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The Department of Co-operation at the Government level is headed by a Minister of cabinet rank.

        The Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Co-operation, looks after the working of the Departments of Co-operation, Co-operative Audit, Agriculture Marketing and the State Warehousing Corporation.  The department of co-operation at the Secretariat is responsible for policy making, planning, budgeting and for providing other support services to the co-operative sector.  It provides norms and broad guidelines for strengthening and consolidating the growth of co-opeatives.  It liases with Planning, Finance and other departments and with the Government of India.  It is the appellate authority under the KCS Act and Rules.  Government is also the appointing and disciplinary authority in respect of the officers of these departments.

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        The Registrar of Co-operative Societies is the Head of the Department of Co-operation.  He is also the Registrar General of Money Lenders and Pawn Brokers and the Registrar of chits.  He functions as the Registrar General under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 with effect from 07-05-2008.  He exercises statutory powers under the KCS Act 1959, the Karnataka Money Lenders Act 1961, Karnataka Pawn Brokers Act 1961 and Chit Funds Act 1982.  The Registrar of Co-operative Societies is the Government’s nominee on the boards of Apex level Co-operatives such as the Karnataka State Co-operative Apex Bank, the Karnataka State Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, the Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation, the Karnataka State Co-operative Marketing Federation, the Karnataka State Co-operative Federation etc.,

Last Updated: 16-08-2021 05:40 PM Updated By: Ashwini-ARCS

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