Background of Cooperative Department
( a ) The organization of Cooperative Department was started and organized on (30-10-1991) in accordance with
the permission of the Meeting No.(39/91) of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. While doing the above,
it made the changes of duties and responsibilities according to the New Cooperative Society Law which is issued
by the Law No. (9/92) of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, it has been started and operated with the
organization of total numbers of(17312) posts including (980)Officer Posts, (16332) Staff Posts in accordance with
the Meeting No. (21/94) of Cooperative Department on (5-6-1994).
( b ) Moreover, in relevance with the permission of the Meeting No.(20/2012) of the Union Government Office on
(31-5-2012), Cooperative Degree College (Thanlyin) and Cooperative Degree College(Sagaing) are upgraded and
reorganized as Cooperative University (Thanlyin) and Cooperative University (Sagaing). According to the decision
of the Meeting No.(34/2012) of the Union Government Office on (6-9-2012), Cooperative Department, Nay Pyi Taw
in Nay Pyi Taw Council is organized with the number of (25) posts. (5) Thiri Townships in Nay Pyi Taw Council are
also organized with the total number of (100) posts with (20) posts for each Township in accordance with the Meeting
No.(31/2012) on (16-8-2012). Therefore, the total number of staff in Cooperative Department is (18347) Staff.
( c ) Besides, according to the permission of the Meeting No.(2/2015) of the(15-1-2015). Former Ministry of Cooperatives
is changed into department of cooperative and reorganized with the total number of (16399) posts including (703)officer
posts and (15696) Staff posts from the total number of (18347) posts including(1483) officer posts and(16864) Staff posts.
Policies of Cooperative Department
The followings are policies of department of cooperative under the Ministry ofAgriculture, Livestock and Irrigation;
( a ) To carry out the further development of the existing cooperative enterprises.
( b) To support the formation of cooperative societies, regulating and cooperative educating
in accordance with the cooperative ethics, values, Cooperative Society Law and Rules.
(c) To uplift the economic, education, health, and living standard of family members of
(d) To link with international cooperative organizations for productive collaboration.
(e) To build capacity of cooperative societies focusing on production, service provision and trade
(f) To support small scale enterprise, traditional weaving and handicraft making including 10
traditional artworks and crafts.
Objectives of Cooperative Department
The objectives of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation are as follows,
The Duties and Responsibilities of Cooperative Department are as follows,