HC notice to UT Admn for non-withdrawal of cooperative societies’ notification

The UT Administration had given an undertaking in the high court that it would withdraw the notification.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:March 19, 2015 4:30 am

Taking up an application filed by advocate R D Anand which pointed out that the Chandigarh Administration has failed to withdraw the notification extending the term of managing committees of various cooperative societies to five years, despite an undertaking given in the court two weeks back, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration for filing its reply before April 21.

The application came up for hearing before the division bench comprising Justices SK Mittal and HS Sidhu on Wednesday.

In the notification issued by Mohammed Shayin, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Registrar of cooperative societies, Chandigarh, on December 8, 2014, it was mentioned that all elected managing committees of the cooperative societies whose elections were held after January 13, 2013, shall have the term of five years in consonance with the provisions of 97th Amendment Act.

The petitioner had submitted that the Chandigarh Administration was yet to frame the rules for the implementation of the provisions of the 97th constitutional amendment and the managing committees of the cooperative societies which were elected for one year cannot be allowed to extend their term to five years.

It was on March 2 that the UT Administration had given an undertaking in the high court that it would withdraw the notification and the rules shall be in place before April 8, the next date of hearing.

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