Mudit Verma is a senior cooperative leader from the state of Uttar Pradesh who is heading two cooperative federations including a cooperative bank. He is also Governing Council member of National Cooperative Union of India.
Recently NCUI launched itself into an exercise of eliciting GC Members take on the proposed changes in the bye-laws of NCUI.
Mr Verma has sent some suggestions which are respectful of Multi State Cooperative Societies Act 2002 on one hand and emphatic on preserving the cooperativeness of NCUI on the other.
Mr Verma says elected member of Governing council should cease to be member of GC if he loses his position in his parent society.
On the formations of constituency for the election of GC, he says “Nine members should be elected from the constituency from among the member State Cooperative Union and cooperative Union Territories. These nine members come from across the states. J & K, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh combine together to elect one GC member while states of Maharashtra, Andhra and Goa combine to send another GC member. Similar is the case with other states.
On the election of highest contributors to the Cooperative Education Fund Verma suggests that “delegates should be elected from the 20 highest contributors”.
On the representation of other various cooperative federations at both national and state levels such as Fishcopfed, NFCL, NHEC and others Mr Verma wants to include “ Other State Cooperative Federations and Association which are not included in this list”.
Plus he suggests that one member should be elected from delegates of multi state cooperative societies separately.
Election procedure for the constitution of GC has been a headache for NCUI and drags it to the court every now and then. Dearth of proposer and seconder from the same constituency when it is small leads to constitutional crisis for NCUI often.
Mudit Verma says “member of GC should be elected by and from amongst the delegates of respective constituencies. If there is more than one vacancy, each voter should be entitled to cast votes up to number of vacancies and the contestants securing highest votes should be elected to the extent of the vacancies.
(Indian Cooperative seeks suggestions by other GC members also at email@example.com)