Offices of Cooperation Department

After the State joined the mainstream of the Indian Union in 1975-76, a full-fledged Cooperation Department was established with the Secretary Cooperation as ex-officio Registrar of Cooperative Societies. The Department at that time functioned with 1 (one) Deputy Registrar in the Head Quarter and 2 (two) Inspectors each for South/ West and North/East Divisions. There were few Ministerial and Accounts Staff to assist the Secretary Cooperation. With the growth in number of Cooperative Societies, the Department increased its field functionaries and established two division offices headed by ARCS and then by DRCS.

However, it was only in the year 1994 that the Cooperative Cadre was formed. The last cadre review was done in the year 2005 wherein the cadre strength was suitably increased, keeping in pace with the growth of Cooperative Sector and many responsibilities attached to it. The cadre strength presently stands at 107. In addition, the Department also has post of 25 auditors and 35 inspectors counted under feeder service.

The Sub-Divisional Offices at Soreng, Chungthang, Ravangla, Pakyong and Rongli were established in the year 2003. All these offices are reasonably equipped in all respect and are providing services mostly independently while maintaining liaison with the Head Office. Presently, Districts are headed by the Joint Registrar and the Sub Divisions are headed by the Deputy Registrars with host of field functionaries to assist them in day-to-day affairs of Cooperative Societies. The Department also has other officers and staff from Accounts, Ministerial, Statistics and other services to provide backup services in running the office administration. Presently Cooperative Inspectors are also posted in 16 Block Administrative Centers for effective monitoring of Cooperative Societies besides District and Sub Division Offices.