The Governing Council of National Cooperative Union of India is meeting today on Thursday. The issues that are likely to be taken up by the NCUI relate to auditing and amendments in the bye-laws.
NCUI had earlier circulated a letter in which Governing Council members were asked to give suggestions regarding the change in by-laws.
They were asked to come up with such suggestions which could end inevitable constant bickering post-election.
Readers could recall that NCUI’s President is facing court cases in which his elections have been challenged. The government appointed
Arbitrator earlier set aside his election leading NCUI to a deep crisis.
Another Governing Council member, the strong man of Uttar Pradesh and a close associate of the Apex Cooperative body’s President Chandra Pal Singh, Mr Mudit Verma is also facing similar court cases which challenge his elections.
Most of the confusions arise out of lack of clear-cut constituencies in the NCUI’s electoral roll. Mudit Verma is said to represent a cooperative sector in NCUI to which he does not originally belong.
The challenge to President’s election, however rest on a different argument. According to by-laws of NCUI a nominated member could not qualify for the top post. Chandra Pal as in case of many others is a nominated member from the Kribhco. V P Singh, his advocate however informed Indian Cooperative that the case against Chandra Pal is weak and eminently winnable.
Hearing on the petition of President in which he has challenged Arbitrator’s ruling is scheduled for tomorrow i,e on Friday.
Meeting in this background NCUI’s GC has to deliberate on the changes in by-laws which could make the election results inviolable once they have been declared.
But Governing Council could ignore the Ministerial dictate on the proposal of reduction of its power only at its own peril. The budgetary-crisis should be addressed at once.