Standard Procedure for Registration of a Cooperative Society:
Application for registration of Coop: Society may be addressed to the Registering Authority* signed by at least 10 promoters above the age of 18 years detailing the name, address, objectives and area of operation of the proposed society along with promoters’ contact details.
The registering authority shall depute an officer within 3 (three) days from the date of receipt of the application for verifying the feasibility of formation of the proposed Cooperative & assess its sustainability after due discussion with the promoters.
The officer so deputed shall submit the feasibility report within 7(Seven) working days with specific comments on
Attainability of the proposed objectives and feasibility of the cooperative society as a business organization.
Area of operation of the proposed society and possibility of any unhealthy competition with other similar cooperatives within the area of operation.
Level of participation of the promoters members and their awareness about the cooperative principles and the objectives of the proposed society.
In case the feasibility for organization of the Coop: Society is verified by the departmental officer, the Registering Authority shall send a copy of the Prescribed Form for Registration of Coop: Society to the person concerned with a direction toadopt their Bye-laws to convene the inaugural General Meeting & depute an officer to facilitate holding of the same.
The promoters may also collect the prescribed form from the office of the Registering Authority any day after 7 days from the date of submission of the feasibility report.
The promoters then shall submit the application in prescribed form along-with 4 copies of the proposed bye-laws, proceedings of the inaugural General Meeting and the registration fees as per provision of Section 17(1) the Assam Cooperative Societies Act, 2007.
The Registering Authority shall register the Society after receipt of the formal application / registration fee & issue the Registration Certificate accordingly.
In case it is found by the Registering authority that the proposed cooperative society cannot be registered for some reasons, the same shall be communicated to the promoters in written citing the reasons within 5 (five) days from the date of receipt of the ‘Feasibility Report’ from the officer concerned.
The entire process of registration shall preferably be completed within 2 (two) months from the date of receipt of the formal application and the proposed society will be deemed to be registered after the expiry of 60 (sixty) days from the date of receipt of the formal application/registration fees if the matter is not disposed of within the stipulated period otherwise.
*The Registrar of Coop: Societies, Assam (RCS) in case of State level cooperatives,
*Addl. Registrar/ Zonal Jt. Registrar in case the proposed cooperative covers the areas of 2 or more districts
*Dy. Registrar of Coop: Societies (DRCS) in case of district level cooperatives.
*Asstt. Registrar of Coop: Societies (ARCS) for other primary level cooperatives.