Report by OdishaDiary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Senior officials finally taking over the managements of Cooperative Societies. Secretary of Cooperation Department Bishnupada Sethi has taken over as the President of the Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB) and the chief of the MARKFED.
Secretary of ST & SC Development Department Santosh Sarangi has taken charge of three State-level organisations, the Odisha ST & SC Development Finance Corporation, the Odisha State OBC Finance & Development Corporation and the Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation of Odisha (TDCC).
Secretary of Fisheries and ARD Satyabrat Sahu has taken charge of the FISHFED, the apex organisation serving the fishermen community in the State.
While Secretaries have taken charge of different apex Cooperative Societies, Director-level officers have also been entrusted some of the leading organisations in the cooperative fold. The Director of Textiles has taken charge of the ailing SPINFED while the Director of Industries will now look into the affairs of the Odisha Rajya Talaguda Samabay Samiti.
Collectors of various districts have taken charges of the Urban Cooperative and District Cooperative Banks. In some places, ADMs and senior officers of the Department of Cooperation have taken over the managements of the cooperative bodies, including banks.