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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Directorate of Dairy Development

Register as a Co-operative Society/Farmer Group

Checklist:

  • Promoters of the society should be above 18 years old

  • No cooperative society with unlimited liability shall be registered

Overview

Since its formal launch in 1904 in India, the Indian Cooperative Movement has played very important role in the Indian economy especially in the development of the agriculture and rural sectors combining the strengths of both public and private sector specially in supporting the small and marginal farmers and weaker sections. Immediately after Independence in 1947, the Cooperative Sector was recognized by the government as a third economic sector to serve as a balancing factor between the private and public sectors. The government had even considered the cooperative sector as a ‘Cooperative Commonwealth’. In this way cooperatives developed as a special sector combining the strengths of both the public and private sectors, especially serving the needs of small and marginal farmers and weaker groups. At present it is the largest Movement in the world.

Process Flow

  • After the Standard Application form is addressed to the Registering Authority, the authority shall depute an officer within 3(three) days from the date of receipt of the application for verifying the feasibility of formation of the proposed Cooperative & assess its sustainability after due discussion with the promoters.
  • The officer so deputed shall submit the feasibility report within 7(Seven) working days 
  • In case the scope for organization of the Cooperative Society is justified by the Departmental officer, the Registering Authority shall send a copy of the Prescribed Form for Registration of Cooperative Society to the person concerned or the Promoters may collect the prescribed form from the office of the Registering Authority any day after 7 days from the date of submission of the feasibility report.
  • While handing over the Forms, the registering authority will also ask the promoters to convene its inaugural General Meeting & depute an officer to facilitate holding of the same.
  • On receipt of the application for registration and after due consideration, the Registrar may register the bye-laws.
  • The Registrar shall register the society and also take on record its bye-laws and communicate by registered post a certificate of registration and the original bye-laws signed and sealed by him within sixty days from the date of submission or receipt of the application for registration.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Promoters of the society should be above 18 years old

No cooperative society with unlimited liability shall be registered

The objectives should be economically viable, technically and cooperatively sound or it may not have any adverse effect upon any registered cooperative society or the cooperative movement as a whole

The proposed bye-laws should not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Cooperative Society Act and not against the aims and objectives of the co-operative society

Guidelines for filling the form

Registering Authority Prescribed/Standard application form should be signed by at least 10 promoters above the age of 18 years

Details of name, address and area of operation of the proposed society along with promoters’ contact details should be given

The person by whom or on whose behalf such application is made shall furnish such information in regard to the proposed cooperative society

If the conditions laid down in sections 4 and 6 of Assam Cooperative Society Act, 2007 are not fulfilled, the Registrar shall communicate by registered post the order of refusal for registration.

Fees

Registration fees amounting to one percent of the proposal authorized share capital of the proposed cooperative society shall have to be deposited by Treasury Challan along with the application for registration of the proposed cooperative society. [The Registrar may, however, revise the registration fees from time to time on merit and on case to case basis maximum of which shall not exceed 50% of the registration fees calculated under this section.]

Documents Required

4 copies of the bye laws of the Proposed Cooperative Society

2 copies of resolution passed by a meetings of the applicant adopting a bye law

List of name of applicants with detail addresses.

Scheme regarding viability of the proposed Society.

Declaration signed by the applicant expressing commitment to the seven Cooperative principles.

A copy of a treasury challan in support of payment of registration fee calculated in accordance with the provisions of sub-section(1) of section 17 which shall be non refundable and shall furnish such other information in regard to the society.

Important Timeline

The entire process of registration shall preferably be completed within 1 (one) month from the date of receipt of the formal application and the proposed society will be deemed to be registered after the expiry of 60 (sixty) days from the date of receipt of the formal application/registration fees if the matter is not disposed of within the stipulated period otherwise.      

How to apply

 In order to apply, a Prescribed/Standard application form signed by at least 10 promoters above the age of 18 should be addressed to the Registering Authority years with details of name, address and area of operation of the proposed society along with promoters’ contact details.

 

Type of Service

 This is a type of offline service.

Forms to be filled

 DCS Form

Form of Certificate of Registration 

Whom to Contact

 

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