ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Southern African Economic Community Who Gains

is not likely to improve much, even in conditions of an ideal IAS-management unencumbered by an elected body. On the other hand, improving NCCF efficiency is of vital importance. In the overall PDS network, though NCCF is like a small drop in the ocean, it is relatively easy to improve the working of a cooperative, as Samakhya has shown, i e, relative to pure government-run consumer corporations or privately-run ration depots. A recent government committee (of officials) has also brought out that much of the debasement of management in co-operatives in the past three decades is due to the co-operative law which has sought to weaken membership control over co-operative enterprises and substitute it with registrars control, and has pleaded for 'demooatisation' and 'debuitaucratisa- tion' of co-operatives all along the line.

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