Registration of cooperatives in Nepal

A cooperative organization can carry out its functions only after its registration under the cooperative act 2048. For registration of cooperatives following procedures should be followed.

Preliminary meeting:
According to the cooperative act 2048 there should be at least 25 members to form a cooperative society. The preliminary meeting must be held before applying for registration. The meeting is held in the presence of 25 members under 1 chairman among them. The following things should be discussed in the meeting:

  • Commencement of the business
  • The name and address of the society
  • The objectives of the society
  • The value of each share
  • Membership fee

Filing an application for registration
After preparing and passing proposed by laws and working schemes in the preliminary general meeting. In application should be submitted to the office of registrar, department of cooperatives, and government of Nepal
Following things are mentioned in the application form

  • Proposed name of the society
  • Address
  • Objectives
  • Working areas
  • Liabilities
  • Total share capital
  • Total number of shares to be paid
  • Two copies of the law of the proposed society
  • Original copy of the working scheme
  • Copies of citizen certificate
  • The application must be signed by the chairman

Receiving the certificate of registration
After filing an application for registration, certificate of registration is to be received. After applying application along with the document, they are submitted to the registration office. Then the registrar checks all the documents. If the documents are satisfactory then the registrar will issue a certificate of registration. After receiving a certificate of registration, the society can operate.

Legal provisions for dissolution of co-operative society

According to the cooperative act 2048 cooperative society can be dissolved under the following circumstances

  • Two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the society can take decisions of dissolution.
  • Registrar can dissolve it if an application with a reasonable clause is received.
  • Registrar can dissolve it if the society is found inactive and not operating for two years.
  • The registrar can dissolve it if it is found operating against the law and objectives.

For more Info: Cooperatives-Act-2017

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