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advchennai (Advocate)     16 August 2009

Adminstrative set up of Co-op Socieity

What is the administrative set up under the Registrar of Co-operative Society in Tamilandu functions? 


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Rajendran Nallusamy (Advocate)     16 August 2009

The Registrar of Cooperative Societies being the head of the department is functioning at Chennai. The Registrar of Cooperative Societies is assisted by Additional Registrars of Cooperative Societies, Joint Registrars of Cooperative Societies and Deputy Registrars of Cooperative Societies at the Headquarters. A Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies is in-charge of each region. Circle Deputy Registrars of Cooperative Societies are working under their control.

There are twenty nine regions in the State with a Joint Registrar incharge of each region (District). The regional Joint Registrars are responsible for the proper functioning of the cooperative societies in the district (i.e) cooperative credit institutions, consumer Cooperatives, cooperative marketing and processing societies, farming societies and special type of cooperative societies like labour contract societies.

There are two Joint Registrars (Public Distribution System) in Chennai, exclusively to attend to the work relating to distribution of essential commodities through the public distribution system outlets of the cooperative societies functioning in Chennai City and belt areas.

The State has been divided into 63 circles for the administration of  the department. The circles on the territorial basis are generally coterminus with the Revenue Division. In Chennai City, however, there are two circles which are functioning on functional basis, one for credit and the other for non-credit cooperatives. The circle Deputy Registrars are working under the immediate control of regional joint Registrars. Many of the powers of the Registrar under the Tamilnadu Cooperative Societies Act, 1983 and the rules framed there under have been delegated to circle Deputy Registrars in respect of primary cooperatives. The Deputy Registrar attends to the inspection and supervision of all cooperative societies in his circle and discharge all statutory functions relating to the societies, such as enquiry, arbitration, execution, liquidation etc. A circle Deputy Registrar is assisted by few Cooperative Sub Registrars and a complement of Senior Inspectors, Junior Inspectors and other ministerial staff.

Apart from the regular circle Deputy Registrars, in every district, there is one Deputy Registrar (Public Distribution System) with a complementary staff for the supervision of fair price shops. They are also working under the direct control of the regional Joint Registrars.


There are seven Deputy Registrars (Public Distribution System) in Chennai City functioning under the direct control of Joint Registrar (Public Distribution System) Chennai. They are inspection the various public distribution system outlets of the cooperative societies functioning in Chennai City and belt areas. 

Isaac Gabriel (Advocate)     03 January 2010

Besides Registyrar of Cooperative socities,Functional RegistrarsIe Heads of Departments  have been delegated with the powers of the Registrar for Administering the other types of  Milk cooperatives, like Khadhi and Village Industries, Industrial Cooperatives, Housing Cooperatives, Weavers Cooperatives, Agro Engimneering Cooperatives, Animal Husbandry Cooperatives, Cooperative Sugar Mills, etc.,

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