JAMMU, February 15: Cooperative Secretary Yasha Mudgal chaired a meeting today to review the functioning of the department.
The secretary insisted on streamlining staff, strengthening the three-tier structure of cooperative societies, accelerating the registration of cooperative societies in general in addition to tourism cooperatives, women’s cooperatives, SC cooperatives, ST and ALC in particular.
She instructed officers to meet the Lieutenant Governor’s goal of registering 1,000 new co-operative societies. She also asked the Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies to work for the registration of at least one co-operative as a model co-operative at district level which will act as an apex co-operative with links to other small-scale co-operatives to stimulate their business activities.
Regarding the merger of cooperative acts, Registrar of Cooperative Societies J&K has informed that a committee will be formed to look into the matter and provide the recommendations in this regard to be submitted to the legal department for review.
The Secretary directed the Cooperative Registration Societies (RCS) to provide a project proposal to the Administrative Department regarding the establishment of Superbazars in each district headquarters. She requested to hire a Chartered Accountant for the existing functional Super Bazaars in Jammu and Kashmir.
She also led the installation of dashboards to track the registration process of cooperatives and agricultural producer organizations. She also asked the deputy registrars to sensitize the local masses about the electronic portal, so that they can register their cooperatives/FPOs through online registration.
While reviewing progress under the Department of Cooperatives 2021-22 Capex Budget, the Secretary directed the Deputy Clerks to raise the matter with the Executing Agency regarding the timely completion of work with 100% utilization of funds by the end of March 2022.
The Secretary said that the shift to electronic office has brought a considerable improvement in the elimination of official business in addition to establishing accountability by monitoring the statistics of the movement of files, thus improving the delivery of public services.
The meeting was attended by the Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Shafqat Iqbal Online while Additional RCS Jammu, Director of Finance, Additional Secretary of Co-operatives Department, Joint Registrar Audit/Special Jammu, Deputy Director P&S and all Deputy Registrars, District Audit Officers, General Managers of Superbazars and Deputy Registrars attended in person.