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THE ODISHA EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE:

The following Act of the Odisha Legislative Assembly have been assented to by the Governor on 22nd January 2013 is hereby published for general information.

ACT-I OF 2013:
An Act further to Amend the Odisha Cooperative Societies Act 1962.

Be it enacted by the legislative of the state of Odisha in Sixty Third year of the Republic of India as follows:
1. This Act may be called the Odisha Cooperative Societies(Amendment) Act 2012.
Section 28AA – State Cooperative Election Commissioner.

i.The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elctions to a cooperative society shall vest in the State Cooperative Election Commission consisting of a State Cooperative Election Commissioner.
ii.The Odisha State Cooperative Election Commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor.
iii.No person shall be qualified for appointment as State Cooperative Election Commissioner unless he is or has been an officer of the Government not below the rank of Secretary to the Government, having experience in Cooperative sector.
iv.The State Cooperative Election Commissioner shall hold office for a period of five years from the date of his appointment or he attains the age of sixty five years whichever is earlier.
v.The State Government shall make available to the State Cooperative Election Commissioner such officer & Staff as may be necessary for discharge of the functions conferred on the State Cooperative Election Commission under Sub Section(I).

Not with standings anything contained in the principal Act immediately before the commencement of this Act, the election to all cooperative Societies shall be held in accordance with provisions of the principal Act as amended by the Act within eighteen months from the date of such commencement as per Section 17(as amended in Odisha Act 23 of 2013).

Formation of State Co-operative election Commission
Recommendation of dates for first phase election for the members of all primary cooperative societies. ( Notice date : 27.10.2014)
Appointment of officers and staff for election of co-operative societies. ( Notice date : 27.10.2014)
Further appointment of officers and staff for election of cooperative societies. ( Notice date : 07.11.2014)
Further appointment of officers and staff for election of cooperative societies. ( Notice date : 10.11.2014)