The disqualifications for membership of the Board and the procedure to be followed in removing a member who is or becomes subject to any disqualification;

(d) The conditions subject to which, and the mode in which,contracts may be entered into by or on behalf of the Board;

(e) Any other matter which has to be or may be prescribed.

(3) Every rule made under this section shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of Parliament while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of on effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.



(1) The Board may, with the previous approval of the Central Government 1*[by notification in the Official Gazette,] make regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under, with regard to the discharge of its functions under this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the fore going power, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The conditions and restrictions subject to which manuscripts and books in the library may be used;

(b) The manner in which, and the purposes for which, persons may be associated with the Board;

(c) The time and place of meetings of the Board, the procedure to be followed in regard to the transaction of business at such meetings and the quorum necessary for the transaction of business at a meeting of the Board;

(d) The maintenance of minutes of meetings of the Board and the transmission of copies thereof to the Central Government;

(e) The recruitment and conditions of service of officers and other employees of the Board;

(f) The persons by whom, and the manner in which, payments, deposits and investments may be made on behalf of the Board;

(g) The maximum amount that may be kept by the Board in a current account;

(h) The maintenance of registers and accounts;

(i) The compilation of catalogues and inventories of the manuscripts, books and other articles and things in the library;

(j) The steps to be taken for the preservation of the manuscripts, books and other articles and things in the library;

(k) The general management of the library;

(l) The fees and other charges to be levied for the use of any manuscript or book in the library;

(m) any other matter in respect of which provision is, in the opinion of the Board, necessary for the performance of its functions under this Act.

(3) The Central Government may, after consultation with the Board, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend, vary or rescind any regulation which it has approved and thereupon the regulation shall have effect as so amended or varied or be of no effect, as the case may be, but without prejudice to the exercise of the powers of the Board under sub-sections (1) and (2).

2*["(4) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the regulation or both Houses agree that the regulation should not be made, the regulation shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that regulation.]

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1. Ins. by Act 52 of 1981, s. 2.

2. Ins. by Act 52 of 1981, s. 2.

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The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any law other than this Act for the time being in force or any instrument having effect by virtue of any enactment other than this Act.

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