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1. What is Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society Limited ?

Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society is a Multi State Co-Operative Society registered under Multi State Co-Operative Societies Act 2002, Registration no. MSCS/CR.216/2004.

The Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society strictly abides by the Multi State Co-Operative Societies Act.,2002 and doing Financial business amongst the members of the society.

2. How does the Society utilize the funds/deposits procured by it ?

The Society uses the funds in lending to the members and investments as per the Co-operatives society Act/Rules/By-Laws. Our lending is in the shape of small loans for business & Micro Finance.

3. Are the deposits with the society safe & secured ?

Yes, because Government of India has framed the laws/rules to ensure the security and safety of deposits and Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society strictly abides by the rules and regulations framed by Central Government. The Multi- State Co-Operative Societies Act, 2002, provides as under Rule 66 - Restriction on loans - (1) A multi- State co- operative society, other than a co- operative bank, shall not make a loan to a member on the security of his share or on the security of a non-member.

Rule 67 - Restriction on borrowing - (1) A multi- State co-operative society may receive deposits, raise loans and receive grants from external sources to such extent and under such conditions as may be specified in the bye-laws.

Provided that the total amount of deposits and loans received during any financial year shall not exceed ten times of the sum of subscribed share capital and accumulated Reserves.

Provided further that while calculating the total sum of subscribed share capital and accumulated Reserves, the accumulated losses shall be deducted. We are happy that Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society is following this rules of government of India. The entire Lokmangal Group has its turnover exceeding than Rs.1000 crores which is a definite sign of safety and security of your deposits and ploughed back the profits earned by them over a period of time.

4. What is the difference between Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society and Financial Companies ?

As stated else where the ACCS is registered under Multi state Co-Operative societies act and rules. Society is not a personal institution owned by an individual but is a fully democratic organization managed by Board Of Directors who are elected by the members of the society in the Annual General Meetings and the Board Of Directors also take decisions in a collective manner with total transparency. The Department of Co-Operatives constantly reviews the functioning of the society at regular intervals.

Finance companies are usually owned by individuals and frame the so called policies according to the whims and fancies of the owners. The general members/ depositors/ Investors have no role to play. There are some possibilities of the absence of transparency. Members/ Investors have virtually no knowledge of the affairs/ legal provisions of N.B.F.Cs and the statutory liabilities of the N.B.F.C s are also limited.

Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society Ltd. is completely alive to its legal liabilities and answerable to its members through its elected members of the Board Of Directors. Books of accounts of Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society are subject matter of Statutory Audit and the Audited Accounts are submitted to government of India for review and further action, annually.

When you invest your money in Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society you are not only an investor you are a member of the society. You are an honored share holder and a member of Lokmangal Multi State & Lokmangal Parivar.

5. Why the Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society Ltd. is paying 'Higher Rate of Interest' to its members/ Investors ?

We believe in the principle of encouraging saving habits amongst our members. In the present context when tendency to save is on the decline and the consumerism is on the high. We want to ensure the financial and social well being of our members as a moral responsibility towards the Society. As a true nationalists we are convinced that higher the savings, higher the investment better the G.D.P.

6. How the Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society Ltd. is able to offer Higher Rate of Interest as compared to the Rate of Interest of Commercial banks/ Financial Institutions ?

There are variety of natural and financial reasons which help the society in offering better Rate of Interest. A few of them are detailed below:

(a) Income earned by the society on account of Interest on loans/ advances granted to members which contributes a major part of society's Income is exempt from Income Tax as per section 80P of Income Tax Act. Therefore the society is able to save huge amount which could have otherwise been paid as Tax. The Board of Directors of the society always felt that some portion of this should be passed on to the members by offering higher Rate of Interest and this is what our corporate philosophy is.

(b) C.R.R. Cash Reserve Ratio : Banks and other financial institutions have to keep about 4 to 5 percent of their deposits in cash or with Reserve Bank of India as per R.B.I. regulations. Amount so kept does not earn any interest and reduces the banks' capacity of lending. While Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society is exempted from this provision , we keep minimum cash in hand to meet the day to day requirements and therefore are in a position to lend more.

(c) S.L.R. Statutory Liquidity Ratio : Banks have to keep almost 25 to 30% of their deposits in different type of securities which earn them less interest as compared to the Rate of Interest prevailing in the market.

(d) Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society is exempt from maintaining Cash Reserve Ratio(C.R.R.) & Statutory Liquidity Ratio. Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society has better opportunities of managing its funds and earning interest thereon which it is doing sincerely and passing on the benefits of such income to its members/ Investors by offering better rate of Interest.

(e) Society is extending short term & medium term loans to its members. Our loans are fully secured and our recovery is hundred percent. We have no N.P.A's in our books. On the other hand Banks' resources are adversely affected by large scale Non Performing Assets and as a result these institutions have lesser funds at their disposal and are not able to offer good Rate of Interest to depositors.

(f) As is evident, banks spend huge amounts in the shape of misc. exp. And establishment cost. As compared to banks and N.B.F.Cs' our operational cost is very low and the benefit of this also is being passed on to the members in the shape of higher Rate Of Interest.

7. Who should invest with Lokmangal Multi State Co-Operative Society Limited ?

All those investors/depositors who are keen to get better returns/interest on their deposits in short term, medium term and long term. So all of you are welcome.

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