Raj govt decides to amend Rajasthan Cooperative Societies Act

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Jaipur, Mar 5 (UNI) The Rajasthan Government today accepted the recommendations of the AK Baidyanathan Committee on Cooperative bodies and decided to amend the Rajasthan Cooperative Societies Act to accommodate the recommendations.

The proposal for the state government's acceptance and requisite amendment in the Act was approved by the Rajasthan Cabinet which met here under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Government Spokesman and PWD Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore said.

The proposed amendments in about a dozen sections and insertion of new section 47A would not only accord more powers and autonomy to the cooperative bodies but it would also pave the way for release of a Rs 522 crore Central package for the state for utilization through these bodies, Mr Rathore told reporters.

A bill for amending the Act would be moved in the Assembly, he added.

Besides this, the State Cabinet also approved a proposal for amending Rajasthan Cow Slaughter Prohibition and Regularisation of migration and export of Bovine Family Animals Act 1955, for lifting ban on export and migration of Naguari calves of over two years of age for use in dairy and/or agricultural activities, to such states where cow slaughter is prohibited.

The state government has also decided to amend the Rajasthan State Khadi Gramodyog Board Act 1955 to define the powers and functioning of the board secretary in the absence of board members and/or Chairman.

The Rajasthan Finance Act 2006 was also being amended for relaxations in conditions for filing an appeal in land tax disputes, Mr Rathore added.

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