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MOD LIBRARY
 

A BRIEF ON MOD LIBRARY

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  • History The nucleus of the MoD library came into being in 1902 by the merger of six departmental libraries which existed in the Defence Hqrs at that time. Initially it was named as ‘Central library for Military Department’. In 1921, it was designated as ‘Army Hqrs Officers Library’ and finally in 1948, it assumed its present name ‘Ministry of Defence Library’. The administration of the library kept changing hands from one branch of the Defence Hqrs to another until 1948 when it was accorded the status of an Inter-services Organisation.
  • Present Setup MoD library is located at 129 – E, South Block. It caters to the needs of officers of MoD, Ministry of Def (Finance), three Services Hqrs, ISOs and other defence establishments located in Delhi. At present, there are approx 600 members of MoD library availing the facilities of library. Approx 200 readers visit the library daily on regular basis.
  • Library Grant MoD library gets its annual budget from Dte Gen Financial Planning for purchase of books & other publications. The budgetary allocation for FY 2012-13 is Rs 27.44 lacs.
  • Administration MoD library is administered by DCW Division of office of the JS (Trg) & CAO wing.
  • Selection of Books The Book Selection Sub-Committee (BSSC) headed by JS (Trg) & CAO and consisting of representatives from three Services Hqrs, Def (Finance) and Official Language (OL) selects books and other publications for MOD library. ALIO is the member-secretary of BSSC.
  • Collection MoD library is having a collection of approx 60,000 books and 150 journals & newspapers. MoD library provides literature on subjects relevant to planning & policy formulation in Ministry of Defence. It specialises in defence & related subjects besides catering to the needs of general readers in the form of bestsellers and other popular quality books based on book reviews appeared in various newspapers & magazines. On an average 1000 -1500 new titles are added to library collection every year.
  • Services MoD library has been providing reference & lending facilities to all the employees of MoD. They are entitled to become member of library through a duly filled membership form forwarded by their respective administrative section.

 

   
 
 
 
 
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