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Labour co-operative

meaning
Although many Labour Party candidates, and over 200 of the
current Parliamentary Labour Party, are members of the Cooperative Party, including Ed Miliband and most colleagues from
his Shadow Cabinet,[2] only those candidates who have been
officially endorsed by both parties may use the designation
Labour Co-operative 44 candidates in the 2010 elections of
which 28 were elected, including theShadow Chancellor of the
Exchequer Ed Balls. Only Labour Co-operative MPs
and peers belong to the parliamentary Co-operative Party group.
At a local level, where wards may elect more than one councillor,
only those where all candidates are supported by the Cooperative Party may use the designation on ballot papers and
leaflets.[2] In the list systems used for elections to the European
Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and London
Assembly, the designation has not been used. This convention
has been adopted ostensibly to avoid confusion between a mix of
candidates that could lead to a reduction in the Labour vote.
Nevertheless, there have been Labour Co-operative candidates in
the single-member constituencies in those bodies and the Cooperative Party continues to support and promote constituency
and list members of those assemblies and the House of Lords.

Logo
Labour Co-operative candidates use the Labour logo on ballot papers,
although a variety of hybrid logos have in the past been used on
promotional literature.[2]

Labour Co-operative

Labour and Co-operative (often abbreviated Labour Co-op)


describes those candidates in British elections standing on behalf

of both the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party, based on a


national agreement between the two parties.

Anti-Labour Policies of Centre Flayed


By Express News Service
Published: 06th December 2014 06:18 AM
Last Updated: 06th December 2014 06:18 AM

PUDUCHERRY: All central trade union volunteers on Friday


held a demonstration in front of the Head Post Office to protest against
the BJP governments anti-labour policies.
Leaders of the AITUC, CITU, INTUC and AICCTU charged the
Central government with following labour policies only to appease the
big corporate houses.
They slammed the BJP governments move also to allow FDI in
railways, defence and insurance and sought the allocation of more funds
for labourers.
The protestors slammed the N Rangasamy government for the free
movement of goondas in the industrial estates and encouraging the
owners of the factories to employ contract labourers.
The trade unions said the Territorial government was acting in the
interest of the industrial units in the estates and ignoring the demands of
the labourers.
The demonstration was led by Gabriel and leaders V S Abishegam
(AITUC).
Meanwhile, PONTEX employees, affiliated to the CITU, held a
demonstration in front of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies at
Thattanchavady, demanding that the order for free lungis and saris,
under the government scheme, be provided to the PONTEX and
PONFAB.
Their demands also included setting up of a welfare board to protect
handloom weavers and provide adequate wages to them; among the
others.

Indian Labour Cooperative Society


News

Favourable 'partial ruling' in spat with Cooper: Apollo


In October, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Court of Chancery to
push for completion of their merger and stated that the Indian firm was
seeking to delay an agreement with USW, which represents Cooper
employees at facilities in Findlay, Ohio, and Texarkana, Arkansas.
Why single-out auto sector for labour problems asks SIAM
Sandilya, president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), explains to CNBCTV18 the concerns of India Inc regarding acts of violence by disgruntled workers who take the
law into their own hands.

SIAM demands labour reforms to allow lay-offs in slowdown


Within a month of the crippling strike at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, Society of Indian
Automobile Manufacturers today favoured reforms in India'slabour laws to allow lay-offs
of employees during a slowdown, but with adequate unemployment benefits.
RIL Retail eyes ailing co-ops
Aug 19, 2006 at 12:23

RIL Retail has ailing cooperatives on its radar screen. After revamping the Sahkari Bhandar in
Mumbai, RIL is hoping to do the same with Delhi's Super Bazaar pending court approval, reports
CNBC-TV18.

Reliance tops bids for ailing Indian retail chain


Aug 10, 2006 at 10:53 | Source: reuters

Reliance Industries Ltd., which plans to launch a retail chain, has submitted a Rs 2.88-billion bid to
revive an ailing shopping cooperative, a court panel said, reports Reuters

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Tags: election mode, Kushalkar, labour cooperative, NLCF, R M Pandey

NLCF enters into election mode


Posted on 09 May 2014 by parasnath
National Labour Cooperative Federation the apex body of labour cooperatives spread around the country is going to
elect a new board a couple of months away from now on July 16.
There would first be voting for 262 delegates from across the states who would elect their Board in July. Though the
parent bodys financial health is not comfortable, some of the NLCF members are doing good business. Labour
cooperatives are quite strong in the state of Maharashtra, Gujarat and in some of the southern states.
Even the incumbent Chairman Sanjiv Kushalkar who also happens to be Chairman of Maharashtra chapter boasts of
thriving business for the state unit in Maharashtra. Pune-based Kushalkar and his team have scripted successful
stories.
The apex body is marred by internal dissensions also. Insiders say July elections are going to have all the ingredients
of a spicy bollywood plot.
Talking to Indian Cooperative NLCF Managing Director R N Pandey said that the name of the Returning Officer
would be shortly decided followed by notification of the polling.
Several members are defaulters and they would be asked to pay before a due date so that they are able to cast their
votes. Though we have Urangal like co-operative which is pride of cooperatives, there are several which are
struggling in want of the government support.
Readers would note that Urangal is based in Kozhikode in Kerala and its constructions from airport to malls to roads
dot the skyline of many districts of the state.

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Tags: kerala, labour cooperative, ULCC, UN

Kozhikodes ULCC catches UN attention


Posted on 31 January 2014 by akshaykumar
In a time when the cooperative has become a whipping horse both for government and media which miss no chance
to condemn it there are some examples which restore confidence in the viability of this model. ULCCS is one of them.
In a rare recognition for a co-operative venture in the country, the UN is making a documentary on a Kerala-based
civil works contract society, which has soared to heights from humble beginnings to build a Rs 210-crore cyber park.
The Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS) in Kozhikode district received UNs attention after
its Resident Coordinator in India, Lise Grande left impressed with its efforts in bringing about multi-dimensional
upliftment of its members, by successfully employing tenets of mutual benefit, togetherness, collective authority and
responsibility sharing.
ULCC has featured as one of the successful cooperatives by the Indian Cooperative earlier.
Tucked away in the southern part of the country it is exploiting cooperative concept to the hilt. Whether you are on a
high way or in hi-tech park, your eyes can not miss the ubiquitous presence of this construction cooperative. ULCC
indeed is a true example of successful cooperative which Indian Cooperative would like to feature in the International
year of cooperative, 2012 as declared by United Nations.
Most of the Local Self Govts (Panchayat Raj Institutions) have identified ULCCS as the reliable partner for entrusting
the development of roads and other facilities at the village level.

On the other end of the spectrum, ULCCS Ltd is active in National High way construction work under Ministry Of
Roads Transports and Highways (MORTH) also. With these sorts of varied activities, the Society had increased its
gross revenues to 76.54 crores consistently registering annual growth rate of over 30%. The Society had completed
more than 3000 major projects in Kerala and about 100 projects worth more than 4000 lakhs are in various stages of
completion.
Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS Ltd), started in 1925 by eminent social reformer Sri Guru
Vagbadananda in a remote hamlet Uralungal, near Vatakara in Kozhikode District in Kerala, as a novel mass
movement against the atrocities of the caste system prevalent in those days, had grown today as a name
synonymous with quality, workmanship, precision and efficiency in Civil works especially in roads& bridges in North
Kerala.
This cooperative of skilled workers, who lost their jobs due to their social fight against superstitions and partisan
practices during 1920s and 30s, formed for solving their unemployment played a crucial role in developing
infrastructure in the independent India.
By religiously following its culture of social harmony and selfless service that bonded the initial members of the union,
ULCCS had grown as the biggest Labour Contract Society by providing direct employment to over 2000 workers from
rural areas.

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Tags: cooperatives, Kozikode, labour cooperative, transition, ULCC

ULCC organizes Cooperatives in transition debate


Posted on 20 September 2013 by ajayjha
Perhaps for the first time any cooperative organization is holding a seminar which involves prestigious institutions like
IIM and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
The Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) which has many achievements up its sleeve and is a
thriving labour cooperative based in Kozikode in Kerala is the prime mover of the show.
Talking to Indian Cooperative, ULCCs Mr Kishore said This seminar is of its own kind with some of the finest brains
coming together to deliberate on the theme Cooperatives in transition in the era of globalisation.
The venue is Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) campus at Kunnamangalam. Beginning n Thursday it
would continue through Friday.
UN resident Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in New Delhi Lisa Grande opened the seminar.
Economist Prof. Prabhat Patnaik, IIMK Professor Krishna Kumar Ladha and TISS director Prof. Parasuraman are
among the speakers for the opening session.
About fifty participants invited from different parts of the world are participating in the conference.
Tucked away in the southern part of the country ULCC is exploiting cooperative concept to the hilt. Whether you are
on a high way or in hi-tech park, your eyes can not miss the ubiquitous presence of this construction cooperative.
ULCC indeed is a true example of successful cooperative.
Considering the performances of the Society the State Government is treating society as an Accredited Agency to
undertake works directly without tender procedure. The works under Special Development Fund for MLAs are also
undertaken directly without tender procedure. Tourism Department has also approved it as the execution agency.
What a clout! And all based on twin principles of integrity and quality-which underline the execution of all its projects.

Most of the Local Self Govts (Panchayat Raj Institutions) have identified ULCCS as the reliable partner for entrusting
the development of roads and other facilities at the village level.
On the other end of the spectrum, ULCCS Ltd is active in National High way construction work under Ministry Of
Roads Transports and Highways (MORTH) also. With these sorts of varied activities, the Society registered annual
growth rate of over 30%.
The Society had completed more than 3000 major projects in Kerala and about 100 projects worth more than 4000
lakhs are in various stages of completion.

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Tags: Kanpur, labour cooperative, LACCFED, raid, SIB

LACCFED: SIB raid in many districts


Posted on 31 August 2012 by akshaykumar
Once again, the Labour and Construction Cooperative Federation (LACCFED) of UP is in news. The cooperative cell
of the special investigating agency (SIB) of the state has carried out raids at 11 locations in Kanpur in connection with
a construction scam.
The raids were targeted at various properties owned by a business group in the city, claimed SIB sources.
Sources added the raids yielded a number of important documents and computer hard disks that could be a great
help in the investigations.

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Tags: BSP, deep trouble, labour cooperative, LACCFED, mayawati, R M


Pandey,Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh

UP: Labour Cooperative under police scanner


Posted on 24 August 2012 by ram
There is no fund for the national Federation of Labour cooperatives as its staffs go without salaries for months
together. But one of its members from Uttar Pradesh, LACCFED became a multi-crore company in no time.
The Labour and Construction Cooperation Federation (LACCFED) involved in a multi-crore scam is under police
investigation now.
There are serious allegations being levelled against the functionaries of the federation and several projects involving
hundreds of crores of rupees are being enquired into by the police. All the allegations date back to the period when
Mayawati was in power.
Talking to Indian Cooperative, the Managing Director of National Federation of Labour and Construction Cooperative
Mr R M Pandey said t though LACCFED is our member, we have no link to its business deals.
The police investigation is mainly focused on finding out if the office of the federation operated from the premises
owned by a political party or agency officials forged the papers for the purpose.
Initially, the federation was a minuscule entity handling a couple of lakhs but later the BSP govt. suddenly entrusted it
with construction projects involving hundreds of crores of rupees. The sudden transformation of the federation
arouses suspicion, police say.

While one of the accused a former GM of the federation was recently arrested but was soon let off on bail, some of
the accused are still evading arrest.
Sources say some political heavyweights are involved in the scam and police investigations are indicating in the
direction.
BSP, however, has expressed its vehement anger at the insinuation that it has anything to do with the scam.

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Tags: kerala, Kozhikod, labour cooperative, Rameshan, Sri Guru


Vagbadananda,ULCCS, Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society

ULCCS: A Cooperative with a difference


Posted on 28 July 2012 by ajayjha

The cooperative has become a whipping horse both for government and media which miss no chance to condemn it.
There are some examples, however, which restore confidence in the viability of this model. ULCCS is one of them.
Tucked away in the southern part of the country it is exploiting cooperative concept to the hilt. Whether you are on a
high way or in hi-tech park, your eyes can not miss the ubiquitous presence of this construction cooperative. ULCC
indeed is a true example of successful cooperative which Indian Cooperative would like to feature in the International
year of cooperative, 2012 as declared by United Nations.

If you are honest and well-meaning world gives you way. This is proved by the story of ULCCS. Considering the
performances of the Society the State Government is treating society as an Accredited Agency to undertake works
directly without tender procedure. The works under Special Development Fund for MLAs are also undertaken directly
without tender procedure. Tourism Department has also approved it as the execution agency. What a clout! And all
based on twin principles of integrity and quality-which underline the execution of all its projects.
Most of the Local Self Govts (Panchayat Raj Institutions) have identified ULCCS as the reliable partner for entrusting
the development of roads and other facilities at the village level.
On the other end of the spectrum, ULCCS Ltd is active in National High way construction work under Ministry Of
Roads Transports and Highways (MORTH) also. With these sorts of varied activities, the Society had increased its
gross revenues to 76.54 crores consistently registering annual growth rate of over 30%. The Society had completed
more than 3000 major projects in Kerala and about 100 projects worth more than 4000 lakhs are in various stages of

completion.
Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS Ltd), started in 1925 by eminent social reformer Sri Guru
Vagbadananda in a remote hamlet Uralungal, near Vatakara in Kozhikode District in Kerala, as a novel mass
movement against the anarchies of the caste system prevalent in those days, had grown today as a name
synonymous with quality, workmanship, precision and efficiency in Civil works especially in roads& bridges in North
Kerala.
This cooperative of skilled workers, who lost their jobs due to their social fight against superstitions and partisan
practices during 1920s and 30s, formed for solving their unemployment played a crucial role in developing
infrastructure in the independent India.
By religiously following its culture of social harmony and selfless service that bonded the initial members of the union,
ULCCS had grown as the biggest Labour Contract Society by providing direct employment to over 2000 workers from
rural areas.

Profile of the Society

The Uralaungal Coolie Velakkarude Paraspara Sahaya Sangham, formed during 1925, is renamed as The Uralungal
Labour Contract Co-operative Society and registered under Societies Act in 1967, with its headquarters in Madapally
in Vatakara Taluk in Kozhikode District.
The Society undertakes civil construction work in Infrastructure development in North Kerala Region and is one of the
most preferred cooperative societies for development of roads, bridges and allied infrastructure.
Professional Governance
ULCCS has a well-defined organizational structure to execute the decisions of the board and a consultation wing to
associate in making the policy decisions. The society is now the developer of UL Cyber Park, the worlds first IT
Specific Special Economic Zone set up by a Labour contract cooperative society. The society emphasizes on
establishment of professional governance starting from policy formulation execution till bill collection.

For various policy decisions it takes consultation of well-known professional bodies including Indian Institute of
Management, NIIT Kozhikode. It was well evident that while setting up the first Special Economic Zone of Malabar, it
took consultation on master planning from Nikken Sekkei, the worlds largest architectural firm and ex-professionals
from Info park, Cochin, Kerala, one of the best performing Special Economic Zones in the country.
It is this skill of the society which has helped in getting entrusted with the administrative role for various projects from
the state government like SARGALAYA, craft village, a tourism project to promote handicrafts.
Besides, ULCCS has floated another initiative named ULCCS Foundation, an NGO to foray into social initiatives. The
professional governance of the society is strongly set with its well framed authority responsibility structure. Different

projects will be assigned to these Directors, who in turn will be responsible for the effective completion of the

same.
How it works
ULCCS Ltd. is a successful model of an LCC in the country. The Society generally takes up works in State of Kerala,
well before participating in the tender, the committee members assemble to decide upon the percentage with which
the society can take up the work. Many instances, after tender, negotiations happen, which is again vested with the
Governing members to take decisions. In some situations the work might be awarded without floating tenders. The
society also takes up works, which need to be completed in war footing. After earnings a work, the various tasks are
identified and are assigned to various Directors.
Leaders, who require materials for works, allocate construction machineries and allot works for members and
nonmember workers succeed each Director. If the work site is at distinct location, accommodation facilities are
arranged for the work force, so as to avoid time wastage for travel and transportation.
The work force is also provided with additional allowances. Catering facilities are set in the work site itself, which
helps in providing nutritious food to work force and saving time. The leaders in the site itself make all the bills of
accounts and measurements.
This is checked and then signed by the members in the corresponding locality. This is then forwarded to the Directors
for verification, and is passed by the President by signing the same. Subsequently these bills are taken to office for
further inspection.

Cooperative Values and Principles


The society is manned and managed by labourers based on strong cooperative values and principles. Like in the
case of Societies of similar kind, the activities of the Society are managed by a Board of Directors elected from the

members of the Society. Currently ULCCS Ltd. has 10 members in its Board. As ULCCS Ltd. restricts its membership
only to the people who contribute directly to the work undertaken by the Society, all Directors are also full time
workers with the Society.
The society started with 14 members, had acquired memberships above 1000, in the due course of time. At present,
the number is 1220, by the exclusion of those who has demised and those who left because of other reasons (like
relocation, migration).
Apart from this, on a daily basis, the society also employs non-member workers and local labours from the locality of
the construction site, amounting to a sum total of 2000 numbers. Also the society has the facilities for technological
supervisions and for imparting the necessary training for the working lot. All the members of the society are
construction workers. The workers should be well equipped with all tasks involved in the construction activities.
Based on the skills, sincerity, commitment and experience, the non-member workers are prompted as members by
awarding with membership. The regional limits for membership are whole district of Kozhikode except Feroke
whereas the society generally takes up works throughout the state of Kerala.
Society serves as a resort for those workers who loose their works in the traditional industrial sectors like weaving,
coir making, beedi making, and laterite quarrying. The society also cares for those workers who are physically and
mentally challenged. The entire systems and procedures of the society are based on the principles of thrift and
mutual help and strong disciplinary rules and procedures.
Business sustainability
The society even after providing all the statutory dues and labour welfare expenses is able to hit remarkable growth
rate in profits and expansion of its base asset.
I T Interventions
ULCCS upgrades itself to all that is possible to enhance its efficiency and execution pace. It uses Information
Technology to the best in generating reports on a daily basis from stone crusher, major project sites including IT park
project to enable better monitoring, analysis and reporting to enhance better decision making. The society uses
updated soft wares like Tally ERP and customized ERP packages to integrate to various projects site spread over

100 locations.
Membership Education and Participation
The members participate in almost all key decision making process. Along with regular board meetings of the
directors/executors of the society there are workmens meeting, technical review meetings and Annual General Body
Meeting to put forth every key policy decision for participation from the members in number of votes.
Fair Trade and Quality Adherence

ULCCS Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2008 Organisation and has sophisticated construction equipments to complete the
projects effectively. Even though the workmen of the Society hail from rural areas, they use modern state-of the art
technology in their activities.
In a sense, ULCCS Ltd. is a successful example how technology adoption in grass root levels can make phenomenal
changes in the lives in rural India. It is this quest for better technologies, quality and process driven operations that
make ULCCS a Cooperative Society with a difference.
Presently, the society has the potential in churning 6 lakh job opportunities per annum.
Government Support
In the beginning, the society under took works of wells, aqua ducts, fencing etc of Malabar District Board and PWD in
the districts of Kannur, Maplappuram, Thrissur and Palakkad. The members were so committed and dedicated to the
growth of the society that, they were prepared to take up works at any distant location.
The governing members were consistent in delivering time framed quality work, started focusing on the construction
of roads, as it provides opportunities for more employees. At present the society under takes works from PWD,
National Highway, KWA, Irrigation Department, Harbour Engineering , DRDA, KSUDP, Tourism Department, Airport ,
Railways and other Local Self Governing Bodies (District, Block, Grama Panchayath).
The Society secures works by competing with other private contractors. From 1954 onwards the Government of
Kerala exempts the Society from paying Earnest Money Deposit (EMD). Also in 1965, when the work Amount exceed
the tender amount , the Kerala Government allotted 10% weight age, which is marked as the first allowances from the
Government side.
This was a part of the initial step encouragement from Kerala Government to Labour Contract Society to sustain in
the for front in delivering quality works, by competing with private contractors was a tough task, possible only with the
proper back up from the Government.
The Government has always supported the society by relaxing the limits of executing works, time to time through
special Government Orders. Now the society can take up the work without financial limit by enjoying the preferential
benefits granted by the Government of Kerala.
Leadership
The Societys steady growth and achievements have been under the captainship of Shri P Remeshan, the President
of ULCCS. Recently Shri Remeshan has been elected as Director of National Labour Cooperative Federation. He
was also elected as a Member in National Council on Labour Cooperatives (NACLC) under the Chairmanship of
Honourable Minister Sri. Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister.
Rameshan was also honored with Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana award during 2005. He was also elected as a special
Invitee in the State Planning Board for co-operatives. Shri. Remeshan is a visionary who is always leading the
strategic team from the front to make the impossible happen.
Innovative Practices/Initiatives
Diversification
The society was formed with the main objective of societal upliftment by creating job opportunities among the weaker
sections of the society. However, there is a phenomenal shift in the category of job seekers from uneducated and
unskilled to educated and skilled ones.
To meet the objective of employment generation for such class of job seekers, who constitute the majority, the
society realizes that it has to shift from its operations of construction works to large scale skilled employment
generating initiatives like IT Parks. Apart from this, the Government has firm conviction that the involvement of the
society as a strategic developer of this prestigious venture would fasten the pace of development of the Malabar
Region in several folds.

On completion of the first phase of the project, the processing area will have a capacity to hold 10,000 employees.
On completion of the project, the processing areas will have a capacity to hold 20,000direct employees on a single
shift. The project has now got the SEZ Status of the central governmenT making ULCCS the first developer to get

such a status in the Malabar Region of Kerala.


Making History in the cooperative sector
UL Cyber Park, the first IT Special Economic Zone in Malabar owned by ULCCS under construction
(b) Crusher Unit:
The society believes that the access to raw material acts a crucial factor in getting the project done within the
stipulated time. For that society has now constituted a most modern stone crusher unit at Cherupara, Mukkom which
provides sand and metals of required dimensions.
Stone Crusher Unit at Cheruppara, Mukkam
This diversification contributes greatly in achieving time bound project execution by the society. The total cost of this
project was Rs.18 crores which was funded by NCDC by contributing 14.4 crores against societys own contribution
of Rs. 3.6 crores.
Effective Communications
All the members, including technical and the administration team practice an unique mode of communication and
reporting system in order to enhance the efficiency in discussion, analysis, reporting and decision making.
Adoption of market friendly practices
The kingpin of the society is the discipline and market friendly practices of the members. The workers used to build
good rapport with the population of the locality where they take up works.
Financial discipline is also deployed with due prominence, and any act of financial fraud lance or theft by a member is
dispensed with intolerant actions, irrespective of the amount involved, till date.
The commitment of the society to the socially backward and downtrodden masses are evidenced by the timely
intervention in undertaking and completing the construction work of dwelling houses at Muthukadu colony bordering
the hill district of Wayanad.
The beneficiaries were tribes located in remote hill tracks with no communication facilities. We extend our helping
hand during the crisis and natural calamities and we have been on the forefront in the field for round the clock for
rehabilitation and relief works during Tsunami, landslides and other natural calamities. We made available transport
facility for evacuating the people from the affected areas and provided food and financial assistance to the people in
the rehabilitation camps.

Awards and Recognition


NCDC Excellence Award 2008
The consistent disposition of credibility and quality in all entrusted works had gained the society with many
prestigious awards and recognitions. The under mentioned representations in highly reputed boards of the
government and management are some of such coveted ones.
Membership of the President, ULCCS Ltd., Nominated by Central Government, in National Advisory Council on
Labour Co-operatives, New Delhi, under the Chairmanship of Honourable Minister Sri. Sharath Pawar, Union
Agriculture Minister.
Membership of the President in Sub Committee for Co-operation in Kerala State Planning Board.
Management Committee Member of Calicut Management Association affiliated to Indian Institute of Management,
Kozhikode (IIMK)
Management Committee Member in Vaghbhadanantha Trust.
Special Momento and a Certificate was awarded by the Chief Minister of Kerala to the society in recognition of our
service in Disaster Management, rehabilitation and relief work during the Tsunami, explosion in S.M.Street, Calicut,
landslides and in other natural calamities.
Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana award winner in 2005
Vocational Award 2002 presented by Rotary International
Karma Ragna Puraskar 2008 awarded by Indo-Arab Confederation Council.

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Tags: Ashok Dabas, labour cooperative, NCUI, NFCL, open spat at NFCL programme at
NCUI, R M Pandey

NFCL Saga:Ashok Dabas hits back


Posted on 28 December 2011 by ram
Believing contrary pointy of view as soul of democracy we produce below the reaction of Shri Ashok Dabas
on the article Open spat at NFCL programme at NCUI
I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THE MANNER, THE EVENT IS COVERED BY SOME REPOERTER OF THIS PORTAL.
THE SAME IS NOT IN GOOD TASTE AND IT APPEARS THAT IT IS AIMED TO CREATE DIFFERENCES WITH

LATENT PURPOSE.
TRUTH IS ALWAYS TRUTH AND SHALL PREVAIL. I HAVE GIVEN ABOUT TWENTY YEARS OF MY LIFE TO THE
COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE LABOUR COOPEARTIVE MOVEMENT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART. I HAVE
ALWAYS TRIED TO STRENGTHEN IT
TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES. SUPER BAZAR AN AILING COOPERATIVE IS REVIVED TODAY BECAUSE I
TURNED EVERY STONE TO REVIVE IT FOR THE SAKE OF THOUSANDS OF ITS WORKERS. WHEN
EVERYONE INCLUDING AMUL, NCCF, NAFED, NDDB,etc., DEEMED IT TO BE A DEADWOOD, INDIAN LABOUR
COOPERATIVE SOCIETY OF WHICH I WAS THE CHAIRMAN, INTERVENED IN THE SUPREME COURT AND
MADE IT POSSIBLE TO BE REVIVED.
SIMILARLY FOR NLCF ALSO I MOBILISED CAPITAL TO STRENGTHEN THE SHARE CAPITAL BASE OF NLCF. I
ALSO GOT SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK ALLOTED TO NLCF. BESIDES AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF NLCF
ON THE BOARD OF NCUI I HAVE BEEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING MORE PROGRAMMES ALLOTED TO
THE TRAINING OF THE LABOUR COOPERATIVES. QUITE FREQUENTLLY AND ASSERTIVELY I HAVE BEEN
RAISING THE CAUSE OF LABOUR COOPERATIVES AT VARIOUS FORUMS, WHICH IS A MATTER OF
RECORD.
SO THERE CAN NOT BE ANY EFFORT ON MY PART TO DENIGRATE OR INSULT MY OWN ORGANISATION
WHICH I AM NURTURING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES.
FURTHER, I DO NOT NURTURE ANY HOSTILITIES AGAINST ANYBODY OR Mr.PANDEY, FOR THAT MATTER.
THROUGHOUT MY CAREER IN THE COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CALL A SPADE
A SPADE. OFCOURSE I NEVER MINCE WORDS, AS TRUTH IS TRUTH. NLCF IS NOT PERFORMING TO THE
EXPECTED LEVELS WITH RECURRING LOSSES, AND ONE ONE MUST KNOW, WHERE WE STAND IN ORDER
TO PROGRESS.
WELL I PRAISED Mr. MISHRA THE MD OF FISHCOFED, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT ?
FISHCOFED WAS A SINKING ORGANISATION AND Mr. MISHRA BROUGHT IT BACK ON ITS OWN FEET. SUCH
A PERSON NEEDS TO BE PRAISED. ON THE OTHER HAND THE LABOUR FEDERATION WHICH HAS GREAT
POTENTIAL, IS FAILING TO MEET ITS OBJECTIVES.
I WAS NOT COMPARING FISHCOFED WITH NLCF. IN FACT THERE IS NO COMPARISON, AS FISHCOFED HAS
GONE MILES AHEAD, WHICH WE SHOULD TAKE AS A ROLE MODEL AND STIRVE TO JUSTIFY OUR
POSITIONS. IF THE REPORTER OF THIS PORTAL OR Mr. PANDEY HAS TAKEN IT OTHERWISE, THEN IT IS
YOUR PROBLEM.NOT MINE.
SO I DEMAND, YOU BEING A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN YOU MUST OFFER AN APOLOGY AND REPORT
CORRECTLY.
Ashok Dabas

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Open spat at NFCL programme at NCUI


Posted on 21 December 2011 by ajayjha

A programme aimed at highlighting the role of


youth and women in cooperative movement by National Labour Cooperative Federation Labour(NLCF) at NCUI in
Delhi turned sour with one of the Directors Ashok Dabas denigrating his own federation during Vote of Thanks
speech.
Mr Dabas, an old hand began to compare the Labour federation with Fisheries Federation FISHCOFED and lauded
the latter openly at the cost of his own federation. According to Sources with Indian Cooperative.com , the Managing
Director R N Pandey took strong objection and lodged protest with the Chairman.
Talking to Indian Cooperative.com Mr Pandey tried to downplay the whole episode with the word Had he expressed
his opinion in NFCL Board meeting or to me directly, it would have been better.
Observers confirm the existence of old-time hostilities between Ashok Dabas and the MD Mr Pandey.
The program was entitled National Workshop on Involvement and empowerment of women & Youth in Labour
Cooperatives. Many prominent persons such as Dinesh Rai ,IAS Chairmen, Warehousing Devlopment & Regulatory
Authority, Government of India , Shri Badrul Hasan, Executive Director, National cooperative Development
Corporation and S. K. Jha , Additional Registrar of cooperative societies, Govt. of Delhi participated in the event.
Other participants included Shri Ram Lakhan Sahu, Chairman, Chhattisgarh state cooperative Union, Shri Kuldeep
Singh, Director, NLCF, Ms. Kamna Kashyap, Dy. Director, Ministry of agriculture, and Mrs Veena Nabar , Ex- Chief
Director, NCDC.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Dinesh Rai said the increased participation of youth and women in cooperative
movement is must to take it to newer heights. Availability These days there is ample employment opportunities in
small towns and villages also, he added.
Mr Rai also emphasized on the role of education and said that education leads to skill development which in turn
increases employability. He demanded that 20 percent labour contracts should go to labour cooperatives.
Other speakers also spoke on the importance of increased participation of youth and women in cooperative
movement.
The Chairman of NFCL could not attend as fog disrupted his journey.

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Tags: 5th Labour conference, delhi, labour cooperative, NCUI, R N Pandey, Vilas Rao
Deshmukh

Deshmukh support to Labour Cooperative


Posted on 03 March 2011 by akshaykumar
Fifth National Labour Cooperative Congress was held in NCUI auditorium on Wednesday in N Delhi.
National Labour Cooperatives Federation of India is an apex organization of Labour Cooperative Movement in the
country. Role of Labour Cooperatives for generating employment to women and youth by increasing their technical
efficiency was the theme of Congress.
About 400 delegates from labour cooperatives , Special Invitees from Cooperative Sector, Senior Officers of Union
Ministries and State Governments, NCDC, NABARD, NCUI, International Organizations i.e. ILO, ICA, participated in
the said Congress.
Vilas Rao Deshmukh ji, Honble Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India inaugurated the
Congress.
The congress reviewed the implementation of recommendations of 4th National Labour Cooperative Congress and
also considered the achievements and problems of Labour Cooperatives in detail.
Congress reviewed the concessions and facilities being provided by the different State Governments and Central
Government Ministries and suggested ways and means for larger coverage of the population under Labour
Cooperative Sector to the extent of 30% of weaker sections as against the present coverage of 10% .
Union Rural Development Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh said that infrastructure development projects should be
implemented through labour cooperatives in rural areas in order to generate more employment.
Deshmukh, who inaugurated the fifth National Labour Cooperative Congress in N Delhi at NCUI auditorium, said the
state government should prioritise labour cooperatives while allocating development projects like Indira Awas Yojna
and Pradhanmantri Sadak Vikas Yojna in rural areas.
Advocating exemption from direct taxes for rural labour cooperatives, he said, and added that the Rural
Development Ministry has consulted other departments for amendment in the new tax slabs.
Guaranteeing full support from the government, Deshmukh said: Corruption prevailing in the cooperative structure
should be checked and fund leakages should be rectified.

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Hyderabad: Big Victory for Labour Cooperatives


Posted on 13 February 2011 by vimalkumar
Succumbing to pressure from standing committee members and corporators, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal
Corporation (GHMC) commissioner has decided to allot works up to Rs 2.5 lakh on nominations basis to labour
contract cooperative societies.
The cooperative societies should be formed with SCs, STs, Vadderas and individuals belonging to weaker sections,
who are unemployed or retrenched engineers belonging to these communities.
As per a circular issued by the commissioner, zonal commissioners can give works up to Rs one lakh worth to
societies in ordinary circumstances and Rs 1.5 lakh in the event of any urgency. Similarly, the GHMC standing
committee can give works up to Rs two lakh in normal conditions and Rs 2.5 lakh in emergency situations.

The GHMC has to reserve 15 per cent of total works for allotment on nomination basis to these societies. Corporators
have been demanding GHMC commissioner Sameer Sharma to give instructions to the engineering wing to allot
works up to Rs two lakh on nomination basis without following any tender process.
As of now, works up to Rs one lakh are being allotted on nomination basis. But the commissioner refused to increase
limit during the council meetings. The issue of enhancing the limit of works on nomination basis was also raised at the
standing committee meetings and GHMC council meetings.
The standing committee said each society should not get more than two works in a financial year. As the standing
committee passed a resolution to implement the GO issued by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development
(MA&UD) department in 1989, a circular has been issued to that effect, GHMC engineer-in-chief P.Panduranga rao
said.
However, some officials have been misusing nomination facility, which has to be used in emergency situations, and
awarding works worth over Rs one lakh on nomination by splitting them into smaller contracts.
In the last one year, the GHMC has given works worth nearly Rs 25 crore on nomination basis in the city. Of them, Rs
15 crore worth works were given on nomination basis in South Zone limits alone based on recommendations of
corporators.
GHMC sources feared the corporators, armed with the new circular, might recommend works to societies and
individuals of their choice and the contractors might compromise on quality of work.

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Introduction:
Cooperative society is a form of business organization formed
under the SocietiesAct 1925. It is an association of persons who
voluntarily pool their resources for utilizingthem for the
mutual welfare of members itself. Cooperative society is
formed for the promotion of thrift, self help and mutual
assistance of the members.
Definitions:By Mr. H. Calvert:
A cooperative society is a form of organization, wherein
persons
voluntarilya s s o c i a t e t o g e t h e r a s h u m a n b e i n g s o n
t h e b a s i s o f e q u a l i t y f o r t h e p r o m o t i o n o f economi
c interests of themselves.
By Talmaki:
It is an association of the weeks who gather together for
common economic needand try to lift themselves from
weakness in to strength through business organization.
Explanation:
In the light of above definitions we can say, a cooperative is a
non-profit making
voluntary organization where members associate on the
basis of equal rights to obtain

economic
and
social
benefits for themselves.
TYPES OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES
Cooperative societies are of various types depending upon their
objects and natureof work. Some of the cooperatives have
been formed to help consumers and other have been
established to help producers. There are some societies
which help the farmers in providing credit for the
purchase of fertilizers and seeds etc. and some help them
in the promotion of trade.Some of the important types of
cooperative societies are as under.1

1. Producers cooperative societies.


The produ cers cooperati ves are est abli sh ed by t he
small producers. Themembers of the society produce goods in
their houses or at common place. The rawmaterial, tools
money etc. is provided to them by the society. The output is collected
bythe society and sold in the market at the wholesale rate. The profit is
distributed amongthe member in proportion to the goods supplied by
each member.

2. Consumers cooperative societies:


Consumers cooperatives are established to
remove middlemen from the field of trade.
These societies purchase foods at he wholesale prices and sell these
goods to themembers at cheaper rates than the market
prices. However, the goods are sold to the nonmembers at the market
rates. The profit, if any, is distributed among the members in theshape
of bonus according to their purchase ratio.
3. Marketing cooperative societies:
The marketing cooperative societies are formed by the small
produces for the promotion of trade. The two main objectives of
these societies are, to sell the good atreasonable prices by
eliminating middlemen and to make the ready for the product of
themember. These types of societies are formed by the small
agriculturalist and artisans.Theses societies collect the products of
its members and make its grading and keep themin warehouses and
sell them in the market at whole sale rate when the market is ready
for these products. The profit is distributed among the member
according to the ratio of goods supplied by them.
4. Credit cooperative societies:
These cooperati ves are f ormed f or t he fi nancial help of
t he members. Thesesocieties provide loans to the members at low
rate of interest. In rural areas these provideloans to the farmers for
the purchase of seeds, fertilizers and cattle. In urban areas

thesesocieties provide loan to its members for the purchase of raw


material and tool.
. Farming cooperative societies:

These solicits are formed by the by the small agriculturalist to get the
benefits of larges scale forming. These societies provide help to the
farmer for the improve methodof cultivations by providing large
scale forming tools such as tractors, threshers andharvesters
etc.etc.
6. Housing cooperative societies:
These societies are formed for the procurement of land for the
construction onhouses on homogeneous basis. These societies
are formed by those members who are2

intended to construct their own home. These societies provide


loan to the members for t he const ruct ion of houses. These
al so purchase const ructi o n mat erial i n bul k and provide this
material to its member at cheaper rates.
7. Insurance cooperative societies:
Theses societies make contract with insurance companies for
the purchase of different insurance policies for its member at

lower premium. This society may take agroup insurance policy


for its members. The main object of the society is to
minimizethe risk of its member.
8. Transport cooperative societies:
These societies are formed to provide the services of transport
to its members atlower rates. Welfare bus scheme is an example
of this type of society. A pass is handedover to the member for
traveling on approved routes.
9. Storage cooperative societies:
These societies are formed for the provision of storage facilities to its
member for perishable and non perishable goods at lower rates. These
societies also provide gradingand distribution services to its members.
10. Labour cooperative societies:
These soci eties are f ormed by unskil l ed l ab our f or selli ng t
heir servi ces atreasonable wage rate. This type of society
makes a contract with different firm for the provision of labour to
them.
11. Miscellaneous societies:
Some other important societies, in addition to the m
a j o r f o r m o f s o c i e t i e s discussed above are, Processing
cooperative societies, Fisheries cooperatives societies,Forestry
and poultry forming etc.etc.
Conclusion:

All types of cooperative societies are formed for the welfare of the
people, either these are produces cooperative, consumer
cooperative, farming cooperatives. The mainobject of all theses types
of societies is not to earn profit but the welfare of its members.