Constitution of India/Part IXB

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Article 243ZH {Definitions}

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, -

  1. "authorised person" means a person refered to such as in Article 243ZQ;
  2. "board" means the board of directors or the governing body of a co-operative society, by whatever name called, to which the direction and control of the management of the affairs of a society is entrusted to;
  3. "co-operative society" a society registered or deemed to be registered under any law relating to co-operative societies for the time being in force in any State;
  4. "multi-state co-operative society" a society with objects not confined to one State and registered or deemed to be registered under any law for the time being in force relating to such co-operatives;
  5. "officer bearer" means a President, Vice-President, Chairperson, ;
  6. "Registrar" means a central registrar appointed by Central government in relation to the multi-state co-operative society and registrar appointed by state government in relation to the co-operative societies ;
  7. "State Act" means any law made by the legislative of the state;
  8. "state lavel co-operative society" means co-operative society having aits area of operation exteding to the whole of the state and defined in any law made by the legislature of the state;

Article 243ZI {In-corporation of Co-operative Socities}

  1. Subject to the provisions of this Part, the Legislature of a State may, by law, make provisions with respect to the incorporation, regulation and winding up of co-operative societies based in the principles of voluntary formation, democratic member-control, member-economic participation and autonomous functioning.

Article 243ZJ {Number and term of members in board and its office bearers}

  1. The board shall consist of such number of directors as may be provided by the Legislature of a State, by law: Provided that the maximum number of directors of a co-operative society shall not exceed twenty-one: Provided further that the Legislature of a State shall, by law, provide for the reservation of one seat for the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes and two seats for women on board of every co-operative society consisting of individuals as members and having members from such class or category of persons.
    1. The term of office of elected members of the board and its office bearers shall be five years from the date of election and the term of office bearers shall be conterminous with the term of the board: Provided that the board may fill a casual vacancy on the board by nomination out of the same class of members in respect of which the casual vacancy has arisen, if the term of office of the board is less than half of its original term

Article 243ZK {Election of members of board}

  1. Election of members of board


Article 243ZL {Suppression and suspension of board and intrim management}

  1. uppression and suspension of board and intrim management


Article 243ZM {Audit and accounts of co-operative societies}

  1. Audit and accounts of co-operative societies


Article 243ZN {Convening of general body meetings}

  1. Convening of general body meetings -


Article 243ZO {Right of a member to get information}

Right of a member to get information -


    Article 243ZP {Returns}

    Returns, -


      Article 243ZQ {Offences and penalities}

      1. Offences and penalities -


      Article 243ZR {Application to multi-state co-operative socities}

      Application to multi-state co-operative socities

      Article 243ZS {Application to Union Territories}

      Application to Union Territories

        Article 243ZT {Continuance of exiting laws}

        Notwithstanding anything in this Part, any provision of any law relating to co-operative societies in force in a State immediately before the commencement of the Constitution (Ninety-seventh Amendment) Act, 2011, which is inconsistent with the provisions of this Part, shall continue to be in force until amended or repealed by a competent Legislature or other competent authority or until the expiration of one year from such commencement, whichever is less.’