11. Amendment of section 19

In the principal Act, in section 19,--

  1. to sub-section (1), the following proviso shall be added, namely:--
    "Provided that if there is no woman or a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Schedules Tribes in a Taluk Library Council, the Government shall nominate a woman or a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Schedules Tribes, as the case may be, to that Council.";
  2. in sub-section (2), for the existing proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-
    "Provided that one of the members so elected shall be a woman and one shall be a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.".