(1) Notwithstanding [anything contained] in any other law for the time being in force, any dispute touching the constitution, [elections of the committee or its officers other than elections of committees of the specified societies including its officers], conduct of general meetings, management or business of a society shall be referred by any of the parties to the dispute, or by a federal society to which the society is affiliated, or by a creditor of the society, [to a co-operative Court], if both the parties thereto are not or either of the following :—
(a) a society, its committee, any past committee, any past or present officer, any past or present agent, any past or present servant or -nominee, heir or legal representative of any deceased officer, deceased agent or deceased servant of the society, or the Liquidator of the society ^[or the official Assignee of a de- registered society] ;
(b) a member, past member or a person claiming through a member, past member or a deceased member of society, or a society which is a member of the society [for a person who claims to be a member of the society ] ;
(c) a person other than a member of the society, with whom the society, has any transactions in respect of which any restrictions or regulations have been imposed, made or prescribed under section 43, 44 or 45 and any person claiming through such person ;
(d) a surety of a member, past member or deceased member, or surety of a person other than a member with whom the society has any transactions in respect of which restrictions have been prescribed under section 45, whether such surety or person is or is not a member of the society ];
(e) any other society, or the Liquidator of such a society [or de-registered society or the official Assignee of such a de-registered society] :
[Provided that, an industrial dispute as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, or rejection of nomination paper at the election to a committee of any society other a notified society under section 73-IC or a society specified by or under section 73-G, or refusal of admission to membership by a society to any person qualified therefor, [or any proceeding for the recovery of the amount as arrear of land revenue on a certificate granted by the Registrar under sub-section (1) or (2) of section 191 or sub-section (1) of section 137 or, the recovery proceeding of the Registrar or any officer subordinate to him or an officer of society notified by the State Government, who is empowered by the Registrar under sub-section (1) of section 156 shall not be deemed to be a dispute for the purposes of this section.]
(3) Save as otherwise provided under [sub-section (2) of section 93], no Court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or other proceeding in respect of any dispute referred to in sub-section (1).
Explanation 1.—A dispute between the Liquidator of a society [or an official Assignee of a de-registered society] and [the members (including past members, or nominees, heir or legal representative or deceased members)] of the same society shall not be referred [to the Co-operative Court] under the provisions of sub-section (1) .
Explanation 2— For the purposes of this sub-section, a dispute shall include— (1) a claim by or against a society for any debt or demand due to it from a member or due from to a, member past member, or the nominee, heir or legal representative of a deceased member, or servant for employee whether such a debt or demand be admitted or not;
(ii) a claim by a surety for any sum or demand duo to him from the principal borrower in respect of a loan by a society and recovered from the surety owing to the default of the principal borrower, whether such a sum or demand be admitted or not ;
(iii) a claim by a, society for any loss caused to it by a member past member or deceased member, by any officer, past officer or deceased officer by any agent, past officer or deceased agent, or by any servant, past servant or deceased servant, or by its committee, past or present, whether such loss be admitted or not ;
(iv) a refusal or failure by a member, past member or a nominee, heir or legal representative of a deceased member, to deliver possession to a society of land or any other asset resumed by it for breach of condition as the assignment.