79. Inspection of multi-State co-operative societies.
(1) The Central Registrar may, on a request from a federal co-operative to which a multi-State co-operative society is affiliated or a creditor or not less than one-third of the members of the board or not less than one-fifth of the total number of members of a multi-State co-operative society by general or special order in writing in this behalf, inspect or direct any person authorised by him by order in writing in this behalf to make an inspection into the constitution, working and financial condition of a multi-State co-operative society:
Provided that no inspection under this sub-section shall be made unless a notice of not less than fifteen days has been given to the multi-State co-operative society.
(2) (a) For the purpose of inspection under sub-section (1), the Central Registrar or the person authorised by him under that subsection shall at all times have access to all books, accounts, papers, vouchers, securities, stock and other property of that society and may, in the event of serious irregularities discovered during inspection, take them into custody and shall have power to verify the cash balance of the society and subject to the general or special order of the Central Registrar to call a meeting of the board and also a general meeting of the society where such general meeting is, in his opinion, necessary.
(b) Every officer or member of a multi-State co-operative society shall furnish such information with regard to the working of the society as the Central Registrar or the person making such inspection may require.
(3) A copy of the report of inspection under this section shall be communicated to the multi-Stateco- operative society within a period of three months from the date of completion of such inspection.