The National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) is to take up the issue of an amendment in its bye laws in order to avert any future situation in which the current President Chandra Pal Singh Yadav got entangled by the ruling of the arbitrator Mr Manjhi.
The apex cooperative organization is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in N Delhi on Thursday where delegates from various parts of the nation are expected to participate.
The duly elected representatives of national level cooperative federations such as IFFCO,KRIBHCO or NAFED would be held as elected and not nominated after this amendment. Only government nominated members would be treated as nominated.
Talking to Indian Cooperative, NCUI President Chandra Pal Singh Yadav said that this provision was already there but in the light of arbitrator’s ruling we have felt the need for introducing a “small clarification”.
When Indian Cooperative asked him if this change in bye law would help him in current legal imbroglio, Chandra Pal said “ It would not help me in present case but in future such constitutional crisis could be averted”.
“There is already provision in NCUI bye laws that four highest paid cooperative federations would have say in the affairs of NCUI and their representative would have all the rights enjoyed by other members of Governing Council. They are elected members in their parent organization and thus should be treated as such by NCUI also”, Chandra Pal Singh added.
General Body may also make a renewed appeal to government for release of fund as its various field projects are languishing with staffs driven to the brink of starvation.
It was government which funded these projects and NCUI’s job was to monitor them. We may also meet the agriculture Minister again to make a request for release of the fund, said Mr Singh.