154-A CONSTITUTION OF STATE CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL, ITS FUNCTIONS, ETC
(1) There shall be a Council to be called the Maharashtra State Co-operative Council consisting of such number of members, including the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman, as the State Government may determine and nominate from time to time.
(2) The State Government shall appoint a Secretary of the Council.
(3) The functions of the Council constituted under sub-section (1) shall be as follows, namely :—
(a) to advise the State Government on all matter? relating to co-operative movement;
(b) to review the co-operative movement and to suggest ways of co-ordinating the activities of co- operative societies in the State;
(c) to suggest ways and means to remove the difficulties experienced by the co-operative societies;
(d) to report to the State Government on such matters as may be referred to it by the State Government;
(e) to recommend the plans and policies for the development of co-operative movement in the State;
(f) to evaluate existing schemes and suggest new schemes for co-operative development especially for the development of backward classes aud economically weaker sections of the society;
(g) to advise the State Government for the implementation of special scheme of economic development through co-operative methods; and
(h) to undertake studies for any of the purposes aforesaid either through department or specialised bodies.
(4) The State Government may, by general or special order, provide for—
(a) the calling of the meetings of the Council and the procedure at such meetings,
(b) duties cf the Secretary to tlie Council,
(c) Sub-committee or committees of ths Council,
(d) the term of office of members of the Council and travelling sad daily allowances admissible to the members of the Council.