Section 154A - Constitution of State Co-operative Council, its functions, etc.
(1) There shall be a Council to be called the Maharashtra State Co-operative Council
consisting of such number of members, including the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman,
as the State Government may determine and nominate from time to time.
(2) The State Government shall appoint a Secretary of the Council.
(3) The functions of the Council constituted under sub-section (1) shall be as follows,
(a) to advise the State Government on all matters relating to co-operative movement;
(b) to review the co-operative movement and to suggest ways of co-ordinating the
activities of co-operative societies in the State;
(c) to suggest ways and means to remove the difficulties experienced by the cooperative
(d) to report to the State Government on such matters as may be referred to it by the State
(e) to recommend the plans and policies for the development of co-operative movement
in the State;
(f) to evaluate existing schemes and suggest new schemes for co-operative development
especially for the development of backward classes and economically weaker sections of
(g) to advise the State Government for the implementation of special scheme of economic
development through co-operative methods; and
(h) to undertake studies for any of the purposes aforesaid either through department or
(4) The State Government may, be general or special order, provide for--
(a) the calling of the meetings of the Council and the procedure at such meetings.
(b) duties of the Secretary to the Council,
(c) sub-committee or committees of the Council,
(d) the term of office of members of the Council and travelling and daily allowances
admissible to the members of the Council.