Association president Somepalli Venkata Subbayya and general secretary Chalapaka Prakash on Saturday said that the earlier chairman stint elapsed just before the bifurcation of state.
As the Chairman post is vacant, crores of rupees, which must be received from Raja Ramamohan Roy Library Foundation in Kolkata, are freezed. The Association has requested the government to appoint the Chairman post of Grandhalaya Parishad immediately.
It also requested the government to take necessary steps to credit the library cess from the municipal corporations and municipalities to the libraries. Due to arrears, the libraries are not able to purchase books.