Co-operation Department is listed as one of the Administrative Departments under the Government of Meghalaya. Being an Administrative Department, it is responsible for policy decisions, sanctions, and administrative directions in respect of subjects listed out for the Department of Cooperation. The Office of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies is a Directorate under the Department. The departments works under the overall guidance and direction of Minister of Cooperation. Administratively, the Commissioner and Secretary presently head the Department and its Structural Organisation is as below:
Directorate Level (Registrar of Co-Operative Societies)
Other Subordinate Officers in the Rank of A.R.C.S. (Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies), S.R.C.S. (Sub Registrar of Cooperative Societies), S.C.Os (Senior Cooperative officers) and Office having Senior Superintendent and other Assistants at the Headquarter and in Zonal Offices at Tura.
A.R.C.S. in Seven Districts, one S.R.C.S. in one District falling in the South West Khasi Hills District and two S.R.C.S. in two Sub-Divisions have their own offices.
In each of the eight district (namely in Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, East Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills) the department has an Office of the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies and one Sub - Registrar of Cooperative Societies in the South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat. These offices have Subordinate Officers and staff.
Sub Divisional Level
The Department also has offices of the Sub-Registrar of Cooperative Societies in 2 (two) Sub-Divisions i.e (1) Amlarem & (2) Sohra and one Sub-Registrar of Cooperative Societies in South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat, which will be upgraded to the Office of the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies soon.