CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED SOCIETY BY REGISTRAR OF SOCIETIES( ROS)
Since SRA 1860 is a very old act, it is most respectfully submitted that a similar amendment to the act should be passed by the State of Delhi, to have uniform law, stop fraud by unscrupulous elements to register societies on false documents and stop innocent citizens falling prey to such fake societies. Please suggest actions to have this implemented through out India , but particularly in Delhi.-Col Paramjit Singh, VSM ( Retd) more
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Strict Regulations are must at Public interest.. STRICT ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE THE MANDATE for all Bodies, Institutions , Policing as well as Judiciary. more
Section 21-A. De-registration of societies.—
(1) If the Registrar is satisfied that any society is registered on misrepresentation made by
applicants, or where the work of the society is completed or exhausted or the purposes for
which the society has been registered are not served, he may, after giving an opportunity of
being heard to the Chief Promoter, the committee and the members of the society, de-register
the society :
Provided that, where the number of members of the society is so large and it is not possible to
ascertain the correct addresses of all such members from the records in the office of the
Registrar and, in the opinion of the Registrar it is not practicable to serve a notice of hearing
of each such individual member, a public notice of the proceedings of the de-registration shall
be given in the prescribed manner and such notice shall be deemed to be notice to all the
members of the society including the Chief Promoter and the members of the Committee of
the Society, and no proceeding in respect of the de-registration of the society shall be called
in question in any court merely on the ground that individual notice is not served on any such
(2) When a society is de-registered under the provisions of subsection (1), the Registrar may,
notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law for the time being in force,
make such incidental and consequential orders including appointment of Official Assignee as
the circumstances may require.
(3) Subject to the rules made under this Act, the Official Assignee shall realize the assets and
liquidate the liabilities within a period of one year from the date he takes over the charge of
property, assets, books, records, and other documents, which period may, at the discretion of
the Registrar, be extended from time to time, so however, that the total period does not
exceed three years in the aggregate.
(4) The Official Assignee shall be paid such remuneration and allowances as may be prescribed;
and he shall not be entitled to any remuneration whatever beyond the prescribed
remuneration or allowances.
(5) The powers of the Registrar under Sub-sections (1) and (2) shall not be exercised by any
officer below the rank of a Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies. more
72. Final authority of society.—
Subject to the provisions in this Act and the rules, the final authority of every society shall vest in the general body of members in general meeting, summoned in such a manner as may be specified in the bye-laws.
Where the bye-laws of a society so provide, the general meeting shall be attended by delegates appointed by the members, and such meeting shall be deemed to be the meeting of the general body, for the purpose of exercising all the powers of the general body.
This destroys the smooth running of the society. The Governmental control is just not there, members do not take any responsibility and the Governing Body is permitted to manipulate as it desires.
In this, the essence co-operation is just lost making the society absolutely
non-co-operative. Personal ego dominates and the administration just does not bother.
Re-development brings out the greed of the members to the fore.
The idea of the act was to bring about a revolution in the field of co-operation but the result is exactly the opposite.
The authority does not take any responsibility. The government auditors are very amenable to small favors, leaving every authority to manipulate the situation.
This is the sorry state of co-operative societies, where law and the situation is only to be manipulated. Societies with small membership are the worst affected because they have authoritative and adamant managements.
This situation is not likely to improve in the near future. more