Lucknow: Commissioner, Cane and Sugar Shri. Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy told that such Cane farmers of the state who cultivate sugarcane on their land have to be a member of Cooperative Cane societies, to supply their sugarcane to the Sugar Mills. The Cane farmers can become member of society by purchasing a share of Rs.200 and a membership fee of Rs.21. Instructions have been issued to departmental officers, as the matter of charging more than the prescribed fee from the farmers in the name of providing membership of the Cooperative Cane societies, came into knowledge through social media.
Giving detailed information in this regard, Shri Bhoosreddy told that supervisors of the Cane department and Sugar Mills jointly motivate such sugarcane farmers to become members, those are cultivating sugarcane, but are not members of the Societies. To become a member, farmers have to deposit share money of Rs.200 and membership fee of Rs.21 along with their documents such as four photographs, revenue records, Bank account number, photo ID. and affidavit in Cooperative Cane Societies. Receipt of this money is also provided to sugarcane farmers. After verifying land records with the revenue records they are granted membership of the Societies.
Cane Commissioner said that it has been cognized through social media that certain cane supervisors are charging more than the prescribed fee in the name of making of new members, which is absolutely illegal and beyond the rules. Instructions have been given to take strict punitive action against such Cane supervisors who spoil the departmental image and the officers who provide them security.
Cane Commissioner has also appealed to the sugarcane farmers that if a demand of more than Rs.221 is made from them in the name of making a new member or for functioning new bonds, then they should immediately reported it to their Cane development inspector, Senior cane development inspector, Secretary, District Cane Officer and Deputy Cane Commissioner. If prompt action is not being taken, then they can report on the toll free number 1800-121-3203 of the Cane Commissioner’s office.
Shri Bhoosreddy has also directed the departmental officers to paste the flexi boards at all the mill gates, society offices, departmental offices, tehsils, etc., regarding necessary procedure and prescribed fee for obtaining membership of the Cooperative Cane societies. Officers have also been instructed that if this matter of charging more than the prescribed membership fee in their area comes to the notice then adverse cognizance will be taken.
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