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Cooperative Banks India notes-CSEET

Cooperative Banks India notes-CSEET

Cooperative Banks India:

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Cooperative Banks India

Cooperative Banks India

Cooperative Banks India notes:

Cooperative bank is an institution established on the cooperative basis and dealing in ordinary banking business. Like other banks, the cooperative banks are founded by collecting funds through shares, accept deposits and grant loans.

The cooperative banks, however, differ from joint stock banks in the following manner:

  1. Cooperative banks issue shares of unlimited liability, while the joint stock banks issue shares of limited liability.
  2. In a cooperative bank, one shareholder has one vote whatever the number of shares he may hold. In a joint stock bank, the voting right of a shareholder is determined by the number of shares he possesses.
  3. Cooperative banks are generally concerned with the rural credit and provide financial assistance for agricultural and rural activities. Joint stock companies are primarily concerned with the credit requirements of trade and industry.
  4. Cooperative banking in India is federal in structure. Primary credit societies are at the lowest rung. Then, there are central cooperative banks at the district level and state cooperative banks at the state level. Joint stock banks do not have such a federal structure.
  5. Cooperative credit societies are located in the villages spread over entire country. Joint stock banks and their branches mainly concentrate in the urban areas, particularly in the big cities.

History of Cooperative Banking in India

Cooperative movement in India was started primarily for dealing with the problem of rural credit. The history of Indian cooperative banking started with the passing of Cooperative Societies Act in 1904. The objective of this Act was to establish cooperative credit societies “to encourage thrift, self-help and cooperation among agriculturists, artisans and persons of limited means.”

Many cooperative credit societies were set up under this Act. The Cooperative Societies Act, 1912 recognised the need for establishing new organisations for supervision, auditing and supply of cooperative credit. These organisations were- (a) A union, consisting of primary societies; (b) the central banks; and (c) provincial banks.

Although beginning has been made in the direction of establishing cooperative societies and extending cooperative credit, but the progress remained unsatisfactory in the pre-independence period. Even after being in operation for half a century, the cooperative credit formed only 3.1 per cent of the total rural credit in 1951-52.

Structure of Cooperative Banking

There are different types of cooperative credit institutions working in India. These institutions can be classified into two broad categories- agricultural and non-agricultural. Agricultural credit institutions dominate the entire cooperative credit structure.

Agricultural credit institutions are further divided into short-term agricultural credit institutions and long-term agricultural credit institutions.

The short-term agricultural credit institutions which cater to the short-term financial needs of agriculturists have three-tier federal structure- (a) at the apex, there is the state cooperative bank in each state; (b) at the district level, there are central cooperative banks; (c) at the village level, there are primary agricultural credit societies. Long-term agricultural credit is provided by the land development banks.

There are 4 types of co-operative banks in India:

  1. Central Co-Operative Banks :These banks are organized and operated at the district level and can be of two types:

(a)   Co-operative Banking Union

(b)   Mixed control Co-operative Bank

In the first, the members of the bank are the co-operative societies only. However, in the second, the members can be co-operative societies as well as individuals. The central co­operative banks lend money mainly to the affiliated primary societies with typical loan tenure lending between 1 to 3 years.

  1. State Co-Operative Banks : These banks are organized and operated at the district level and rest at the top of the hierarchy in the co-operative credit structure. With the help of State Co­operative Banks (SCBs), the RBI funds the co-operative institutions. These banks also get loans at an interest rate of 1% to 2% lower than the standard bank rate.
  2. Primary Co-Operative Banks : These offer credit services in the urban and semi-urban regions. Thus, they are not considered as agricultural credit societies.

Primary Co-Operative Banks receive concessional refinance service from RBI and IDBI from time to time for them to offer housing loans and other types of loans that can be used by small businesses.

  1. Land Development Banks : The land development banks are divided into three tiers which are primary, state, and central. These offer credit services to the farmers for developmental purposes. They used to be regulated by the RBI as well as the state governments. However, this responsibility was recently transferred to the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD).

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