Overview of Cooperative Society

Last Updated on: May 23, 2022

Vision of the Department

A vibrant cooperative movement for growth of a sound and sustainable economy.

Mandate of the Department

“To facilitate voluntary formation, democratic functioning and professional management of the cooperative societies as people’s institutions based on self help & mutual and enable them to promote their socio-economic betterment”.


Features of a Cooperative Society

Cooperative society is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned, democratically controlled and professionally managed enterprise. Cooperatives are community based organizations organized and registered under the Assam Coop Societies Act, 2007 with the chief objective to promote the Socio-Economic condition of its shareholders based on principles of cooperation which are-

  1. Voluntary and open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation among Cooperatives Societies
  7. Concern for Community
  8. Professional Management

Presence Of Cooperation Department in Barpeta District

There are two offices of the department in Barpeta district-

  1. The office of the District Deputy Registrar of Coop: Societies Barpeta
  2. The office of the Asstt. Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Barpeta