SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad stressed the need for revival of defunct Cooperative Societies in the State. In this regard, he asked the concerned to take immediate measures for ensuring strengthening of these societies.
Chairing a meeting with the officers of Cooperative Department convened today to discuss and review the activities of the Department; the Minister said that the state has ample potential for establishing cooperative societies and to generate employment opportunities.
The Minister also underscored the need for giving momentum to Cooperative movement and asked the concerned for initiating the process to conduct the elections for different Cooperative societies from primary to secondary levels at an earliest. He emphasized upon the officers to create mass awareness about the cooperative movement at the grass root level.
Detailed discussions were held on service rules of the Cooperative department. The Minister asked the concerned to come up with the proposed amended Recruitment Rules. He also asked them that the rules should be employee friendly.
Secretary, Cooperative Bashir Ahmad Bhat and other senior officers of the Cooperative Department were present in the meeting.