Special General Meeting of Cooperative Society

Sec 78 of Gujarat Cooperative Society Act, talks about Special General meeting (SGM). A Special General Body Meeting is called for undertaking a particular agenda. Some reasons for calling special general body meetings are redevelopment or repair  plans, grave misconduct issues, urgent capital expenditure to be incurred which was not part of AGM, Amalgamation, transfer, … Continue reading Special General Meeting of Cooperative Society

Annual General Meeting of Cooperative Society

Update: Registrar Extends AGM Date upto 30 Sep 21 and Existing Committee upto 31 Dec 20 What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)? An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a yearly event which is compulsory as per the society bye laws and Gujarat Cooperative Society Act 1961, for every cooperative society (housing society/apartment complex/commercial complex/plot … Continue reading Annual General Meeting of Cooperative Society

How to Amend Bye-laws of Cooperative Society

In the earlier article "Bye-Laws of Cooperative Societies", we discussed about bye-laws of society. From the date of society formation, there can be many reasons why managing committee would want to change the bye laws. Act has a provision, where managing committee can call for Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Special General Meeting (SGM) and … Continue reading How to Amend Bye-laws of Cooperative Society

Bye-Laws of Cooperative Societies

Gujarat Cooperative Societies Act, 1961 and The Gujarat Cooperative Societies Rules 1965 provide for framework for cooperative society. But there are variety of co-operative societies and  it is not possible to cover the requirements of all the types of cooperative societies in a single legislation, i.e. . Therefore, there is a provision for framing bye-laws … Continue reading Bye-Laws of Cooperative Societies

Rules for Maintenance of Structure, Lift and Fire Equipment

Comprehensive General Development Control Regulations (GDCR) - 2017 are the regulations under which construction and maintenance of buildings are to be carried out. During construction, these regulation are followed by developer. Post construction and sale of residential building, commercial building and plots, management is handed over to the members / owners. Post handover, it is … Continue reading Rules for Maintenance of Structure, Lift and Fire Equipment

Redevelopment of Public Housing

The Scheme was framed by the State Government on 11.02.2016. As per the said Scheme, Public Housing Schemes which are more than 20 years old or in dilapidated condition wherein land is owned by the Urban Authorities can opt for redevelopment. As per the Scheme, 140% carpet area is to be given to each of … Continue reading Redevelopment of Public Housing

Redevelopment Rules for Residential / Commercial Societies

Old societies are looking at the option of redevelopment and developers are keen to take up redevelopment based on availability of Land and FSI. Gujarat government came up with draft norm for redevelopment by amending Gujarat Ownership Flats Rules 1974  in July 2019 and final norms in Dec 2019. This article covers redevelopment where land … Continue reading Redevelopment Rules for Residential / Commercial Societies

97th Constitutional Amendment: Cooperative Societies

The Constitution (97th Amendment) Act, 2011 relates to the cooperative societies working in India. It aims to overcome all the problems faced by these societies and bring about an efficient way to manage them. The 97th Constitution Amendment Act, 2011 provided for amendment of following things: It amended Article 19(I) c by inserting, after the … Continue reading 97th Constitutional Amendment: Cooperative Societies

Reservation of Seats for Women in Managing Committee of Society

Management of society is taken care of by Managing Committee. For wider representation in co operative, a clause 74BB  was added to Gujarat Co operative Society Act in 1997. As per new clause 74BB, every society will have to reserve seat for women member in their committee as per below. One seat in a committee … Continue reading Reservation of Seats for Women in Managing Committee of Society

Principal of Cooperative

International Cooperative Alliance Statement on the Cooperative Identity was adopted in Manchester, United Kingdom on  3.09.1995. This article gives details of definition of cooperative, values and 7 principals of Co Operative based on the above statement. Definition of a Cooperative A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, … Continue reading Principal of Cooperative

Reorganization of Society on Registrar’s Order

In the previous article "Reorganize Co Operative Society on Members Request", we discussed about members right to reorganize society.  Same way Registrar has powers under Co-operative Society Act to amalgamate or reorganize society. This article discuss about when and how Registrar can use this power. When can the Registrar Direct for Reorganization of Society Registrar … Continue reading Reorganization of Society on Registrar’s Order

Member’s Right : Inspection of Books and Records

In earlier article "Rights and Duties of Member's of Co-operative Society" we discussed about rights of members in cooperative society. This article further details about members right related to inspection of books and records Under Sec 33 of Gujarat Co operative society Act, every members of co operative society has a right to inspect below … Continue reading Member’s Right : Inspection of Books and Records

Rights and Duties of Members of Society

Gujarat Cooperative Society Act has given many rights to members of cooperative society. Some of these are listed below. Rights of Members Become member of society Sell flat / office Give flat / office on rent Nominate Stand for election of committee member Check books and other documents Attend annual general meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary … Continue reading Rights and Duties of Members of Society

Difference Between Cooperative Society & NTC

Particular Applicable to Co-op. Society Applicable to NTC Authority Co-op. Society is both State & Central Act. There is a separate set up under the Co-operative Department Non Trading Corporation is a state level Act, which is monitored by Registrar, NTC, delegated to Sales Tax Department Concept of Benefit Co-operative Society is on the principal … Continue reading Difference Between Cooperative Society & NTC