23. CO-OPERATIVE SOCITIES ACT, 1942
This Act provides legal status to Co-operative Societies. Any Co-operative Society registered under this Act has equal lawful rights as to any other person/lawful organization.

This Act provides registration for them. A Registrar and procedure of registration is provided in this Act. This also describes rights and liabilities of Members duty and privileges of registered societies. Provisions are also made regarding property and funds and their dissolution.

The Registrar of Co-operative Societies is authorised to make any enquiry regarding constitution working and financial condition of the society. He is also authorise to inspect their books.

Any ten persons for specific objects given in this Act can make a society and get it registered.

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