The Bhimunipatnam Mutually Aided Co-operative Building Society on Wednesday launched its website.

Launching the website, Additional Registrar of the Department of Co-operative Societies D. Rajesham said with consumer rights getting top priority and RTI Act ushering an avenue to safeguard rights giving information was quite important and complimented the society for doing it through the website.

District Co-operative Officer Praveena said transparency was quite important in the functioning of co-operative societies and most of the complaints in societies related to payment made and not being properly recorded. The website of the house building society perhaps is the first of its kind in the State, she added.

Society chairman K.V. Harinath said the society was formed in 1970 to arrest the deterioration in Bhimunipatnam, the first municipality in the State and ease pressure on the fast growing Visakhapatnam. It applied for 373.94 acres of land at Nerellavalasa and enrolled members during 1980-85. The society could not take up development as the title deed was not given owing to a dispute on the price of the land. The number of members in the past was 5,000 but now it was 2,000. After a prolonged wait, he said following a Supreme Court order, GO No.678 of 9.12.20012 was issued.

Mr. Harinath said the society now intended to develop a layout and to facilitate communication with its members, promptly and disseminate information about the society and its activities the websitewww.bmacbs.comwas launched.

B. Krishnam Raju, one of the directors, spoke. Several other directors and members were present.

The society is now intended to develop a layout and to facilitate communication with its members, promptly and disseminate information

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