"5A. Transitional provisions regarding certain co-operative societies affected by reorganisation of States.-
(1) Where by virtue of the provisions of Part II of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, any co-operative society which, immediately before the Ist day of November, 1956, had its objects confined to one State becomes, as from that day, a multi-unit co-operative society, it shall be deemed to be a co-operative society to which this Act applies and shall be deemed to be actually registered in the State in which the principal place of business of the co-operative society is situated.
(2) If it appears to the Central Registrar of Co-operative Societies necessary or expedient that any such society should be reconstituted or reorganised in any manner or that it should be dissolved, the Central Registrar may, with the approval of the Central Government, place before a meeting of the general body of the society held in such manner as may be prescribed by rules made under this Act, a scheme for the reconstitution, reorganisation or dissolution of the society, including proposals regarding the formation of new co-operative societies and the transfer thereto of the assets and liabilities of that society.
(3) If the scheme is sanctioned by a resolution passed by a majority of the members present at the said meeting, either without modifications or with modifications to which the Central Registrar agrees, he shall certify the scheme and upon such certification, the scheme shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law, regulation or bye-law for the time being in force, be binding on all the societies affected by the scheme, as well as the shareholders and creditors of all such societies.
(4) If the scheme is not sanctioned under sub-section (3), the Central Registrar may refer the scheme to such Judge of the appropriate High Court as may be nominated in this behalf by the Chief Justice thereof, and the decision of that Judge in regard to the scheme shall be final and shall be binding on all the societies affected by the scheme as well as the shareholders and creditors of all such societies.
Explanation.-In this sub-section "appropriate High Court" means the High Court within whose jurisdiction the principal place of business of the multi-unit co-operative society is situated.