We have noticed that many co-operative housing societies have either elected or co-opted Associate Members (by paying Rs.100/- as Associate Membership fee) on the managing committees. If you have any Associate Member as MC Member in your co-operative housing society, LODGE a formal complaint with Deputy Registrar / Assistant Registrar of your concerned ward immediately with the following reference and ask such MC Member to resign or get him / her dismissed.
“Directive to be given to all co-operative Housing Societies in the Maharashtra State Under section 79 (A) of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, 1960.
In respect of applying Co-operative Housing Societies Manual
GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA
No. SAGRUYO-2011/PRA.KRA. 360/14-SA, Co operation, Marketing and Textile
Date 15th October, 2011
MEMBER, MANAGING COMMITTEE AND RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE MEMBERS
Types of membership
- Even though there is not mentioned the name as an owner in the purchase deed, the Associate Membership can get by paying only admission fee and with the consent of the original member.In the absence of original member and with his consent associate member can attend the annual general body meeting, the associate member can take part in the election as a voter/ candidate. In case the associate member gets elected as a committee member, he becomes office bearer also.
A person, who became an Associate member by paying only admission fee, shall not get any rights in voting or election behalf the original member. It is necessary for the Associate member that his share/name is included in the ownership of property for holding share jointly.”
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