Dispute Resolving Machinary

Co-operative sector has now come into existence to solve the problems/disputes of housing Society. The Co-operative sector has the benefit of both the public sector as well as private sector. The Co-operative sector is based on the principle of “one man one vote”.
The Registrar of Co-operative Society is a quasi judicial authority.The beauty of the dispute resolving machinery is that even a single member who is aggrieved can approach the court/ registrar for redressal of his grievances. The disputes has to be referred to the Registrar, Co-operative Court, Civil Court, Corporation/Local Authority, Police, General Body and Federation. It is observed that many times peoples approach a different authority for redressal of their complaint.
As per Bye-laws No.173 a member can submit complaint application to the society. After receipt of such complaint under Bye-laws No. 174 the society has to take decision within 15 days in the Managing Committee Meeting. Under Bye-laws No.175 if the member/members are not satisfied with the decision of the Committee, or does not receive any communication from the committee within the time specified above, he may approach the competent Authorities depending upon the nature of the complaint.
Which types of disputes have to be referred to the Registrar?
1 Under Sec. 22 & 23 if Managing Committee refuse the membership of any prospective member.
2 Registration of a Society by Misrepresentation
3 Non issuance of the Share Certificate
4 Non registration of Nomination by the Society
5 Non occupancy charges
6 Non supply of the copies of record and documents
7 Demand of excess premium for transfers
8 Tampering, suppression and destruction of the records of the Society
9 Non acceptance of the cheques or any other correspondence by the committee
10 Audit
11 Reconciliation of Account
12 Investment of funds without prior permission
13 Defaulter/ Disqualified member on the Committee
14 Misappropriation/ Misapplication of the funds of the society
15 Non maintenance or incomplet maintenance of records and books of the society
16 Non preparation of the annual account/ reports within the prescribe period.
17 Non conducting of election before expiry of the term of the committee
18 Rejection of nomination
19 Non calling of General Body Committee within prescribed period
20 Non calling Managing Committee as prescribed in bye-laws
21 Resignation by the Committee
22 Any other like matters which falls within the jurisdiction of the Registrar.

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  1. Under certain compelling circumstances, MC had to go through the formalities of signing M20 Bond, as it did not want to be caught for non-execution.  Unfortunately, the procurer of the stamp papers made some fuss and there were some issues.   One member took cudgels against the MC without any regard for their volunteering to come and work for the society, when no member was ready to work in the MC. The recalcitrant member went on blackmailing the MC and its members. Considering the larger interests of the society, the aggrieved MC members resigned and at the insistence of the villain even circulated an apology to members. Seeing the weakness of the affected members, the villain goes on harassing them at every meeting of the society. Unfortunately, the present MC is not sensitive enough to settle things amicably.  The latest: the habitual complainant wants general body to pass a resolution authorising disciplinary action, debarring them from holding office and what not. Society members are at loss as to how to tame the mad elephant. Ultimately, it is the society that suffers, as it is on the threshold of launching a redevelopment scheme. The shadow boxing will spoil the chances of the society in taking up the much needed redevelopment activity just because of the one villain.   Will anyone suggest any solution to this man made problem!

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