A four day refresher course on Cooperative Policy and Development for faculties of Indian Universities and Colleges was held recently at NCCE- the training arm of NCUI in New Delhi. Prof. Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kolhan University, Chaibasa, Jharkhand inaugurated the programme.
N.Satya Narayana, Chief Executive, NCUI, Dr. V. K. Dubey, Director, Dr. G. S. Azad, Senior Consultant, NCUI / NCCE and Dr. A.R. Srinath, Deputy Director / Course Coordinator NCCE were present on the occasion.
About 43 participants from several states of the country attended the programme.
In his inaugural address, Prof Ranjeet Kumar Singh pitched for improving the quality of research in the cooperative sector.
The programme had been divided into several sessions. A number of cooperators and cooperative functionaries took part in them. The role of cooperatives across sectors in the economy was the major focus of discussions.
There was general agreement that the cooperative movement needed to be strengthened to ensure development percolated down to the grassroots level.
On the final day of the programme, a presentation on “Impact of GST on Cooperatives” focused on how GST applies for various services rendered by cooperatives and some concept which are being included in the GST.
Dr. A.R. Srinath, Deputy Director and Course Coordinator, proposed a vote of thanks.