CC & RCS plays an important role in an agro-industrial economy and particularly
so in the sphere of rural credit. The activities of the office of the Commissioner
for Cooperation & Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Maharashtra State, Pune, which
is under the Department of Cooperation, Marketing and Textiles, GoM, are associated
with the rural finance and Primary Agricultural Cooperative societies, Banking including
District Central Cooperative Banks, Industrial Cooperatives, Housing Societies which
are governed under the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act 1960 and Rules 1961.