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Atul Patankar

Cooperatives RTI case on 17 March

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Atul Patankar

As reported by Vimal Kumar at indiancooperative.com on 20 February 2011


Country’s courts have become store house of many itigation cases where Cooperatives argue that they can not be covered under the act.


Several cooperatives, including the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (Nafed), Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd (Kribhco) and National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India Ltd (NCCF), maintain the RTI Act is in contravention of cooperative principles.


RTI cases involving, Kribhco, Nafed and NCCF are set to be heard on 17 March in the Delhi high court.


According to cooperative sources government equity in grassroots agriculture cooperatives is 4.39%, and is less than 10% in the entire sector and thus they should be free of RTI prying eyes.

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