Cooperative Movement Needs New Spirit: Manohar
JAMMU - As part of celebration of 59th All India Cooperative Week-2012, Super Bazar Jammu organized an impressive function here today.
Minister of State for Cooperatives & Finance, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.
Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma lauded the performance of Super Bazar and said that the institution has achieved the benchmarks which were set for it with the hard work of employees.
He said during the past three years the management took several bold initiatives to rejuvenate the financial health of the institution. He stressed the need for evolving professionalism in the functioning of the institution to make it competitive and profit earning venture. He congratulated the employees and management for showing good results and reviving the institution.
Maintaining that people have still great faith in the cooperative sector, the Minister said that all out efforts will be made to infuse new energy to make the functioning of all institutions under cooperative sector more vibrant. In the era of competition, consumers want service with distinction and quality products and concerned must focus on these vital aspects.
Referring to the Cooperative Medical Stores run by the Super Bazar and JAKFED, the Minister said that effort has been made to provide quality medicines and other health related material to the patients on concessional rates. He said presently these outlets are offering 50 per cent concession on all surgical items and 5 per cent concession on all medicines. He asked the people to purchase medicines from the Cooperative Stores and avail benefits of concession and assured quality genuineness.
With a view to promote business, the Minister announced some sops for the employees of the Super Bazar. He said those who will surpass the targets will be rewarded with additional increments and promotions, adding that promotion of the employees will be purely on the basis of their performance. He emphasized the need for generating greater awareness among the general masses about the services offered by the Super Bazar and its sister concerns so that more and more people can avail the benefits and help in further strengthening the cooperative sector.
Highlighting the importance of the occasion, the Minister said that the event reminds us about the aim and objective of cooperative movement. He asked one and all to take a pledge to strengthen the cooperative movement with the maximum participation of all sections of the society.
Registrar Cooperatives, Sudershan Sharma and Chairman J&K Cooperative Union, Rajesh Sharma also spoke on the occasion and threw light on the importance of Cooperative Week.
Administrator Super Bazar, Rohit Khajuria gave resume of the activities of the institution. He informed that during the previous fiscal the Super Bazar registered a record turnover of Rs. 10 crore and earned a net profit of Rs. 60 lakh. He said a target of Rs. 15 crore has been set for the current financial year. He said the management has revived the functioning of the Super Bazar fully and now all its wings are functional and most of the products are being procured directly from the companies. He said all Government departments, like past, and are coming forward to make purchases for the consumables, besides customer from all sections are showing great interest in the Super Bazar.
Chairman J&K Housing Cooperative Federation . B.K.Maggu, ex-MLA Shoib Lone, prominent Gandhian and Padamshri . S.P.Verma, functionaries of Super Bazar and several people associated with the Cooperative sector were present on the occasion.
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