The Press and Registration of Books Rules, 1957
Published vide Notification No. 124-C, dated 21st January, 1957
(a) "Act" means the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867; and
(b) all other words and expressions used in these rules and not defined herein shall have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Act.3. Savings. - Nothing in these rules shall apply to-
(a) any second or subsequent edition of book or newspaper a first or previous edition of which has been delivered under the Act, unless such second or subsequent edition contains additions or alterations in letter-press or in maps, book prints or other engravings;
(b) any newspaper published in conformity with the rules laid down in Section 5;
(c) any class of books or papers excluded from the operation of the Act by the State Government under Section 21.4. Declaration by keeper of press and printer or publisher of newspaper. - Every book or paper printed within the State of Orissa shall have printed legibly on it, the name of the printer, place of printing, the names of the press or presses in which the same has been printed and name of the publisher and the place of publication. 5. Mention of the name of the press in the declaration under Sections 4 and 5. - Every keeper of a printing press while filing a declaration under Section 4 and every printer and publisher while filing a declaration under Section 5 shall respectively mention the name of the press which he wants to keep in his possession or where he will print or publish the books or papers as the case may be. 6. Delivery of copies to District Magistrate, time and place. - (a) A printed copy of the whole of every book, together with all maps, prints or other engravings belonging thereto, finished and coloured in the same manner as the best copies of the same, and together with a memorandum giving the particulars set forth in Section 18, shall, notwithstanding any agreement (if the book be published) between the printer and the publisher thereof, be delivered by the printer to the District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction the book is printed, at his office within one calendar month from the date on which the book was first delivered from the press by the printer thereof.
(b) The printer of every newspaper shall deliver to the District Magistrate free of cost two copies of each issue of such newspaper as soon as it is published as set forth in Section 11-A.7. Requisition for extra copies by Governmental. - (1) If the State Government so require, an additional copy of any book, a copy of which has already been delivered under the preceding rule shall be delivered to the District Magistrate by the printer thereof within one calendar month from the date of such requisition. (2) Two such requisitions may be made within one calendar year from the date of the first delivery of the book out of the Press. 8. Grounds on which acceptance may be refused. - A District Magistrate to whom delivery is tendered may refuse to take delivery of a copy of a book-
(a) if such copy is not properly bound, sewed or stitched; or
(b) if the quality of the paper, the finish or the colouring is not equal to that of the best copies; or
(c) if all the pages are not consecutively numbered; or
(d) if, in the case of a serial publication, the previous numbers have not been duly delivered.9. Certificate to accompany delivery. - The person who tenders a copy of a book for delivery shall at the same time furnish a certificate in the following form, namely : "I, AB, hereby do certify that the accompanying book was first delivered out of the Press on the................day of............ 20.........
AB Printer"10. Default by printer or publisher of the press and keepers of presses, inquiry and disposal. - If any District Magistrate is satisfied-
(a) that any printer has within his jurisdiction printed a book or newspaper a copy whereof has not been delivered in the manner or within the time prescribed by the Act or the rules made thereunder, or
(b) that any publisher has within the time prescribed failed to supply a printer with maps, prints or other engravings belonging to a book which has been delivered to the District Magistrate by such printer, he shall either himself inquire into the matter and dispose of it under Section 16 or 16-A of the Act, as the case may be, or shall transfer it to any Magistrate of the first class for inquiry and disposal under the said sections.11. Grant and form of receipt. - On receipt of a copy of any book tendered for delivery under these rules, the Magistrate shall give to the person tendering delivery a receipt in the following form : "I, AB, do hereby acknowledge to have received from CD, the printer, one copy of the following book (here enter such particulars of the memoranda mentioned in Section 18 as are applicable) and I do hereby certify that the same is stated to have been first delivered out of the Press on the ........ day of.......... 20....... or that the requisition for a second or third copy made by the State Government is stated to have been received on the day of........... 20.......
AB District Magistrate"12. Transmission of copies and certificates to Director of Public Instruction. - Every District Magistrate who receives copies of books under these rule shall transmit the same forthwith to the Director of Public instruction, Orissa, together with the certificate under Rule 9. 13. Place of deposit of copies. - The office of the Director of Public Instruction, Orissa, shall be the place at which every copy received under Clause (a) of Section 9, shall be deposited in the first instance which shall in its turn deliver them to the Secretary, Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Library, Cuttack. 14. Catalogue of Books. - The office of the Director of Public Instruction, Orissa, shall also be, for the time being, the place at which the Catalogue of Books for the State of Orissa prescribed under Section 18, shall be kept, and such catalogue shall be kept under orders of the Director of Public Instruction.