The Central Government took over the library with effect from 1st July, 1975 under Rampur Raza Library Act (Act No.22 of 1975). The affairs of the library are managed by the Rampur Raza Library Board which has been set up under Section 4(2) of the Act. It is the governing body with His Excellency, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh as the Chairman. There is a provision of twelve other members including one descendant of the erstwhile ruling family of the Nawab. The Board is represented by distinguished historians, scholars in Arabic, Persian and Urdu literature besides officials concerned with the affairs of the library in the Central and State Governments.
The post of the Director of the Library/Member secretary was lying vacant for a long time. Recently the Government of India deputed Prof S.M. Azizuddin Husain as the Director of the Rampur Raza library. During the absence of the Director the Officer on Special Duty was looking after the library. The Director is responsible for convening the meetings of the Board and its Sub-Committees and implementation of the decisions taken by the Board. He is required to maintain close liaisons with the Chairman of the Board and Ministry of Culture, Government of India for receiving instructions and regular financial grants for the library. He is also responsible for the maintenance and security of the library collections besides acquisitions of manuscripts, books and art objects and for organizing academic seminars, workshops, research publications etc. The library is functioning as an Autonomous Institution under the Government of India. It is a statutory body specially set up under a Central Government enactment passed by Indian Parliament and enjoys the legal status of an institution of National importance. The Director of the library is declared Head of the Department by the Board and is responsible for all matters pertaining to administration, finance, budget, audit, operation of bank account etc. repairing of heritage buildings, convening of meetings of the Board and sub-committees, purchase of books and publications etc. He is also the appointing and disciplinary authority for the category C and D of the employees.
Towards this end, the committee had recommended that the Library should have
(i) Reference and Research Unit
(ii) Conservation Unit
(iii) Administrative Unit.
The committee had recommended 33 posts in central pay scale which were approved by the Board at its meetings held on 13th December 1985. As against these 33 posts, the Government of India has sanctioned 31 posts as under.
|S.No||Designation||No. of Posts|
|(2)||Library and Information Officer||01|
|(3)||Assistant Library and Information Officer||02|
|(4)||Library and Information Assistant||02|
|(5)||Senior Technical Restorer||02|
|(9)||Duster - cum - Peon||02|
|(11)||Upper Division Clerk||01|
|(12)||Lower Division Clerk||02|
|(15)||Farrash - cum - Peon||03|
Note - In addition, the services of part time Safai Karamcharies can be engaged as per actual requirements
The present building Hamid Manzil has been housing the Rampur Raza Library since 1957. The palatial high domed and turreted mansion is a magnificent construction of Indo-European architecture inside the fort of Rampur. As earlier reported in the 10th Annual Report of the Library for the year 1984- 85, the ownership of Hamid Manzil along with of Rang Mahal and the surrounding vacant land was transferred to the Government of India by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 18th November, 1982.
India by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 18th November, 1982. While auditing the Annual financial returns, the Accountant General of Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad had taken a decision that the amount of Rs. 22.16 Lakhs shown as assets in the Balance Sheet of the Library for the year 1984 - 85 may continue to be shown as assets in the balance sheets of the Library in future also. The Government of India was also entrusted to carry out necessary repairs, renovation to the building, maintain and manage the same at its own cost. The details of the buildings and land handed over by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to the Government of India under the deed of transfer dated 18th November 1982 are as follows.
|S.No||Buildings and landÂ Plinth area||Original Valuation (Including the cost of land)|
|1(A)||Hamid Manzil||26,495 sq.ft. Rs. 8.33 Lakhs|
|1(B)||Rang Mahal||17,664 sq.ft Rs. 3.38 Lakhs|
|(2)||Lawns and Land Land including lawns and area of the land 2,08941 sq.ft.||Valuation @ 5/- per sq. ft. Rs. 10.45 Lakhs|
|Total : Cost of Buildings, lawns and land||Rs. 22.16 Lakhs|