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Q.1.- What are the requirements/documentation’s and procedures for the registration of new Society ?
Ans. The application or proposal for registration of society should come from promoter members who belong to different families but are residents of Delhi only. The proposal should also mention the specific scheme indicating that the proposed society will be viable and will ensure promotion of economic interest of the member.

Documentation and procedures

The complete set of registration papers can be obtained from the office of the Delhi State Co-operative Union, 31, Netaji Subhash Marg on payment of prescribed fees. The applications along with schemes initially received from the Chief Promoters and are scrutinized by the Deptt. To ensure (a) the viability of a society, (b) its conformity with Delhi Co-operative Societies Act and Rules. The required documents are as follows:-

1. Model bye-laws (4 copies)
2. Enquiry Performa
3. List of promoter members.
4. Copy of promotional meeting resolution resolving name of the society, value of share money, admission fees, liabilities, total number of members of managing committee, annual submission fees etc.

Q.2.- From where we can get the Forms for the registration of new Society ?
Ans. You can get the form from our website www.rcs.delhigivt.nic.in (link homepage + registration + minimum requirement), or from the Office of the Delhi State Cooperative Union, 31, Netaji Subhash Marg, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002 Tel: 23265863, 232590058.

Q.3:- To whom should we contact for the registration of new Society ?
Ans. Office of the Registrar Co-operative Societies, Old Court Road, Parliament Street, New Delhi. Tel 23742938, 23742806.

Q.4:- How do I get the list of managing committee members (President, Secretary, Treasurer etc.)of a Co-operative Society ?
Ans: Website Link: Homepage +list of Registered Societies.

Q.5:- Please tell me about the main conditions of enrolment of a member in a Co-operative Society ?
Ans: A resident of Delhi can become member of the society if he or she fulfills the conditions laid down in registered bye-laws of different types of societies. The person can become member on a industrial or transport society if he or she is actually engaged in their respective field and he or she should not be member of other society of similar activities. But in case of housing societies, an applicant for membership should not have any plot/flat in their name or in the name of any dependent member of their family and should also be resident of Delhi for minimum period of 3 years on the date of application.

Q.6:- What is the role of the registrar?

Ans. From the registration of a Co-operative Society till the cancellation of its registration, the Registrar acts as a friend, philosopher and guide to the co- operatives Registrar order to ensure that the Co-operative Societies function in accordance with the provisions of Delhi Co-operative Act, Rules, Bye-laws and govt. policies. The main functions of the Registrar are as under:-

1. Registration of Co-operative Societies.
2. Amendments to the Bye-laws of Co-operative Societies.
3. Amalgamation, division and re-organization of Co-operative Societies.
4. Conduction election of Managing Committee in primary Co-operative banks and federal Co-operative Societies.
5. Regulation of investment of funds by Co-operative Societies as per Act & Rules.
6. To conduct audit and inspection, handle enquiries and fix surcharge on negligent functionaries of Co-operative Societies.
7. To settle dispute of Co-operative Societies through the process of arbitration.
8. Function as an appellate court.
9. Enforcement/execution of orders, awards and decrees of various courts.
10. Winding up and cancellation of registration of defunct/non-functional societies.
11. To operate Co-operative Education Fund for training, education and carry out publicity program to strengthen Co-operative movement in the N.C.T. of Delhi.
12. To frame/amend Delhi Co-operative Societies Rules, 1973 from time to time.
13. To issue instructions/directives for the promotion of business of different categories of Co-operatives.
14. To verify membership in Housing Co-operative for allotment of plots/flats.
15. To frames, execute and monitor various welfare schemes approved by the Central/State Govt., including financial assistance to various sectors Co- operatives.

Q.7:- What kind of societies could be register under Registrar Cooperative Societies?
Ans. :-
1. Thrift and Credit Co-operative Societies.
2. Urban Co-operative Banks
3. Industrial Co-operative Societies
4. Labour & Construction Co-operative Societies
5. Motor Transport Co-operative Societies
6. Consumer Co-operative Societies
7. Marketing Co-operative Societies
8. Co-operative Federations.
9. Group Housing/House Building Societies
10. Security Services Co-operative Societies
11. Co-operative Societies formed by professionals in the areas like IT, Education Art & Culture, Insurance, Women Empowerment etc.

Q.8:- What is the time schedule of Registrar Cooperative Societies to approve the new Cooperative Societies?
Ans. The time schedule for disposed of various applications/references received from societies are detailed below:-
1. Approval of proposal for registration of a new Co-operative Society 30 days
2. Amendment in bye laws 60 days
3. Maximum credit limit of the Society 90 days
4. Approval of registration and enrollment of members in Housing/ 60 days Group Housing Society
5. Other (Miscellaneous matters) 60 days

Q.9:- What are the methods of dealing with the complaints?
Ans. When a complaint is received in the Co-operative Department, it is examined by the section concerned. If need be, the comments of the society concerned official/non official is called for. After examination, if required, inspection u/s 54, enquiry u/s 55 or surcharge proceeding u/s 59 are ordered by the Registrar. If the complaint falls in thepurview of section 60/61, the complainant is accordingly advised to file the arbitration case.

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