NCCE of National Cooperative Union of India recently organized a three day training course in New Delhi, in collaboration with NCHF, for up-gradation of knowledge and skill of chairpersons and directors of housing cooperatives of the country.
The aim was to refresh and hone their leadership skills by educating them on various aspects of governance like cooperative ideology, conducting meetings, understanding financial statements of a society etc.
In addition, sector-specific relevant topics like new construction technologies, role of National Housing Bank in promoting affordable housing in India, settlement of disputes in a housing society and problems and challenges before this sector were also discussed at length by industry experts.
The programme was attended by 40 elected board of directors from many states across the country.
While inaugurating the programme N.Satyanarayana, Chief Executive NCUI said ” we take pride in the fact that India’s cooperative movement is the largest in the world with more than 8 lakh societies which are engaged in spreading inclusiveness by working tirelessly for all strata of society. Housing Cooperative Societies have been able to provide affordable and safe housing especially for the lower and middle class families since the 1980s, thus supporting the governments’ motto of “Housing for All”, he said.
Satyanarayana called upon the participants to be sincere in ensuring a transparent and member-driven society by understanding the intricacies of cooperative management along with land and housing laws of the country.
N.S. Mehara, Chief Executive, NCHF appreciated the role being played by NCUI through its education wing NCCE for imparting quality training to the leaders, members and employees of the cooperative sector.
Dr. V.K. Dubey, Director NCCE emphasized that the housing is the most important sector of cooperatives and collective efforts must be put in by the entire cooperative movement to face the present challenges like government apathy, shortage of funds etc.
The program was coordinated by Mrs. Sandhya Kapoor, Dy Director, NCCE.