73G. PROVISION FOR CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS TO COMMITTEES [AND OF OFFICERS] OF CERTAIN SOCIETIES AND TERM OF OFFICE OF MEMBER OF SUCH COMMITTEES
(1) The election of the members of the committees [and the officers for conduct by the committees,] of the societies, of the categories mentioned below shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter XI-A and shall be conducted in the manner to laid down by or under that Chapter :—
(i) such Apex [societies , which the State Government may, by general or societies special order published in Official Gazette from time to time, specify in this behalf, regard being had to the financial position and share capital of such [societies];
(ii) all District Central Co-operative Banks;
(iii) all primary Agriculture and Rural Development Banks;]
(iv) (a) all District Co-operative Sale and Purchase Organisations;
(b) all Taluka Co-operative Sale and Purchase Organisations;
(v) all Co-operative Sugar Factories;
(vi) all Co-operative Spinning Mills;
(vii) any other societies or class of societies, which the State Government may, by general or special order published in the Official Gazette, from time to time, specify in this behalf regard being had to the financial position and share capital of such [societies or class of societies.].
(2) When the election of all the members of the committee of any such society is held at the same time, the members elected on the committee at such general election shall hold office for a period of five years from the date on which the first meeting is held, unless the period is extended by the State Government, for reasons to be recorded in writing, for a period not exceeding one year so however that total period does not exceed six years in the aggregate.
(2A) The term of office of the members who are appointed or nominated or co-opted or selected or elected on the committee including to fill the vacancy shall be co-terminus with the term of office of the elected members under sub-section (1), notwithstanding the date of their such appointment, nomination, co-option, selection or election including to fill the vacancy.
(2B) Where, for any reason whatsoever, the election of, the members of the committee was not held or could not be held before the expiry of the term or the extended term, as the case may be, of the existing committee, the members, including the officers of the committee shall cease to hold office on the expiry of its term or extended term, as the case may be, and they shall be deemed to have vacated their offices.
(3) Notwithstanding anything in the bye-laws of any such society, only the committee of management shall be elected by a general body of members of the society; and all other committees authorised by or under the bye-laws may' be constituted only by electing or appointing persons from among the persons who are members of the committee of management, and all such committees shall be sub-committees of the committee of management, and shall be subordinate to it.