Order to hold annual general meeting before 31st September

Panvel: Due to Karona, many housing societies could not hold their annual general meetings for the last two years. As a result, the financial balance sheets of many and the selection of new executives are stalled. As the Ganeshotsav is about to begin, the department of co-operation has issued orders to hold the annual general meeting before September 31. Therefore, many housing societies have started rushing for the annual general meeting along with Ganeshotsav. As this is not possible in such a short time, an extension is being sought.

Due to the corona outbreak in March 2020, many housing associations could not submit their financial turnover reports for the year 2019-2020 at the annual general meeting. As a result, the office bearers of many housing societies could not submit their annual balance sheets to the department of co-operation. Therefore, after seeing the outbreak of Corona, the Department of Co-operation had issued an order on March 23, 2020, giving permission to report to the general meeting by December 31, 2021. After that, on September 3, the Department of Co-operation issued a new order and issued a corrigendum stating that the order dated March 23 is being canceled. This is currently challenging the office bearers of hundreds of housing societies to hold meetings after Ganeshotsav.

The office bearers of the housing societies are confused as there is no clarity about holding the general meeting for the year 2020-2021 which is going on after holding the general meeting of last year in the order of co-operation department on 3rd September. As the order of the department of co-operation has suggested housing societies with 50 flats to hold online meetings, it is mandatory for the housing societies to give 10 days notice to the members before the meeting. In the meantime, the 10-day Ganeshotsav and after that many members of the patriarchal party avoid attending the meeting. Officials of several housing societies have demanded an extension of the order issued on September 3 by Rahul Shinde, executive officer of the co-operation department.

It is not easy to hold an annual general meeting because of a sudden and urgent order. Because due to Ganpati festival on two days and patriarchal fortnight onwards, it is very difficult to get the support of the members. The order also does not disclose whether the annual general meeting should be held only for 2019-20 years or even for 2020-21 years. Therefore, the board of directors of the co-operative society is in confusion.

-Suresh Sadolikar, Secretary, Op to Vrindavan Park. Yes. Society, Kamothe.

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