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IFFCO elections attract several contestants

Posted on 24 April 2014

“A few upsets in the re-election of IFFCO Directors could not be ruled out” was what Indian Cooperative wrote a couple of days ago. The large number of nominations and the subsequent intense negotiations point to this direction only. For the 21 Directors from among 12 constituencies, 57 nominations have been filed charging up the […] Continue Reading

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Cooperators rally behind Chandra Pal

Posted on 24 April 2014

In the last leg of his campaigning National Cooperative Union of India’s President Chandra Pal Singh Yadav has begun receiving full support from cooperative leaders cutting across party lines. Leaders from the cooperative world are flocking to Jhansi to support to Mr Yadav who is pitted against the BJP firebrand leader Uma Bharati. The polling […] Continue Reading

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Youth can usher in new era : Central Registrar

Posted on 23 April 2014

The youth form an overwhelming majority in India and their potential could be marshalled to give a new direction to the country. The students pursuing higher learning should not only excel in academics but also strive to become better human beings, remarked Dr. A.K. Bhutani, Joint Secretary Cooperation and Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies Govt. […] Continue Reading

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NCUI’s pension pain eases

Posted on 22 April 2014

NCUI dilly-dallying on the issue of pension arrears to its retired staff has finally ended with the apex cooperative organization implementing Delhi High Court’s order and escaping contempt. The court has in its February order asked NCUI to make payment in three installments- 50% by 31st March, 25% by 31 May and the remaining 25% […] Continue Reading

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CHS: Ubiquitous issue of leaking bathroom

Posted on 21 April 2014

By I C Naik In every one out of two housing societies in Mumbai there is a constant quarrel on who attends water leakage in the ceiling of a bathroom. In every such society residence of one flat out of every four flats faces this problem with no solution. Now this issue got a recognition […] Continue Reading

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Britain’s Co-operative Group crippled

Posted on 19 April 2014

Britain’s Co-operative Group has suffered a loss of 2.5 billion pounds in 2013. The year 2013 has been the worst in the Group’s 150 year history. This could be chalked up to failures of management, sources claim. According to experts, the recent developments in the Group ram home the need for thoroughgoing reforms in the […] Continue Reading

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97th CAA: Karnataka deserves a pat

Posted on 16 April 2014

By I C Naik The state of Karnataka excels in honoring Constitutional Mandates of 97th Constitutional Amendments unlike other Indian states. The State enacted Karnataka Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Act 2012 having got the Governor’s Assent the previous day was first published in the Karnataka Gazette Extra-ordinary on the Eleventh day of January, 2013. At that […] Continue Reading

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Licence for UCBs on the way?

Posted on 15 April 2014

There are reports that, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the govt. of India have had mutual consultations and decided to give licences to urban cooperative banks in the next days. Earlier, the Malegam Committee had suggested that UCBs play a useful role and there is need for UCBs to begin their operations in […] Continue Reading

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97the CAA: Professionalizing cooperatives

Posted on 04 April 2014

One of the weaknesses identified in cooperative sector was lack of functioning in professional manner. The Constitution (97th Amendment) Act 2011 (the 97CAA) has therefore focused on this with specific mandates to the States to bring the Cooperative Society Law in sharp focus. Article 243ZJ in new Part of the Constitution namely the Part Part […] Continue..

Asking questions lead to expulsion from co-op!

Co-op elections Vs General elections

Co-op News Snippets

Gujarat: Sugar co-op to take on IT Dept

Posted on 23 April 2014

The federation of Gujarat state cooperative sugar factories is on the warpath against the income tax department. The latter wants them to pay the tax spanning several years. Recently the IT dept has not only served notices to the sugar plants but also begun sealing some for not paying tax. The sugarcane farmers are exercised […] Continue..

Co-ops handy for dissemination of info

Co-op bank not in any hanky-panky


Cooperative Complaint Board

Selling surplus flats to cronies!

Posted on 22 April 2014

Jaising Bhor Elections were held in the July 2009 resulting into 11 members getting elected unopposed. High-handedness was apparent in the election process. AGM was held by the newly elected members on 10/8/2009 and the Chairman put resolution in the house to auction six surplus flats on the tender basis to the needy members of […] Continue..

CHS committee assumes power by a foul play

CHS: Office-bearers don’t provide papers

Cooperative Success Stories

Success story of Rupjyoti SHG, Doligaon

Posted on 05 March 2014

Rupjyoti SHG is a female group at Daloigaon under Central Jorhat Development block. The group was formed in the year 2006 with a membership of twenty women. This SHG’s experience proves how women with the help of the cooperative principles organize themselves to beat poverty and despair. The primary purpose of self help groups is […] Continue..

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