SRINAGAR: Secretary Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal today stressed on the officers to prepare the roadmap for boosting the business of Cooperative Super Bazars here in J&K. She asked them to modify these business establishments on modern lines so that both the footfall and transparency increases.
The Secretary was speaking during the meeting held to review the working of Cooperative Super Bazars of J&K. The meeting was attended by Registrar Cooperatives, Additional Registrar Cooperatives Jammu, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, General Managers and other officers of the department.
Mudgal impressed upon the officers to release the funds forthwith for the renovation of these Super Bazars. She asked them to revive the business of these cooperative stores using IT tools. She asked them to utilize the spaces optimally as all of them are at prime locations in major cities and towns of J&K.
The Secretary impressed upon them to make the premises of these stores hygienic and attractive so that people prefer visiting superbazars. She asked them to clean the premises on daily basis, display the products in a presentable way and offer lucrative discounts to the consumers.
She asked them to register all the Super Bazars on the GeM portal so that they are able to do secure business with government offices and other organizations. She further directed them to train the sales staff of these super bazars so that they motivate and serve the customers better as is done in other popular private retail chain outlets.
The Secretary further directed the officers to send the scanned files to stores and auction the items rendered unusable in the offices. She asked them that the task should be completed within a month so that administrative inspections are carried out after that.
The Secretary was informed that there are 7 super bazars in the UT that have done a cumulative business of about Rs. 3038.44 lakhs during the previous financial year despite getting affected by covid-19 pandemic with a profit of Rs 52.93 lakhs during this period.