Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

 
 

1.1 Background
The Right to Information Act,2005 came into force with effect from 12th October 2005.Clause 4(1)(a) of the Right to Information Act,2005 lays down that each Public Authority shall maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that records that are appropriate to be computerized and connected through a network all over the State and the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated.

1.2 Objective/purpose of this information handbook.
Clause 4(1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 lays down that each Public Authority shall compile such manuals:

1.3 Who are the intended users of the handbook?
Citizens, Civil Society organizations, Public Representatives, Officers and employees of public authorities including PIO and APIO and Appellate Officer, Central and State Information Commissions etc.

1.4 Definitions of key terms:
a) Act means Sikkim Cooperative Societies Act, 1978
b) Rules means Sikkim Cooperative Societies Rules, 1981
c) Pr.RCS means Principle Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Government of Sikkim.
d) RCS means Registrar Cooperative Societies, Government of Sikkim.
e) Society means Cooperative Society registered under the above Act.



1.5 Organization of Information:
Information in this hand book are arranged in chapter forms ranging from chapter 2 to chapter 18.All the relevant information as prescribed in the clause 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act,2005 has been incorporated in this handbook.


1.6 Getting additional Information:

Any additional information which has not been incorporated in this Handbook can be obtained free of cost from the Head Office, Department of Cooperation Sahakari Bhawan, Tadong, Gangtok.

 
     
  1.7 Name & Addresses of key contact points:

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.
Shri. R.K. Gautam
Addl. Registrar Cooperative Societies,
Cooperation Department
Sahakari Bhawan, Tadong.
 
     
  ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS.  
 

EAST DISTRICT

SOUTH DISTRICT

Shri.Tulsi Pradhan Shri. Binod K. Gurung
Joint Registrar, East Distt Joint Registrar, South district
Cooperation Department, Sichey, Gangtok. Department of Cooperation Namchi, South Sikkim.
 
     
 

WEST DISTRICT

NORTH DISTRICT

Shri.Wangchuk Bhutia Shri N.T. Denzongpa
Joint Registrar, West Joint Registrar, North
Department of Cooperation Department of Cooperation
Gyalshing, West Sikkim. Mangan, North Sikkim.
 
     
 
  Chapter 2
Organization, Functions and Duties
[Section 4(1) (b) (I)]
2.1 Particulars of the organization, functions and duties:-
 
     
 
Sl.No

Name of Organisation

Address

Functions Duties

1

Cooperation Department Sahakari Bhawan,
Tadong, East Sikkim
Registration, Inspection and supervision, Monitoring & Evaluation,  Audit of Cooperatives.
Administrative & financial sanction of Budgeted funds.
Mobilization of Officers and staffs to achieve the above functions
 
     
 

Chapter 3
Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees
[Section 4(1) (b) 9ii)]

 
     
 

3.1 Please provide details of the powers and duties of officers and employees of the authority by designation as follows:

 
 
Sl no. Name of the Officer/employee Designation Duties allotted Powers
1 Shri Ujjal Gurung

Secretary
Statutory: Head of Department Duties as HOD Administra tive & Financial
    Administrative:    -do- As per Sikkim Government Service Rules As per Sikkim Govt. Service Rules
    Financial: Sanctioning Authority As per Sikkim Financial Rules As per Sikkim  Financial Rules
    Other:                  -    
2 Shri Dorjee Dadul Bhutia Pr. Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Sikkim          Statutory: Head of Office Assist Secretary Cooperation in discharging his duty. Adm.& Financial powers as head of office
    Administrative:       -do-      -do-  
    Financial:                -do-      -do-  
    Other:    
3 Shri J.M. Pradhan

Registrar, Coop. Societies

 

Statutory: Registrar of coop. societies Duties specified in the Coop. Act All powers conferred by Sikkim coop. societies Act 1978
    Administrative:         -    
    Financial:                  -    
    Other:                        -    
4 Shri R.K. Gautam

Addl. Registrar, C S

 

Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives All powers delegated by Registrar
    Administrative:    -  
    Financial:    -  
    Other: Public Information Officer, RTI Act,2005 To look into the matter of Right to Information As per RTI Act,2005
5 Shri Pratap Pradhan Statutory: To assist Secretary Cooperation in discharging his duty. Adm.& Financial powers as head of office
    Administrative:       -do-      -do-  
    Financial:                -do-      -do-  
6 Shri S.N. Sharma, JRCS Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives   All powers delegated by Registrar
    Administrative:        -  
    Financial:        -  

7

Ms Jabi Thapa

JRCS
Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives     -do-
    Administrative:        -  
    Financial:        -  
  8 Ms Karma Ongmu JRCS Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives     -do-
    Administrative:        -  
    Financial:        -  

9

Ms P. Omgmu JRCS Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives     -do-
    Administrative:       -  
    Financial:       -  
 10 Shri B.S. Rawat, JRCS Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives     -do-
    Administrative:       -  
    Financial:       -  
 11 Shri M. Khatiwada, JRCS Statutory: Inspect & Supervise the day to day functioning of cooperatives  
    Administrative:       -  
    Financial:       -  
12 Shri N.D. Bhutia, Dy. Secy Statutory: To assist  administration of the department.  
    Administrative:       -  
    Financial:       -  

13

Shri K.P Sharma DRCS Statutory: Inspect & supervise day to day function of cooperatives  

 

   -do-
    Administrative:        -     -
    Financial:        -     -

14

Shri L.N. Nepal, DRCS Statutory:      -do-    -do-
    Administrative:       -     -
    Financial:       -     -
    Other: Asstt. Public Information Officer, RTI Act,2005 To look into the matter of Right to Information As per RTI Act,2005

15

Shri Princy P. Dhondup

Sr.Accts Officer cum DDO
Statutory: To act as D& DO As per Sikkim Financial Rules
    Administrative:       -     -
    Financial:     -Do-   - Do-
 16 Ms Sarda Roka, DRCS Statutory: Inspect & supervise day to day function of cooperatives  
    Administrative:       -     -
    Financial:     -Do-   - Do-
17 Shri Tenzing Gelay, DRCS Statutory: Inspect & supervise day to day function of cooperatives  
    Administrative:       -     -
    Financial:     -Do-   - Do-

18

Shri K.B. Thapa

Asstt. Director
Statutory: Monitoring, Evaluation, Prepare monthly  progress and annual reports of the department, Status of the cooperatives, submission of to various coop. institutions including NABARD, Ministry etc.    

      -
    Administrative:        -       -
    Financial:        -       -
 
     
 
   

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