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Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: On many occasions, the state government receives complaints of financial irregularities and illegal practices against cooperative organisations. Ina bid to check such anomalies, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) had issued an order in September 2019 to initiate strong action against irate employees of such cooperative organisations. Howevez now the order has been put on hold – the reason best known to the concerned authorities.
In its letter No 21446, dated 30.09.2019, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies had asked all divisional deputy registrars of cooperative societies and circle as-sistant registrars of cooperative societies to take disciplinary ac-tions against the secretary and other employees of the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), Large-sized Adivasi Multipurpose Cooperative Society (LAMPCS), Farmers’ Service Cooperative Societies (FSCS) and concerned banks. “The Committee of Management
of PACS, LAMPCS and FSCS have the right to take djeriplinary actions against their secretaries and other employees. However, before imposing any major penalty such as removal/dis-missal from service by the man-agement prior approval of Registrar Cooperative Societies, Odisha, has to be taken. The Registrar Cooperative Societies, Odisha, can accept or reject the recommenda-tion of the Committee of Management on merit after ex-amining the recommendations,” the then RCS Bibhuti Bhusan
Pattnaik had said in the earlier order. Pattnaik had also warned that he can suspend the irate employee and also take criminal action against such persons simultane-ously. However, taking a ‘U’ turn, the present RCS, in a letter issued Friday, said, “The circular No 21446 dated 30.09.2019 issued from this office regarding disciplinary ac-tions against the secretary and other employees of the PACS/LAM-PCS/FSCS is hereby kept in abeyance, until further orders.”