Andhra Pradesh Co-Operative Societies (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1995
(Act No. 3 of 1995)
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons:-The term of office of the committees of the various co-operative societies will expire on various dates from January, 1995 onwards. In the meantime, the Government have taken a decision to amend the Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Societies Act, 1964, in order to strengthen the co-operative movement by introducing the system of direct elections to the office of the President of the committee, etc. Rules have to be framed in pursuance of the said amendments and arrangements have also to be made for conducting elections in pursuance of the altered system. As it is likely to take some time to conduct elections in accordance with the said amendments, it has been decided to promulgate an Ordinance for the following purposes, namely:- (1) to postpone the elections to co-operative bodies for a period not exceeding three months; and (2) to appoint special officers to the 'co-operative bodies during the short interregnum to manage the affairs of the society and to make arrangements for the conduct of elections. As the Legislative Assembly of the State was not then in session and as it was decided to give effect to the above decisions immediately, the Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Societies (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance, 1995 was promulgated by the Governor on the 1st January, 1995. This Bill seeks to replace the said Ordinance.|
(a) perform his functions in accordance with such directions as may be issued by the Government or by the Registrar, as the case may be, either generally or specifically from time to time;
(b) make all arrangements for the conduct of elections to the committees and its office-bearers in accordance with law and the directions issued by the Government or by the Registrar as the case may be, in this behalf; and
(c) cease to manage the affairs of the society on the new committee entering upon its office.(3) The Government or the Registrar, as the case may be, may fix the remuneration payable to the Special Officer appointed under this section. The amount of such remuneration and other costs if any, incurred in the management of the society shall be payable out of the funds of the society. 5. Cessation of Persons-in-charge: - Notwithstanding anything contained in the Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Societies Act, 1964, whenever a personČin-charge or special officer has been appointed to manage the affairs of a Committee consequent on the expiry of the term of office of the committee or otherwise for whatever reason under the provisions of Sections 31, 32 or 34 of the said Act, such Person-in-charge or Special Officer shall, on and from the commencement of this Act, cease to hold office and it shall be competent for the Registrar or the Government, as the case may be, to appoint a Special Officer under Section 4 and upon such appointment the provisions of Section shall apply to such Special Officer. 6. Repeal of Ordinance No. 2 of 1995: - The Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Societies (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance, 1995 is hereby repealed.