Cooperators small or big are hovering around Agriculture Ministry to get a birth in the NCCT Committee which is likely to be reconstituted in the near future. Union state Minister Purshottam Rupala is said to be the man who is drawing the crowd of cooperators.
NCCT Committee has about 21 members with NCUI President acting as its Chairman. Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary of Ministry, MD NCDC, Chairman NDDB and several others are on this committee which was last constituted in May 2014.
The tenure of committee is already over and the BJP dispensation would like to fill this up this time with its own nominees. Jaya Arunachalam of WWF was one of the members in the old board which is likely to be reconstituted.
As the grant to NCCT from the govt has dwindled, several cooperators connected to NCUI feel that the govt should not have any say in its reconstitution and it should be left to the NCUI. According to a report the NCUI President has also written a letter to the ministry to this effect.
Cooperators argue that the govt grant to NCCT is limited to its projects in the north-east and Vamnicom. In other matters, the apex cooperative body NCUI should have a final say.
Those who are in the current board include
1 President, NCUI – Chairman
2.Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, DOAC, Ministry of Agriculture-. Member
3.Joint Secretary (Cooperation), DOAC, Ministry of Agriculture, -. Member
4.K. Shivadasan Nair, Vice-President, NCUI- Member
5.Chief Executive, NCUI- Member
6.The Chairman or Chief Executive, NAFCUB- Member
7.The Chairman, National Heavy Engineering Cooperative -Member
8.The Chairman, NDDB Anand- Member
9.Managing Director, NCDC – Member
10.Director, VAMNICOM- Member
11.Chairman, Chattisgarh Rajya Sahkari Sangh-Member
12.Chairman, Karnataka State Cooperative Federation -Member
13.Chairman, State Cooperative Union, Assam- Member
14.Secretary, Cooperation, Govt. of Maharashtra- Member
15.Secretary, Cooperation, Govt. of Kerala, Cooperation Thiruvananthapuram-Member
16.Registrar, Cooperative Societies , 170, EVR, Periyar Salai, Kilpauk, Chennai- Member
17.Registrar, Cooperative Socieites, Bihar Vikas Bhawan, Patna-Member
18.Dr. Santosh Kumar W. Korpe, Chairman, Akola DCCB -Member
19.Padma Shri Jaya Arunachalam, President, Working Women’s Forum (India)-Member
20.Prof. Devi Prasad Mishra, Prof. (Coop.), IRMA- Member
21.Secretary, NCCT -Member