In the wake of surging Covid cases NCUI president Dilipbhai Sanghani has postponed the high-profile meeting scheduled for 28th April at NCUI headquarters. The meeting aimed at detailed deliberations on strengthening co-op among the co-operators of various sectors within the co-operative fold.
NCUI president Dilipbhai Sanghani has written letters to cooperators active in different sectors of the country’s economy, with a view to seeking their views on the issue of strengthening the cooperative movement.
Sanghani, who has been advised by one and all to remain indoors given the surging Covid situation, told Indian Cooperative “ New date would be announced after consultation with the MoS Parshottam Rupala; I would like him to be present in the meeting”, Sanghani underlined.
Talking on phone from Gandhinagar, Sanghani added “NCUI has planned a large-scale meeting of co-operators at its headquarters on 28th April for the purpose”. We are eager to listen to co-operators of different sectors-sugar, dairy, labour, fisheries etc, underlined Sanghani.
Indian Cooperative has gathered that following the change of the guard at the NCUI, the NDA govt has evinced interest in taking NCUI onboard on matters related to co-operatives. Parshottam Rupala, MoS has emphasized that NCUI under Sanghani should take a lead role in furthering the cause of co-operatives in the country.
An enthused Sanghani had written letters to co-operators, which reads “As you may be aware that the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister of India in her budget speech for the financial year 2021-22 has mentioned about setting up a separate administrative structure for the Multistate Cooperative Societies with an objective to strengthen the capacity of cooperative institutions to compete in the open market. In the current volatile socio-economic situation such structural reforms are necessary to make a cooperative a sustainable and successful business model.”
“In addition to that there is also a need to review the national policy on cooperative 2002 to make it relevant to the ever changing socio-economic aspirations of cooperative members. In order to make the proposed administrative structure for MSCS it is important that the concerns of the cooperative movement should be addressed properly to make it need based and participative. Therefore, the NCUI has decided to hold a consultation with the leaders of the cooperative movement and other stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of having a separate administrative structure for MSCS”, reads the letter.
“The recommendations of these consultations will be shared with the concerned department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for their consideration and needed action. You are requested to please make it convenient to attend the above consultation at the date and time mentioned”, says the letter.
Besides the above issues, you are also requested to please send your written suggestions and views on how cooperation could be covered under the government scheme of “ease of doing business” as well as how to encourage and involve the youth & women in cooperative activities. This issue should be brought to the attention of the Ministry, Sanghani says in a letter.
The letter was addressed to all the Chairman and Managing Directors of National Level Cooperative Federations. The letter also invites people who could contribute to the discussions about strengthening co-ops in the country.