Posted on 23 July 2012 by Dipak Kumar
Ranjan Singh says he is a chief reporter with Dainik Bhaskar in Bihar. He has shot a letter to Indian Cooperative from Samastipur exposing the highhandedness of cooperative officials in paddy procurement.
We produce below the letter
There is a village named Dhrubgama in the Kalyanpur block of Samastipur district. Farmers are being openly paid only Rs 1225 per thousand kg of wheat by the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies here, while the governmental rate is Rs 1260.
Farmers are also asked to bring their bag which PACS’s officials promise to return in course of time. The story is same in every villages of the district. There is no official who would bother to listen to you.
Corruption is rampant in cooperatives here. Every time one seeks loan from a cooperative bank, cut is demanded first.
I phoned cooperative official Ram Naresh Pandey but he dismissed the matter by demanding written complaint. When I asked the phone number of Registrar from him he had none.
I request you to goad higher officials of cooperative at the national level to help farmers get Rs 1260 per thousand kilogram of wheat. Government of Bihar is doing nothing.
Posted on 13 September 2010 by Dipak Kumar
In Ahmadabad, Siddhi Cooperative Bank has witnessed an unusual case.H M Goswami, sub inspector of police reported that his brother’s account with the bank suddenly swelled with fund which was soon withdrawn. This one case has the Kalupur police officials totally baffled.
They got to know after the money was transferred in and out of the account when the account statement from Siddhi Cooperative Bank Ltd, Kalupur, reached them. Apparently this bank account was misused by the cheats to transfer the funds.
“The case was registered with us on September 25, 2009. However, director of the bank, Jigar Thakkar had got a stay against his arrests. He was one of the witnesses who signed at the time of opening some of the accounts under scanner. The stay expired recently and he was arrested on Thursday.
Obviously the Director is in know of things and can help solve the mystery of invisible funds
Posted on 05 June 2010 by Dipak Kumar
The grapevine has it that Bagchi Bhai Patel is not actively involved in the business of Kribhco.Only recently he was elected Chairman of Kribhco which saw intense backroom manipulations.
He has written a letter to Kribhco board in which he cites his bad health for his inability to participate in the Kribhco affair. But the interesting twist in the letter comes when he writes that all the responsibilities of the Chairman will be shouldered by Vice-Chairman. NCUI President and Kribhco former Chairman Mr. Chandra Pal Singh is the vice chairman of Kribhco. So the effective power rests in his hand only.
Mr. Chandra Pal’s decision to stay in Kribhco as Vice Chairman has not been welcomed by many old cooperators who feel that a President of the apex body like NCUI should not accept such roles.