terminated all the appointment of cooperative committee; Min Rawat

Soon after being provided with the department through portfolio allocation, the minister of state in charge of cooperatives Dr Dhan Singh Rawat has terminated all the appointments involving  the  nominated members of state cooperative committee with immediate effect on Friday. Besides, the recruitment of the fourth class employees of the district cooperative bank based in  Uttarkashi  has also been scrapped. He also said that the accounts of the  Soyabean factory based at Halduchaud and cooperative drug factory   based at Ranikhet would be probed into  to see whether there was any  case of irregularity being indulged in.

Observers say that the cancellation decision has sent the message that the new government would not brook corruption in the process of recruitment. However, interestingly, the department was under the direct care  Yashpal Arya, a cabinet minister of the previous  Harish  Rawat government who later quit to contest the election on BJP ticket.

Dr Rawat said that the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat would soon address a  programme through video conferencing to help the department employees take pledge for  cleanliness as part of the   Swachhta Abhiyan launched by  the Prime  Minister Narendra Modi.

Talking to DNB, Dr Rawat said that since allocation of portfolio , he had received numerous congratulatory  calls from the people of his constituency. “I would leave no stone unturned to address the problem of migration from the hills. Employment opportunities would be created in profusion for the youth of the hills  to stop migration,” he said.

Speaking  volume of  the scope of employment generation through cooperatives, he cited the success stories of Gujarat and Maharashtra. “In our  state too, we would take  steps to ensure that  cooperatives play an instrumental role in transforming the life of the people, particularly in the hills,” he  said.

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