24. Functions of federal co-operative.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other law for the time being in force, a federal co-operative may discharge the functions to facilitate the voluntary formation and democratic functioning of co-operative societies as federal co-operative ormulti-State co- operatives based on self-help and mutual aid.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions contained in sub-section (1), the federal co- operative may
(a) ensure compliance of the co-operative principles;
(b) make model bye-laws and policies for consideration of its memberco-operative; (c) provide specialised training, education and data-base information;
(d) undertake research, evaluation and assist in preparation of perspective development plans for its member co-operative;
(e) promote harmonious relations amongst member co-operative;(f) help member co-operative to settle disputes among themselves;
(g) undertake business services on behalf of its member co-operative, if specifically required by or under the resolution of the general body or the board, or bye-laws of a member of co-operative;
(h) provide management development services to a memberco-operative; (i) evolve code of conduct for observance by a memberco-operative;
(j) evolve viability norms for a member co-operative;
(k) provide legal aid and advice to a member co-operative;(l) assist member co-operative in organising self-help;
(m) develop market information system logo brand promotion, quality control and technology upgradation.