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NZ tops UN census on co-operatives

Posted on 25 October 2014

The champion of the Kiwi co-operative sector is delighted by New Zealand’s top ranking in a UN survey measuring the social and economic impact of co-operatives in 145 countries. Cooperative Business NZ, which represents the interests of co-ops in this country, is now reviewing the United Nations Secretariat’s first ever Global Census on Co-operatives which […] Continue Reading

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From States

Demand for PSC appointment for co-ops

Posted on 23 October 2014

Kerala state Youth Commission Chairman R.V.Rajesh has urged the state govt to hold exams through Public Service Commission for appointments to scores of boards working under the state cooperative department. The youth commission has also asked the govt to ensure PSC appointments to various cooperative academia including Cooperative Academy of Professional Education. Mr. Rajesh says […] Continue Reading

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Banks

Cosmos Bank: Ex-Prez pays a visit

Posted on 22 October 2014

Last week Ex-President, Hon’ble Pratibha Patil paid a courtesy visit to Cosmos Tower, the corporate office of Cosmos Co-operative Bank Ltd and applauded the magnificent, state-of-the-art corporate office and Ganeshkhind Road, Pune and offered her best wishes for future development of the Bank. Present on this occasion were, Chairman of the Bank – Krishnakumar Goyal, […] Continue Reading

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World

Women’s co-op changing lives in Egypt-UN

Posted on 22 October 2014

A cattle-raising cooperative in Luxor has secured decent jobs and working conditions where 26 women earn an income and are the primary decision-makers on land and the division of labour. Green fields dotted with bright red tomatoes line the arid countryside around the village of Al Tod, in the Egyptian governorate of Luxor (a municipality […] Continue Reading

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From States

Bihar: Even kids cast vote in PACS election

Posted on 21 October 2014

PACS election in Bihar is turning murkier after each phase. The election that took place last week seemed a big farce with children at many places standing in a queue to cast votes as shown by some of the regional TV channels. In the Mile panchayat of the Viduupur block of the district Hajipur, minor […] Continue Reading

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Banks

No end of woes for Shree Ganesh Sahakari Bank

Posted on 21 October 2014

Nashik based urban cooperative bank Shree Ganesh Sahakari Bank will continue to be under lens of regulator RBI. The apex bank, in a press release said that it is not happy yet with the functioning of the bank and thus has decided to increase its period of direction by another six months starting September 30,2014. […] Continue Reading

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From States

Change of guard in co-op sector in Maharashtra?

Posted on 21 October 2014

The BJP’s win in the recent Maharashtra assembly vote has fueled speculation that the change of the guard will have wide-ranging consequences for the cooperative sector in the state as well. The reasons for this are not far to seek. The BJP jolly well knows that the cooperative sector that wields a crucial influence in […] Continue Reading

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IFFCO

IFFCO Board announces Sahkar awards

Posted on 20 October 2014

IFFCO Directors who sat for Board meeting on Friday resolved to honour sahkar awards to two of the veteran cooperators. It was decided that Sahakarita Ratna award would be given to Ravinda Pratap Singh and Sahakarita Bandhu award to Kamal Krishna Sharma. Congratulating them soon after the meeting IFFCO Managing Director U S Awasthi tweeted […] Continue Reading

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Consumer Forum mightier than Govt!

Posted on 22 September 2014

By I C Naik One can conclude from experiences that the consumer forum is proving mightier than the Government. Call it lack of will or lack of boldness on the part of citizens, a simple solution of getting conveyance through Consumer courts escaped the attention cooperative activists equally: State Authorities do not consider cooperative housing […] Continue..

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Co-op News Snippets

RBI moves in to help Hudhud victims

Posted on 22 October 2014

The RBI has lauded the AP govt’s efforts to face the challenge posed by the widespread destruction the recent cyclone caused in the state. The RBI chief recently had a meeting with the AP govt top officials. The apex bank has promised all possible help in putting the cyclone ravaged state back into a good […] Continue..

Karnataka: Lokayukta investigates CHS

Nabard sets up Rs 2,000 crore fund for food parks

 

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

Jasmine co-op society: Heroic fight by Kamat

Posted on 07 September 2014

This is a classic case of discrimination of a smaller group of members holding larger flats by a bigger group of members holding smaller flats in charging for common services provided. The story is about Vasant Vihar Jasmine Tower Co-operative Housing Society, a renowned housing society in Vasant Vihar, an upmarket area in the city […] Continue..

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