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Providing resources to the Indian schools libraries

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The Indian  educational Institutes at the school level where libraries may not be functional, the students and teaching staff are deprived of this facilities. This may not be the case of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan and other schools who are of National net work. 

In States and Union Territories  the libraries net work may be good but the utilization of those resources are not encouraging. Government sponsored libraries in the state of West Bengal

As MP LADS Guidelines  Page 45  para 11.

Purchase of books for schools, colleges and public library(Para 3.29):

Books to the extent of Rs. 22 lakh per annum can be purchased for schools, colleges and public libraries belonging to Central, States, UTs and Local Self-Government from MPLADS Fund. The ceiling of purchases is as follows:

i) Purchase of books for schools upto middle level

- Upto Rs.6 Lakh

ii) Purchase of books for schools upto high school/

- Upto Rs.8 Lakh

Higher secondary level

iii) Purchase of books for colleges/other technical

- Upto Rs.8 Lakh institutes/ITIs/Public Libraries


While recommending purchase of books to schools, colleges and other technical institutes

etc., the following monetary ceiling shall be adhered to for a particular school/college/

other technical institutions/ITI’s/Libraries:-

i) Upto Middle School Level

- Rs. 10,000/-

ii) Up to High School/Higher Secondary Level

- Rs. 25,000/-

iii) For colleges/other technical institutes/ITIs

- Rs. 50,000/-

/Public Libraries

These Schools/Colleges/Institutes will not be entitled for recommendation of books in the

subsequent year but will be entitled in the 3rd year again.

The recommendations made by the Hon’ble MPs shall be examined/ approved by a

Committee consisting of:-

i) District Education Officer - Chairman

ii) A representative of District Magistrate/District Collector;

iii) Two Principals/Head Masters; and

iv) Co-opt Head Master/Principal of the School/college /institution to whom the books are prooosed to be supplied. 

The MP LAD fund should  be utilized for upgrading our school libraries of our country with special emphasized to schools sponsored by states  and UTs





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