Frequently Asked Questions on Cooperatives: Decoding the Cooperative Law

by K. K. Tripathy, V. K. Dubey & S. K. Wadkar
ISBN: 9789358878387 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 134 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 11.96 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NCUI
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The "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cooperatives" is a comprehensive guide designed to simplify and clarify the world of cooperatives for various stakeholders. It serves as a beacon in the cooperative landscape, emphasizing its role in addressing common questions and making cooperative laws and regulations more comprehensible within the Indian socio-economic context. As cooperatives play a crucial role in India's sustainable development, this book becomes especially relevant in the context of government policies and the establishment of the "Ministry of Cooperation." It covers key cooperative topics across 15 chapters, serving as a valuable resource for members, leaders, students, and enthusiasts, encouraging them to embrace cooperative principles and contribute to India's self-reliance journey.

K. K. Tripathy: an IES (1999 batch) officer, currently serves as an Economic Adviser (EA) in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. With over two years of experience as an EA in the Ministry of Cooperation and with a little over three years as Director of VAMNICOM, Pune, he holds a PhD from IIT Delhi, focusing on 'Micro Finance in Rural India.' Dr.Tripathy's career includes impactful roles in State Administrative Service in Odisha too. Over his 25-year government tenure, he has contributed significantly to ministries/departments such as Education, Agriculture, Rural Development etc. Besides, he has authored several articles and edited books on self-employment, micro-finance, and contemporary development issues.

V. K. Dubey: is an accomplished Adviser and a distinguished former Executive Director at the NCUI, New Delhi. With over three and a half decades of unwavering commitment to rural and cooperative development, Dr. Dubey has left an indelible mark in the field. Throughout his glorious career, Dr. Dubey has held pivotal positions, shaping the course of development in India. With an unwavering commitment to the cooperative movement and a profound dedication to academic and practical excellence, Dr. Dubey continues to inspire and lead, leaving an indomitable legacy in the world of cooperative development.

S. K. Wadkar: is a seasoned social enterprise management trainer and Adviser to the NCUI, New Delhi. He has over ten years of expertise, has worked at prestigious institutions such as VAMNICOM Pune, TISS Mumbai, and IARI New Delhi. Dr.Wadkar has conducted influential national studies for the Government of India on "agribusiness education," "Competitiveness and Sustainability of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)," "Comparison of Cooperative Law", "Comparison of Cooperatives vs. other business entities," etc. Dr.Wadkar holds a degree in agriculture from Dr. PDKV, Akola, Maharashtra, a Master's in 'Agricultural Extension & Communication' from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand, and a Ph.D. in 'Agricultural Extension Education' from ICAR- NDRI, Karnal, Haryana.

1. Basics of Cooperatives 2. Forming of Cooperatives 3. Cooperative Members Rights and Liabilities 4. Amendments of Bye-Laws in Cooperative Society 5. Cooperatives: Amalgamation, Division and Transfer of Assets 6. Government Support to Cooperatives 7. Governance and Management of Cooperatives 8. Elections of the Cooperative Society 9. Recruitment in Cooperatives 10. Properties and Funds Management 11. Audit, Inspection, and Inquiry 12.Disputes Settlement 13. Proclamation for Sale of Property 14. Appeal, Review, and Revision 15. Liquidation