Department of Cooperatives




The Cooperative Department, is charged with the responsibility of registration of Cooperative Societies/Cooperatives, post-registration supervision and audit etc. of the Cooperative Societies registered under the provisions of Cooperative Societies Act 1989. The main functions of the Department are as under:

  • Registration of Cooperative Societies/Cooperatives.
  • Registration of amendments to the Bye-laws of Cooperative Societies
  • Ensure timely conduct of Election to the Managing Committee in Cooperative Societies by the incumbent managements;
  • Ensure proper investment of funds by Cooperative Societies as per Act and Rules;
  • Conduct audit, order inspection, enquiry and also initiating surcharge proceedings against negligent functionaries of cooperative societies;
  • Settlement of disputes of Cooperative Societies through the process of arbitration
  • To function as an appellate Court in respect of orders passed by lower arbitration courts;
  • Enforcement/execution of Orders, Awards and Decrees of subordinate Arbitration Courts;
  • Order winding up and cancellation of registration of defunct/ non-functional Cooperative societies.
  • Advise for creation of Cooperative Education Fund for training, education, and publicity programmes for the development of Cooperative Movement.
  • To take steps for framing/amending Cooperative Societies Act/Rules, from time to time, as per requirement
  • To frame, implement execute and monitor various schemes approved by the Central /State Govts, including financial assistance to various sectors of Cooperatives

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