In 1975, the Tribal Sub-Plan was initiated in the State of West Bengal in which action was taken to form LAMPS with the fund allocated through the 5th Five-year Plan and under the aegis of the Backward Classes Welfare Department, Govt. of West Bengal, the West Bengal Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation Ltd.(WBTDCC Ltd.), as the Apex Body of LAMPS, was formed and registered on 26-03-1976. However, the W.B.T.D.C.C.Ltd. started proper functioning from 1978. Prior to the functioning of WBTDCC Ltd. the LAMPS were registered and supervised by the Assistant Registrar of Co-operative Societies of concerned ranges.
MANAGING DIRECTOR DESK:
West Bengal Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as WBTDCC) has been set up with a view to providing all kinds of supports, financial, technical, marketing and others, to the tribal people of the state for their socio-economic development. These supports are provided through the LAMPS which are the affiliated societies of WBTDCC. Presently registration of these LAMPS are done by WBTDCC itself.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors consists of 15 elected and 12 nominated Directors. Besides, the Managing Director and one employee of WBTDCC LTD. have been included in the Board as ex-officio Director and Employees` Representative respectively. Some of the Directors are elected by the delegates in the Annual General Meeting and other Directors are nominated by the State Govt. under Section –33 of the WBCS Act, 1983. The Board of Directors exercise its power and performs its duties in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and the Rules framed there under. Presently the Board is headed by the Minister of State, B.C.W. Department, Govt. of W.B. as its Chairperson.
The Managing Director is the executive head of WBTDCC LTD. He works under the general guidance and supervision of the Board. He is also the ex-officio Additional Registrar of Co-operative Societies and in this capacity he accords registration of new LAMPS and exercises control over the LAMPS. He supervises the overall activities of WBTDCC through different sections, each section being headed by either an Assistant Managing Director or a Finance Officer or a Junior Project Officer