Centre announces constitution of National level Committee for drafting of National Cooperation Policy
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Amit Shah on 6 September announced the constitution of a National level committee for drafting of the national cooperation policy document.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The national level committee, headed by former Union cabinet minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, comprises 47 members from all parts of the country.
The committee comprises experts from the cooperative sector, representatives of national, state and district cooperatives, secretary cooperatives and registrars of cooperative societies of states and union territories.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
National Cooperation Policy :
The new National Cooperation Policy is being formulated to realize the vision of 'Sahakar Se Samriddhi ' under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah had recently announced that a National Cooperative Policy would soon be formulated to take a holistic approach to the above PACS cooperatives.
The new National Cooperative Policy document is being prepared with a view to fulfill the mandate given to the new Ministry of Cooperation.
The current National Policy on Cooperation was formulated in 2002.
Its objective was to facilitate the all-round development of co-operative societies and to provide them with the necessary support, encouragement and assistance.
Objectives of the new policy :
To realize the vision of 'Sahakar Se Samriddhi’
To empower the cooperative movement in the country and strengthen its reach at the grassroots level
To promote a cooperative based economic development model and to support the cooperative sector in realizing its potential
Creating legal and institutional infrastructure.
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