The Haryana government has directed all registered cooperative societies to upload their records on a web portal to ensure transparency in operations and facilitate common people, an official said on Friday.
“Strict action will be taken against the societies which fail to comply with the directions,” additional chief secretary, cooperation department, Sanjeev Kaushal said.
The process of uploading data of all cooperative group housing societies and cooperative house building societies, which number around 1,200, is underway, he said. Data of about 400 such societies has already been uploaded on rcsharyana.gov.in, he added.
According to Kaushal, the availability of data online would not only bring more transparency in operations, but would also help in resolving disputes. It would also facilitate common people wanting to buy or rent a plot or flat in these societies as they would be able to access all basic details about the societies through the portal.
Kaushal said that under the Haryana Cooperative Societies Act, 1984, action would be taken against the office-bearers of the Managing Committees of those societies, which fail to upload their data within the given time.
The department would also stop providing any service to such societies, he added.
There are a total of 18,200 cooperative societies registered in the state, of which 10,500 are functional, he said. These include Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), Cooperative Labour and Constructions Societies, Cooperative Group Housing Societies, Cooperative House Building Societies and Cooperative Transport Societies.