Secretary Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal today directed the General Managers of the Super Bazars of Cooperative department to accomplish the process of renovation and redesigning of Super Bazars on modern and commercial lines. She congratulated the managers and other staff for registering all Super Bazars in the UT of J&K on GeM portal in record time.She passed these directions while chairing a meeting at Civil Secretariat here to review the functioning of Super Bazars in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.While chairing the meeting, she asked the management to adopt the modern technology of doing business, including introduction of online service.She directed the officers to expedite the process of renovation and redesigning of Super Bazars and said that she wants these units to be fully automated in all respects. She said that all Super Bazars should be introduced with bar code mechanism and billing and stocks should be fully automated.The Secretary also advised for refurbishing the business of Super Bazars by adopting all the innovations and technologies currently utilized by the private players.She maintained that all the Super Bazaars have a great potential of doing business provided requisite steps are taken to increase the footfall of customers. She directed the General Managers of the respective Super Bazars to give attractive discounts to customers to compete in the market and that should be properly publicized through different media.
Secretary was informed by each GM that the refurbishing of Super Bazars is going on and will be completed within the given deadline.Earlier, Secretary also chaired a meeting to discuss the liquidation of moveable and immovable assets of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED).The meeting held detailed deliberation on the liquidation process and Secretary impressed upon the officers to work in double shifts so that the process is completed within the stipulated time frame.She asked the concerned for optimally utilizing the extended time for complete liquidation of JAKFED assets and conclude it on a war footing basis.She also fixed timelines for completing the verification of all the employees in all respects. The date fixed for submitting the record of all the in-service employees is September 30 while as the deadline for submitting all the details of the retired employees is October 15, 2021.She further directed the officers to complete the records of employees in bunches of 10 or 15 and keep sending those to Liquidators for their simultaneous examination by them.She also directed the officers to hold periodical reviews on regular basis so that any issues arising out may be sorted out.Threadbare discussions were held on certain highlighted issues being faced during the process of liquidation and discussions were held for a workable solution.Regarding the working of societies, she said that all the societies that have scope and potential to generate employment should be supported and helped to revive their activities afresh.She directed the officers to submit a report regarding every society from each district and the steps that have been taken for their revival.