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.
According to an official press note issued here, the minister chaired a meeting, convened Thursday, with the officers of cooperative department to discuss and review the activities of the department. He said, “The state has ample potential for establishing cooperative societies and to generate employment opportunities.”
He also underscored the need for giving momentum to cooperative movement and asked the concerned for initiating the process to conduct 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-roots level.
Detailed discussions were also held on service rules of the cooperative department. The minister asked the concerned to come up with the proposed amended recruitment rules. “The rules should be employee friendly,” he further asked.
Secretary, Cooperative Bashir Ahmad Bhat and other senior officers of the Cooperative Department were present in the meeting.