Sunday, February 5, 2023

CS hands over IMCS registration certificates on Independence Day

On the occasion of the 76th Independence Day, chief secretary of Nagaland, J Alam and agriculture production commissioner (APC), Kikheto Sema handed over Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd Registration Certificates to Sechuma Village Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Sakhabama Village Integrated Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd at the Secretariat Plaza on Monday.
According to a DIPR report, the main activities of the societies includes agri & allied activities, including agri credit facilities and marketing of their produces.
The chief secretary called on the department of Cooperation to go online, be citizen friendly, facilitate cashless transaction, reduce waiting period and create a robust system to deliver better and efficient governance without compromising on any regulatory requirements. He said this would also ease the process of office functioning and bring transparency.
The department of Cooperation informed that in pursuance to the recommendations of the Study Committee on NCDC Sponsored Schemes and with the approval of the State Cabinet one Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society for each village has been implemented which will act as a Model Cooperative Society for others to emulate.
The department also stated that “Formation of One Village – One Cooperative Society” is being undertaken to de-clutter, streamline and provide a robust membership, against small membership and limited objectives.
This step is envisioned to provide a reliable medium for implementation of various projects, CSS in the rural areas. This One Village, One Cooperative Society, christened as Integrated Village Multipurpose Cooperative Society, will act as One Stop Avenue for implementation of all developmental activities, implemented through various departments and agencies.
Usually, in an Integrated Village Multipurpose Cooperative Society, at least one member from each household is a member and a potential share holder.
The authenticity of all the members are authenticated and verified through their Aadhar number. All the members will have their bank account linked to the Cooperative Society’s account.
As per Nagaland Cooperative Societies Act 2017 and as per the Bye-Laws, the Board of Directors/ Managing Committee will be elected democratically.
Till date, 132 Integrated Village Multipurpose Cooperative Societies have been registered.
The plan is to reach all producing villages in the next decade and the aim is to groom these cooperatives into producing units/companies, generating employment and income for each member of the village, DIPR report stated.

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