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GOOD OFFICE COMMITTEE RATES


S.C Sethi
Chairman-GOC Comittee.


TERMS OF SUPPLIES TO LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS BY BOOKSELLERS AS DECIDED IN MEETING NO. 13/2014.


Conversion Rates
((Effective 1st November, 2014))


CONVERSION RATE FOR BOOKS AND JOURNALS:

Conversion rates effective 1st November, 2014 (new rates marked with astericks)

01. Australian Dollar

@Rs.57.00*

02. British Pound Sterling

@Rs.104.50*

03. Canadian Dollar

@Rs.57.90*

04. Japanese Yen Per 100

@Rs.60.30*

05. Singapore Dollar

@Rs.51.00

06. Swedish Kroner

@Rs.9.00

07. Swish Frank

@Rs.68.30*

08.  U.S. Dollar

@Rs.64.70*

09. Euro

@Rs.82.50*

10. Taka Per 100

@Rs.95.00


NOTE:

1). Fixed Conversion Rates between the Euro, and Deutsche Mark, French Frank, Italian Lira, and Dutch Guilder (furnished by Nationalised Bank) are as under

 

1 EUR

  = 1.95583          DEM (GERMANY)
  = 6.55957          FRF (FRANCE)
  = 1936.27          ITL (ITALY)
  = 2.20371          NLG (NETHERLANDS)
 
 

2) Fixed Conversion Rates between the Euro, and Danish Korner and Norwegian Kroner for all Transactions :

 

1 EUR

 = 8.48DRK          (GERMANY)
 = 8.87NKR          (NORWAY)
 
 

3) Fixed Conversion Rates between the US$ and Hong Kong for all Transactions :

 
  1 U.S.$  = 7.79 HKD          (HONGKONG)
Terms of Supply : Books

1

In order to bring about a uniformity of GOC recommended conversion rates, library discount and standardization in the terms of supply, the Librarians are advised to deal only with the members of State and National level book trade associations and federations.
   

2

Books on approval should be finalized/returned within 30 days. The payment for the books approved should be made within 60 days of the receipt of the bill. The bill is to be raised by the supplier at the conversion rate prevailing on the date when the books are finally invoiced against order or procured from abroad.
   

3

Payment of outstation suppliers should preferably be made through bank drafts, after deducting bank charges.
   

4

The supplier shall append the following declaration on the bills:-
(a) Only latest editions have been supplied and these are not remainder titles.
(b) Income tax permanent account no. (PAN) of the supplier must be provided.
(c) The prices have been correctly charged in accordance with the publisher's/Importer's/Distributors' Invoices and Publishers' catalogues.
   

5

The order placed by the libraries will be usually valid for six months unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by the librarian and the supplier.
   
 
DISCOUNTS
   

6

All books in English, Hindi and other Regional languages, whether of Indian origin with the exception of those conversed by the following special categories, will carry a uniform discount of 10% of the published prices in respect of Indian or converted into Rupee prices in the case of imported titles.
   
 
SPECIAL CATEGORIES
   

7

Central and State Government publications-No. discount.
   

8

Short/No discount titles procured from abroad against specific order or Indian publications. The importer or the library supplier is expected to work on a margin of 15% on net landed cost. The invoices is to be prepared on the following terms. Published price minus (-) discount earned plus(+) 15% handling charges plus (+) actual freight, clearance, bank and postal charges, documentary evidence to be submitted by the supplier to be library on demand
   
   
Terms of supply for print journals and e-resources by approved Indian vendors of GOC
   
Procurement of books, publications, periodicals etc for a library does not require a tender to be called as per Chapter 6 (Procurement of goods and services) Rule 136 (Definition of Goods) of the General Financial Rules 2005 of the Government of India. This rule clearly excludes books, publications, periodicals etc for a library from the category of “goods”.
   

(1)

No discount on publisher's prices fixed for Indian subscribers.
   

(2)

Conversion rates as per latest GOC Circular as prevailing on the date of billing only.
   

(3)

Bills to remain valid for 30 days from the date of bill. Supplementary bills shall be raised in case there is any difference in the price as charged by the Publishers or if there is a delay in payment beyond the period as recommended above.
   

(4)

Full advance payment to be made against all journal bills.
   

(5)

No security deposit.
   

(6)

Claims for missing issues of journals to be made within 90 days of the publication of the issue in case it is supplied directly by the publisher to the end user. In case of claims beyond 90 days of publication, if rejected by the publisher, the agent will not be held responsible for refund. No penal interest is payable on stray missing issues. In case of delivery from the agent, the supply will be reviewed every quarter between the Library and the agent. All legitimate claims from customers to be settled by the vendors within one and half years from the date of receipt of payment. However, this would not include titles which are published behind schedule.
   

(7)

The customer should not insist on acknowledgements for receipt of payment from the Publishers when orders are routed through approved vendors of GOC. Most publishers do not have a system of sending such acknowledgements.
   

(8)

All subscriptions are subject to full advance payment only. No monthly, quarterly or half yearly payments will be accepted by the approved vendors from the Institutes.
   

(9)

All Institutional customers are advised to route their requirements through the approved vendors of GOC and not directly through foreign publishers.
   

(10)

In case of any grievance regarding subscription orders placed through a GOC approved agent, institutions/end customers are free to bring forth their complaint directly to the GOC for amicable settlement.
   
   

CONSTITUTION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE GOOD OFFICES COMMITTEE MEMBERS

1

Assam Publishers Association, Guwahati

 

2

Bangalore Booksellers & Publishers Association, Bangalore

 

3

Bombay Booksellers & Publishers Association, Mumbai

   

4

Delhi State Booksellers & Publishers Association, New Delhi

   

5

Federation of Educational Publishers in India

   

6

Federation of Indian Publishers

   

7

Federation of Publishers & Booksellers Associations in India

   

8

Lanka Booksellers Welfare Society, Varanasi

   

9

Publishers & Booksellers Association of Bengal, Calcutta

   

10

Publishers & Booksellers Guild, Kolkata

   

11

Rajasthan Publishers & Booksellers Association, Jaipur

   

12

The Booksellers & Publishers Association of South India, Chennai

   

13

Booksellers and Publishers Association, Hyderabad

 
FUNCTIONS

The Good Office Committee is a voluntary organization formed to: (i) establish uniform terms for supply of books and journals to libraries, (ii) to ensure a fair working margin to booksellers and (iii) to provide an efficient service to the libraries. The Committee meets at regular intervals and, after taking into consideration the fluctuations in the currency rates, decides on the rates of conversion governing sale of books and periodicals. These rates are widely circulated amongst the libraries all over India either directly or through booksellers. THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE VIDE THEIR O.M. NO. F. 23(7). EII (A)/83 DATED 7.2.1984 MADE CHANGES IN THE GENERAL FINANCIAL RULES WHICH DISPENSE WITH THE NECESSITY OF CALLING FOR TENDERS OR QUOTATIONS IN RESPECT OF PURCHASE OF BOOKS, PERIODICALS, ETC.

Copy of O.M. No.F23 (7) E.11 (A)/83 New Delhi dated the 7.2.1984/18 Magh 1905 (Saka) of Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), addressed to all the Ministries / Department of the Government of India and copies endorsed to Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Union Public Service Commission and others.

Subject:-

Amendment to rules 99 and 116 of the General Financial rules, 1963 (Third edition) exclusion of books, publications and periodicals, etc. from the definition of "Stores".

Attention of all the Ministries / Department of the Government of India is invited to rules 99 and 116 contained in Chapter 8 dealing with the "Stores" in the General Financial Rules, 1963. The President has been pleased to decide that hereafter the books, publications, periodicals, etc. of a library will not be treated as an item of "Stores" as defined in the "Note" below Rule 99 of the General Financial Rules, 1963. Accordingly the provisions of the said "Note" and the Government of India's decision.
(1) below Rule 116 of the General Financial Rules 1963, (Third Edition) have been amended as per amendment enclosed.* This issue with the approval of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Department of Supply
(2) Hindi version of this O.M. is enclosed.**



Sd/-
(K.L. Mehta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

* relevant extract reproduced below.
** Not enclosed

   
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA'S DECISION (AS AMENDED)

Librarians may purchase books, etc., from the reputed and standard booksellers on the prevalent terms and conditions. Tenders need not be called for this purpose.

APPROVED SUPPLIERS OF BOOKS TO LIBRARIES AND INSTITUTIONS

Please see  Latest Directory of Members of FPBAI,
or Members list on our website:
www.fpbai.org


APPROVED SUPPLIERS OF JURNALS/SUBSCRIPTION

Please see list below (Valid up to 31th March, 2015)

 

1.

A & A Periodical Subscription Agency (P) Ltd

 

24-B/5, Desh Bandh Gupta Road
Dev Nagar, New Delhi-110005
Ph-011-43240200

2.

Doctor's Library(India) Pvt. Ltd

 

101 Jahangir Mansion
Behind Metro Adlabs Cinema Road
Mumbai - 400020

3.

Lakshmi Periodicals And Books(P)Ltd

 

2/78, Jankipuram Extn.
Sitapur Road Scheme
Lucknow-226021/U.P.
(Ph.)0522-2771113

4.

News & Literature House

 

83 Shopping Center
Kota - 342007/ Rajasthan

5.

Transworld Subscription Agency

 

Office No. 12-11-1396,
Boudha Nagar
Seethaphalmandi P O
Secunderabad - 500061

6.

A 4 Apple Agency

 

90/3144, Shramik CHs,
Nehru Nagar,Kurla(East) Mumbai-400024

7.

A.K.Books & Periodicals

 

C-7, Ajay Enclave Extension
New Delhi - 110018

8.

Ahuja Subscription Agency

 

4348/4C, Madan Mohan Street
Ansari Road, Darya Ganj
New Delhi – 110 002

9.

Allied Publishers Subscription Agency

 

Post Box No. 7203, 13/14,
Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002

10.

Apex Subscription (P) Ltd

 

G-116, Shagun Arcade,
Gen.A.K. Vaidya Marg, Dindoshi, Malad(East)
Mumbai - 400097

11.

Arvind Prakashnan

 

15, Durga Nursary Road, Ashok Nagar,
Main Road Udaipur/Rajasthan

12.

Arya's Book Centre

 

The Hospital Road, Post Box No. 61
Udaipur – 313 001

13.

Asian Books(P) Ltd.

 

7/28, Mahavir Lane, 1st Floor
Ansari Road, Daryaganj
New Delhi - 110002
(23282098)

14.

Aura Impex

 

IIIrd Floor 16, Durga Nursery Road,
Ashok Nagar Main Road,
Udaipur – 313001, Rajasthan

15.

B. Bros & Co.

 

13A, Nirmal Chandra Street, (1st Floor)
Calcutta-700012

16.

Balani Infotech

 

B-116, Sector 67,
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar
Noida-201301. U.P.

17.

Bhaisaiya Books & Periodicals

 

A-463, Shastri Nagar
Delhi – 110052

18.

Bharat Book Bureau

 

207, Hermes Atrium, Sector11
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400 614

19.

Bibliomatics

 

Post Box No. 177
Main Road
Manipal/Karnataka

20.

Central News Agency Ltd.

 

23/90, Connaught Circus,
New Delhi-110001

21.

Consortium Books Ltd.

 

19-B/13, Elgin Road, First Floor,
Civil Lines Allahabad-211001 (UP) India

22.

Creative Books & Periodicals(P)Ltd

 

Halima Building
7 Nanabhai Lane
Mumbai-400001
(Ph.)(022)22043342

23.

D.S Information Services(P) Ltd.

 

Flat No. 301 ,Ratandeep Appartment,
Phase -II 127/292 'U' Block,Nirala Nagar
Kanpur-208014

24.

Global Information System Technology(P)Ltd

 

877, Phase V, Udyog Vihar
Gurgaon-122001
(Ph.)(0124)461400

25.

Globe Publications (p) Ltd.

 

B-13, 3rd Floor, Block A,LSC
Ring Road, Naraina vihar
New Delhi - 110028 (ph.) 45055555

26.

Globe Subscription Agency

 

3-4-870/1, Barkatpura
Hyderabad -500027

27.

Hind Book House

 

A-29,New Friends Colony,
New Delhi-110025

28.

Hindustan Subscription Service

 

P. Box No. 8804, PMG Complex 3rd Floor,
57 South Usman Road, T. Nagar
Chennai - 600017

29.

IBH Journal Services

 

1st Floor, Rajendra Mansion,
19A, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj,
New Delhi-110002

30.

Igoup Infotech India (P) Ltd.

 

B-116, Sect or 67, Distt.Gautam Budh Nagar
Noida-201301 (U.P.)

31.

Indica Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.

 

7/31, Ansari Road, Daryaganj,
New Delhi - 110002

32.

infotrack library solutions

 

506-A, Jyoti Shikhar, District Centre
Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110058
(ph.) 25624233

33.

Innovative Subscription Service

 

Flat No.1, Plot H-2/94, Dwarka, Sector-1,
Mahavir Enclave,
New Delhi-110045

34.

International Book House (P) Ltd.

 

Indian Mercantile Mansions (Extn.)
Madam Cama Road, Mumbai - 400 039
(ph.) (022) 66242222

35.

Jain Periodicals Subscription Agency

 

1586/113, Tri Nagar
Delhi-110035
(Ph.)27383728

36.

Journals Subscription Services

 

23, North West Avenue
First Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh
New Delhi-110026

37.

Kunal Subscription Agency

 

A-402, 4th Floor, Govind Plaza Flats
Near Kiran Park, Nava Wadaj
Ahmedabad - 380013
Nera Mithakhali Crossed Six Road,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009

38.

Library Book Supplier

 

290A, South Malaka
Allahabad-211003/U.P.

39.

Maya Library Services

 

S-9, 2nd floor, Above Federal Bank,
Pocket-5, Sector-5, Dewarka,
New Delhi-110075

40.

New India Publishing Agency

 

101, Vikas Surya Plaza
I.S.C.Market,C.U. Block, Pitam Pura
Delhi – 110088

41.

Panima Subscription Agency

 

16, Prakash Apartments, 5, Ansari Road,
Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002

42.

Paras Medical Books (P) Ltd.

 

5-1-473,Jambagh Road,Opp.V.V.College,
Near Putli Bowli,Hyderabad-500095

43.

Prashant Book Agency

 

4263A/3, 1st /floor, Ansari Road,
Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110002

44.

RAPID BOOK SERVICE

 

Shop No.6, 7 Kishor Bazar Mausam Bagh,
Sitapur Road, Lucknow

45.

Ratan Subscription Services

 

5A, Citizen Enclave,
Sector 14 Extension, Rohini,
New Delhi-110085

46.

Readers Point

 

565,1st Floor,
9th Main Mc Layout,
Vijayanagar, Bangalore - 560040

47.

Rhino International Agencies

 

74, Mahavir Centre, Sector-17
Vasi, Navi Mumbai-400705

48.

S.K. Publication

 

10/323, Sunder Vihar
Outer Ring Road
New Delhi – 110 087

49.

Satish Serial Publications

 

404, Express Tower
Commercial Complex, Azadpur, New Delhi - 110033

50.

Saurabh Pustak Bhandar Internatioinal

 

B/20, Sthapatya Apartment,
Near Sterling Hospital, Memnagar,
Ahmedabad-380052

51.

Savan Books

 

1.160, V.O.C. Street, Palavakam,
Chennai – 600041

52.

Scientific Publishers (India)

 

5-A, New Pali Road, P.O. Box 91,
Jodhpur-342001

53.

Sita Books & Periodicals (P) Ltd

 

213, B Wing, Arjun Centre, Govandi Station Road,
Govandi (E) Mumbai-400088, Maharashrta

54.

South Asia Distributors & Publishers

 

92-C(part), Next To Span House
1st Floor, Gurudwara Road, Madangir,
New Delhi - 110062

55.

Student's Book Depot

 

Kunjlal Street ,Upper Bazar,
Ranchi

56.

Surya Infotainment Products Pvt. Ltd.

 

"Abhilaash" No. 12A/1,Yamunabai Road
Madhavnagar,Bangaluru-560001

57.

Swetal Subscription service

 

410,Galaxy Mall,Haridas Park,
Above Raymonds Showroom,
Opposite Rani Zansi Brts Bus Stop,
Satellite Main Road,
Ahemdabad-380015

58.

The Law Publishers

 

Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines
Allahabad - 211 003

59.

The Standard Book Co.

 

16, Main Krishnappa Garden
Opp. Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore - 560041, (ph.) 080 - 26638899

60.

UK SUBSCRIPTION PVT. LTD.

 

K-20, Model Town-II,
Delhi-110009

61.

Unique Media Integrators

 

148, Valluvarkottam
High Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600034

62.

Universal Subscription Agency(P)Ltd

 

877, Udyog Vihar, Phase-V
Gurgaon/Haryana
(Ph.)(0124)4614000

63.

University Book House

 

Subscription Agency, O-16,
Malviya Nagar, C-Scheme
Jaipur-302001

64.

V.P.H Subscription Services (P) Ltd.

 

12, Bhabanath Sen Street, Kolkata - 700004
(ph.) 225540075

65.

Vardhman Books & Periodicals

 

102, Vikas Surya Plaza,(Above Vijaya Bank),
CU- Block (L.S.C Market),Pitam Pura,
Delhi- 110034

66.

Vatsal Enterprises

 

FU-75,Pitam Pura,
(Near Income Tax Colony)
Delhi-110088

67.

Vijay Store (Ahmedabad)

 

62 Kalyan Bhuvan, Near Rupam Cinema
Relief Road, Ahmedabad-380001

68.

Vijay Store, Anand

 

Near Gopal Talkies, Station Road,
Anand- 38001, Gujrat