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Goa State Libraries Financial Assistance Scheme

In modern era the library plays an important role in catering information and educational needs of the society. The libraries support the need of the people in creating and strengthening the reading habit specially among children’s at very young age. It provides opportunity for personal creative development with life-long self-education among the citizen of the locality. The network of libraries in Goa has undergone a vast change and the Government is very serious in creating a knowledge based society in each village. The Key features are enlisted below:

Objective

  • To recognize the services rendered by the Librarian`s to the students, research scholars and general public.
  • To provide financial assistance to the management to run the library smoothly and the remuneration to the library staff members for their services to local populace.
  • To encourage the Management of Libraries and their library staff members to support informal education and constructive use of leisure time among the citizens.

Eligibility:

  • The existing libraries run by the Municipalities/Zilla Panchayat/NGO`s shall continue to function under the same management.
  • To set up new libraries, NGO`s are eligible. Similarly, Municipalities, Village Panchayat, Zilla Panchayat shall also be eligible to open new libraries.
  • No new library will be sanctioned in the radius of 5 KM from the existing library.
  • The Management of NGOs/Village Panchayat Libraries shall disburse the monthly remuneration of the staff members through ECS mode of payments and shall submit attendance
  • The library staff shall be entitled for one weekly off, 8 Casual leaves, 2 restricted holidays and 2 special holiday and all public holidays as notified by the Government from time to time.
  • The Management of libraries may keep the libraries open on public holidays if desired with adjustments among the staff members with compensatory off.
  • The new library shall be eligible to receive a token grant of Rs.1,00,000 after obtaining due permission from Director, Directorate of Art & Culture on producing Registration Certificate, Library membership rules and Bank Account details etc. to the Directorate of Art & Culture, Patto, Panaji – Goa.
  • Municipal/Zilla Panchayat/Gram Panchayat/Non-Govt. Organization has to submit an application for opening of library and for availing grants in the prescribed form to the Director, Directorate of Art & Culture, Patto, Panaji – Goa.
  • Non-Aided libraries functioning in Goa shall be entitled for opening Children’s libraries and all such libraries shall be categorized under class ‘C” libraries irrespective of other eligibility criteria.
  • The timings of the Libraries shall be minimum of 6 ½ hrs. on all working days in accordance with the needs of public. Adjustment of the timings may be permitted as per the local needs.
  • The timings of the Library and the list of Public holidays for Library should be prominently displayed outside the Library Building/Room.
  • The Library shall be open for inspection and for audit to the Officials of the Directorate of Art & Culture as and when required. All records and registers etc. should be made available for scrutiny to the Inspecting Officer.
  • The Management should submit an annual report latest by 31st May and audited statement specifically for the Library expenditure, of previous year, duly audited by Chartered Accountant latest by 31st August of every year.
  • A Library seeking grants should have a separate Bank Account in the name of Library.

Qualification required for the library staff Members:

Designation

Qualifications

Senior Librarian

  • Graduation in any discipline from recognized University.
  • Bachelor of Library & Information Science from recognized University.

Junior Librarian

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate of recognized Board.
  • Certificate Course in Library & Information Science from any recognized Institute.

Library Attendant

  • Std. VIII passed from any recognized Board.

 

  • The already working incumbent shall have to obtain the required qualification as mentioned below:
    • Senior Librarian of NGO’s Libraries shall acquire the requisite qualification within a minimum period of 5 years.
    • Junior Librarian NGO’s / Village Panchayat Libraries shall acquire the requisite qualification within a minimum period of 3 years
    • Library Attendant of NGO’s / Village Panchayat Libraries shall acquire the requisite qualification within a minimum period of 3 years.

Benefits:

The scheme envisages the recognition of selfless service rendered by library management and library staff members in providing value based information and supporting informal education among all the people of society.

Class A Libraries:

  • Class A libraries shall be entitled to appoint One Senior Librarian, one Junior Librarian and one Library Attendant subject to the maximum:
    • 12,000/- per month for Senior Librarian,
    • 10,000/- per month for Junior Librarian
    • 7,000/- per month for Library Attendant.
  • Assistance at the rate of 100% on expenditure incurred on admissible items, other than remuneration subject to maximum of Rs.2.00,000.
  • Class A libraries shall possess a minimum of 25,000 books, 30 magazines,15 newspapers and minimum 300 Sq. Mts. of built-up area.

Class B Libraries:

  • Class B Libraries shall be entitled to appoint One Junior Librarian and one Library Attendant subject to maximum:
    • 10,000/- per month for Junior Librarian
    • 7,000/- per month for Library Attendant.
  • Assistance at the rate of 100% on expenditure incurred on admissible items, other than remuneration subject to maximum of Rs.1,50,000.
  • Class B Libraries shall possess a minimum of 15000 books, 20 magazines,10 newspapers and minimum 200 Sq. Mts. of built-up area.

Class C Libraries:

  • Class C Libraries shall be entitled to appoint One Junior Librarian and one Library Attendant subject to maximum:
    • 10,000/- per month for Junior Librarian
    • 7,000/- per month for Library Attendant
  • Assistance at the rate of 100% on expenditure incurred on admissible items, other than remuneration subject to maximum of Rs.1,00,000.
  • Class ‘C’ libraries shall possess a minimum of 5000 books, 15 magazines,10 newspapers and minimum 100 Sq. Mts. of built-up area.

Class D Libraries:

  • Class ‘D’ Libraries shall be entitled to appoint One Junior Librarian and one Library Attendant subject to maximum:
    • 10,000/- per month for Junior Librarian
    • 7,000/- per month for Library Attendant.
  • Assistance at the rate of 100% on expenditure incurred on admissible items, other than remuneration subject to maximum of Rs. 60,000.
  • Class D Libraries shall possess a minimum of 2000 books, 10 magazines,5 newspapers and minimum 40 Sq. Mts. of built-up area.

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