The reforms in the cooperative sector is a step towards effectively tackling corruption and streamlining the process to ensure it becomes more accountable to the people serving the welfare of the society, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Thursday.
The state government’s decision to disqualify directors in the cooperative sector, who have been accused of financial mismanagement, for two terms have been criticised by both the Congress and the NCP.
Fadnavis said that over the years, cooperatives have been started to be treated as private companies, and in course, the purpose of it serving the welfare of the people have been defeated. All this is because of gross mismanagement of the administration and finances, he said.
The state’s role was confined to putting the system in place and not to dislodge anyone. “When things are working well, the government will be rewarding and where wrong practices are prevalent, it would punish the wrong doers,” he added.