Cooperatives are autonomous associations of persons united voluntarily to meet their common, economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise. They imbibe the values of self help, self responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
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Functions and Duties
The department functions in accordance with the Rules of Executive business of the State of Meghalaya, framed under Clause 2 and 3 of Article 166 of the Constitution of India. The Administrative roles, powers and functions are also guided by the Meghalaya Secretariat Manual of Office procedure, the General Handbook of circulars, the Fundamental Rules, Subsidiary Rules 1984, and other Rules and Regulations adapted/enacted from time to time in the Government and such subordinate Legislations as may be relevant to the functioning of the Department, including the Delegation of Financial Power Rules 1981.
The regulation and control of the cooperative societies are through the Acts and Rules. Registrar of Cooperative Societies is the friend, philosopher, regulator and guide acting under the overall policy and other directions of the state government. [more about functions and duties]