24 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Non-cooperation blues

Non-cooperation blues

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and the Board of National Cooperatives Consumers Federation, the apex consumer co-op body, differ on who has the authority to appoint the Managing Director of the apex consumer cooperative body.

Their differences came to the fore when the Ministry appointed a joint secretary Anil Bahuguna as the MD. However, the NCCF board of directors headed by the veteran cooperator and former MLA Bijender Singh refused to accept him or for that matter anybody appointed by the Ministry without the approval of the Board. Sources say that the NCCF’s bye-laws authorize only the Board to appoint an MD and the Board has already appointed the officiating MD Shaukat Ali as the new Managing Director after Kamal Chaudhary.

The NCCF Chairman has reportedly stated that the Board has indeed not ratified the appointment of Anil Bahuguna and instead promoted Shaukat Ali – the officiating MD as a regular MD. The suspense continues.

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