Removal or Expulsion of a Member by Society or the Registrar

PROVISION NO. 27.0

  • A co-operative society is entitled to remove or expel a person from the membership of a co-operative society in accordance with the procedure and for those causes as are prescribed in its bye-laws.
  • The Registrar is also entitled to remove or expel a person from the membership of a co-operative society if-
  1. The person has ceased to fulfill the qualifications required for membership, or is disqualified to be a member under this Act or the bye-laws of the society,
  2. The co-operative society, even when required by the Registrar by order in writing fails to remove or expel him, within 30 days after receiving the order, or
  3. The person was admitted to the membership of the society in contravention of the provisions of this Act, or the bye-laws of the society.
  • Every member has the right to be heard with respect to the grounds on which his removal or expulsion is proposed to be made.
  • No member of a co-operative society, expelled under subsection (1) or (2) shall be eligible for re-admission as a member of that society within 2 years from the date of his expulsion.