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IFFCO wins PRSI Award

Posted on 20 December 2014

IFFCO, the leading cooperative of the country has yet again bagged a prestigious national award in the field of Public Relation by globally recognized body PRSI. It has been awarded the prize in the category of “Best Employee Communication Programme.” The 36th PRSI conference is being held in Jaipur, Rajasthan from 19th to 21st December. […] Continue Reading

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IFFCO welcomes GST

Posted on 19 December 2014

The leading framers’ cooperative IFFCO has welcomed the introduction of harmonised goods and service tax (GST) by the cabinet on Wednesday evening and hoped that agricultural produce would be part of it so that the farmers of the country are also benefited. Union Cabinet put its seal on the ambitious Constitutional amendment act on GST […] Continue Reading

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From States

Centre to solve urea-crisis in Haryana

Posted on 19 December 2014

The central govt will supply 15 thousand metric tonnes of urea daily to Haryana reeling from a serious shortage of the fertiliser. Union minister of chemicals and fertilisers Anant Kumar has taken this decision following consultation with the officials of his ministry. The Minister source says it would increase the quantum of supply if the […] Continue Reading

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Not abandonment but repositioning: IFFCO Canada

Posted on 18 December 2014

In a statement issued the other day IFFCO Canada has said it will have a new arrangement for its urea fertiliser project at Becancour in Canada. An upswing in construction costs has rammed home the need for a new strategy and for new business partners. It is not abandonment but just an effort to develop […] Continue Reading

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Amin creates history, gets elected 8th term

Posted on 18 December 2014

Shri G H Amin , the well known face of cooperative sector has been elected unanimously as Chairman of the Gujarat State Cooperative Union, Ahmedabad. He created history as it was his 8th consecutive victory. A meeting of the board of management of Gujarat State Cooperative Union was held last week in Ahmedabad under the […] Continue Reading

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Idle fertilser plants to be activated

Posted on 17 December 2014

The central govt is likely to make three major fertliser plants lying idle in the country operational again. These plants include Gorakhpur (UP), Barauni (Bihar) and Sindri (Jharkhand). Sources claim, an agreement has already been hammered out between the ministry of chemicals and fertiliser and the ministry of petroleum. Minister of fertliser Anant Kumar has […] Continue Reading

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Mercantile co-op bank of UP in trouble

Posted on 17 December 2014

The Reserve Bank of India has extended Directions issued to Indian Mercantile Co-operative Bank based in Lucknow for a further period of six months from December 12, 2014 to June 11, 2015, subject to review. The bank was under directions since June 12, 2014. According to the Directions, Indian Mercantile Co-operative Bank Ltd., Lucknow cannot […] Continue Reading

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From States

Co-ops have to get audited every year

Posted on 16 December 2014

Pursuant to the new rules, all cooperative societies in Kerala shall have to get their accounts examined at least once in a year by auditors selected by the general body from a panel prepared by the director of cooperative audit (DCA). Experts say the current shortage of qualified auditors needs to be remedied so as […] Continue Reading

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Cooperative Coffee Shop

CHS wary of referring to Bye-Laws!

Posted on 06 December 2014

By I C Naik Cooperative society is a creature of a statute. It is not a body established by Statute like public Sector Undertakings. It is registered as a private association of the like minded persons coming together voluntarily and for common economic gain like the maintenance of house property and getting amenities and services […] Continue..

New State Co-op E C confuses further!

Resolving Active Member confusion

Co-op News Snippets

Co-op vacancies in Rajasthan

Posted on 19 December 2014

Rajasthan Institute of Co-operative Education and Management (RICEM) has called upon applications for vacancies of different cadres of Rajasthan State Co-operative Bank Limited and Central Co-operative Bank. Last date to register is December 31. RICEM has been authorized to conduct recruitment for vacancies of different cadres of Rajasthan State Co-operative Bank Ltd. And Central Co-operative […] Continue..

Birla ties up with GOI for fertilizer plant in MP

Fertiliser: Anger spreads in MP


Cooperative Complaint Board

CKP Co-op Bank: No respite yet

Posted on 03 August 2014

There is no respite for CKP Co-op Bank depositors yet. Petitions and protests have failed to move the government, RBI and top cooperative leaders. Little do they realize that such incidents drive away the trust of people from what is touted as cooperative model? Through a circular issued in May RBI had said “the  CKP […] Continue..

Complaint against Refinery View CHS

Selling surplus flats to cronies!

Cooperative Success Stories


Posted on 08 November 2014

The Gujarat State Co-Op. Bank Ltd. has opened new branch at Gandhinagar on 3rd of November 2014. The high-voltage function was organized at “Gandhinagar branch” at ” Sardar Sahakari Khand Bhawan, Plot No. 274, Sector-16, Gandhinagar. Earlier, the cooperative bank got a new feather in its cap a fortnight ago when the BJP President Amit Shah inaugurated RuPay ATM and debit […] Continue..

Jasmine co-op society: Heroic fight by Kamat

Success story of Rupjyoti SHG, Doligaon