The apex national co-operative body NCUI is holding a zonal conference in Chandigarh today on Saturday to strengthen the cooperative movement in the northern states. Several important cooperators of the region are expected to attend the conference.
As an effort to take on board all shades of cooperative opinions NCUI has started this series of zonal conference in all the four zones of the country. Last October the East Zone conference was held in Sikkim. The South and West Zone cooperative conferences would take place in Bangalore and Goa respectively.
The Conference is expected to be attended by Registrars, Chairmen and Managing Directors of State level Cooperatives of neighbouring states. Directors of RICMs and ICMs and state level leading cooperative representatives would also be there, informed NCUI Chief Executive N Satyanarayan.
“We try to drive home the point in such meetings that the downtrodden could be best uplifted through strengthening the cooperative movement”, NCUI President Chandra Pal Singh said to Indian Cooperative.
The Zonal Conference for Cooperatives of Eastern and North Eastern States held in Gangtok on 18th October, 2016 was inaugurated by Sikkim State Cooperative Union, S.B. Subedi, Cooperation Minister of Sikkim. The conference was jointly organised by NCUI and Sikkim State Cooperative Union.
The major recommendations of these conferences compiled would be presented before the national cooperative Congress. The Cooperative Congress is slated for February 2018.
No govt interference in the functioning of cooperatives, granting tax exemption to cooperatives, formulating a training policy for cooperatives by all the states, enhancement of women participation, etc. were some of the major recommendations of the East Zone conference held in Sikkim last year.