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The Department of Cooperation will regulate and monitor the activities of Cooperative Societies to ensure their democratic function and to protect the interests of the members of the Cooperative Societies as provided in the Cooperative Act.Cooperative Societies are Organizations that are registered under one of the Cooperative Societies Acts.They work as independent economic enterprises.They extend various services that include finance to its members and member organizations.The Cooperative Societies are expected to function on certain cooperative principles and cooperative identity based on certain values of the Societies as a whole, within the framework of the Cooperative Societies Acts and Rules.

Functions

 

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1.To stand witness and assist in the formation of Cooperative Societies by Citizens as members of the Cooperatives. Towards this end, the department shall

  • Disseminate information on how to form and register the Cooperatives.
  • Respond promptly to the proposals for registration.
  • Keep up to date records of registration and make this information accessible to public and supply authenticated copies on demand.

2. To provide the following services to Cooperatives and their members on demand under APCS Act 1964.

  • Registration of byelaws and amendments to byelaws to render the Cooperative Society a body corporate by its registered name with perpetual succession and a common seal.
  • Conduct of elections to new Managing committee on application by members, at the expiry of the term of the present Committees and making appointments for interim management where elections are not conducted.
  • Conduct of yearly Audit of the Cooperatives and issue of Audit certificates.
  • Settlements of disputes between member(s) and the society, touching the constitution, management or business of the society on reference of the disputes.
  • Recovery of debts to societies by its members on application and of dues under a decision, award or an order.
  • Conduct inquires and inspections into the constitution, working and / or financial condition of the Cooperative on application by its members, for timely action on irregularities committed- such actions being criminal action against delinquents, civil action for recovery of misappropriated amounts, disqualifying M.C. members / members, supercession of erring M.C.
  • Liquidating the non-viable and non-functioning Cooperatives on application by their members.
  • Convening of General body meetings of cooperatives on requisition from members / MC members
  • Supplying certified copies of documents like Inspection / Inquiry reports, Awards, Audit reports etc.
  • Verifying the stocks of the stores of the society and issue of certificates, on application
  • Accord statutory approvals for certain transactions or proposals of the societies- such as
    1. 116-C staffing pattern and pay scales to employees
    2. Investments of funds by society under Rule 37
    3. Sanction of prosecution under Rule 83
    4. Conditional attachment of properties and sale confirmation under Rule 52

REGISTRATION OF A COOPERATIVE SOCIETY (UNDER APCS ACT 1964)

AMENDMENT OF BYE -LAWS

INQUIRY

INSPECTION

ARBITRATION

  • MONETARY
  • NON-MONETARY
  • PRIMARY SOCIETIES
  • CO-OPERATIVE URBAN BANKS & DISTRICT LEVEL SOCIETIES
  • STATE LEVEL & APEX SOCIETIES

1. EXECUTION PETITIONS
2. APPLICATION FEE
3. ACTION AGAINST MOVABLES - - IMMOVABLES

ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE U/S 71

ELECTIONS

AUDIT

1. APPEAL
2. MONETARY - NON-MONETARY - REVIEW & REVISION

OTHER SERVICES

REGISTRATION OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY UNDER THE MUTUALLY AIDED CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES ACT

 

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Organization

Commissioner for Cooperation & Registrar of Cooperative Societies:- Shri. Dr. C.UmaMalleswara Rao, IAS 

The commissioner is assisted by 3 Additional Registrars and one Chief Auditor in the Cadre of Additional Registrar.The entire State is divided into 6 zones. Each Additional Registrar will be in charge for two Zones.

The commissioner is also assisted by the following Joint Registrars:

  1. Joint Registrar, Accounts
  2. Joint Registrar, Performance Monitoring Cell, Planning and Trainig
  3. Joint Registrar, Legal
  4. Joint Registrar, Administration and ICDP
  5. Joint Registrar, Urban Banks

In every District one DISTRICT COOPERATIVE OFFICE is set up. The District Cooperative Office is headed by an officer of the cadre of Jt. Registrar

There are 68 Divisional Cooperative Offices in the State. These officers are being controlled by the District Cooperative Office. In each District there 2 - 4 Divisional Cooperative Offices. These offices are headed by an officer of the cadre of Dy.Registrar.

There are Sub divisional Cooperative Offices working under Divisional Cooperative Office.

Five Cooperative Tribunals are set up in the State at the following places:

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Warangal
  3. Vijayawada
  4. Visakhapatnam

Types of Cooperatives under the purview of CC & RCS

Apex Cooperatives (Federations)

  1. AP State Cooperative Bank (APCOB)
  2. AP Marketing Cooperative Federation (APMARKFED)
  3. AP Housing Federation (HOUSEFED)
  4. AP State Cooperative Union (APSCU)
  5. AP State Coop Rural / Irrigation Corporation (APSRC)
  6. AP Sahakara Vignana Samithi (APSVS)
  7. AP State Coop Joint Farming Federation
  8. AP State Cooperative Jt. Labour Contract Federation
  9. Hyderabad State Cooperative Association (HACA)

Central Societies (Federations)

  1. District Cooperative Central Banks and their branches (DCCBs)
  2. District Cooperative Marketing Societies (DCMs)
  3. District Cooperative Joint Farming and Labour Contract Cooperative Federations

Primary Cooperatives

  1. Primary Agriculture Credit Cooperative Societies (PACs)
  2. Farmers Service Coop Societies (FSCS)
  3. Rural Banks (RBs)
  4. Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs)
  5. Employees Cooperative Credit Societies (ECCs)
  6. Housing Cooperative Societies
  7. Cooperative Joint Farming Societies
  8. Cooperative Labour contract Societies
  9. Rural Electrical Supply Cooperative Societies
  10. Consumer Cooperative Societies
  11. Different types of Weaker section Societies

Cooperative Act

  1. Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Societies Act and Rules, 1964
  2. Andhra Pradesh Aided Cooperative Societies Act, 1995
  3. Mutual State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002

Cooperative Society

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A Cooperative Society is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises.

Cooperative principles

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education and training of members
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community

 

 

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Cooperative Values

  1. Self - help
  2. Self - responsibility
  3. Democracy
  4. Equity
  5. Solidarity
  6. Other Values
    • Honesty
    • Openness
    • Social responsibility and Care for others                                                         
 
 
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