Kolhapur: The cooperative department has issued a notice to 11 directors of the Kolhapur District Central Cooperative bank (KDCC) asking them why the department should not remove them from their posts.
The notices were issued following the recent decision of the state government barring directors from contesting cooperative elections if the institution had earlier been dissolved because of irregularities. The KDCC's board of directors was dissolved in 2007-08 for irregular distribution of loans.
Rajendrakumar Darade, divisional joint registrar of the cooperative department, issued the notice. "We have send the notices by post. They may reach by Monday or later. We have given them 15 days from the date of the notice being issued to clarify their stand, failing which we will start further process," Darade told TOI.
The notices were issued to the following people: Former minister and KDCC president Hasan Mushrif, former minister Vinay Kore, former MP Nivedita Mane, former MLA Narsing Patil, K P Patil, Raju Awale and P N Patil, former MLC Mahadevrao Mahadik, former KDCC president A Y Patil, P G Shinde and Ashok Charati.
The notices were issued under the provision of the Maharashtra Cooperative Act, 1960, Sections 78 a (1) and 73 (c). These sections empower the divisional joint registrar to issue notices to the board of directors and scrap the elected board if the officer is not satisfied by the response.