Government of India creates a new Ministry of Co-operation

An historic move, a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has been created by the Modi Government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’.

The Ministry having separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.

Salient Features of Ministry of Co-operation 

  • It helps to Co-operatives as a true people-based movement reaching up to the grassroots.
  • Co-operative based economic development model is very relevant where each member works with a spirit of responsibility.
  • It will work to streamline processes for ‘Ease of doing business’ for co-operatives and enable development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).
  • It is also helpful for community based developmental partnership as well as  Ministry for Co-operation also fulfils the budget announcement made by the Finance Minister.

 Value Added Information’s subject to  Administrative Set-up

The Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 are made by the President of India under Article 77 of the Constitution for the allocation of business of the Government of India. The Ministries/Departments of the Government are created by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister under these Rules.

The business of the Government transacted in the Ministries/Departments, Secretariats and offices (referred to as 'Department') as per the distribution of subjects specified in these Rules. Each of the Ministries is assigned to a Minister by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Each department is generally under the charge of a secretary to assist the Minister on policy matters and general administration.

GS-2: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary-Ministries and Departments of the Government, Ministry of Co-operation, Sahkar se Samriddhi