About AGCS Odisha Introduction The Directorate of Co-operative Audit was created by the State Government in December 1991 by bifurcation of the Directorate of Registrar of Cooperative Societies and started its functioning under the Auditor General of Co-operative Societies as Head of the Directorate from March 1999. There are 16 Audit Circles in this Directorate each under an Assistant Auditor General of Cooperative Societies. This Directorate was established with the primary objective of planning audit of Cooperative Societies in the State on a sound footing after amendment of the Orissa Co-operative Societies Act, 1962. It aims at ensuring independent audit of all cooperative societies in the state without administrative interference in any manner so as to ensure proper financial and management discipline in cooperative organization. The Objective This charter is a declaration of our mission, goals, values, efforts, duties, standard and our sincere commitment to Cooperative Societies set up in Orissa. The Charter provides the citizens a brief overview of the functioning of the Directorate of Cooperative Audit and the various services and remedies available under the provisions of the Orissa Cooperative Societies Act 1962 and the Rules made there under. Mission of the Directorate Since its creation, the Directorate has achieved significant growth in audit of accounts of cooperative societies. Our mission is to ensure transparency in the management of Cooperative Societies through regular audit of their accounts so that the Cooperative Societies can perform better and render yeomen service to the members for their economic upliftment, especially, the rural mass. Vision of the Directorate Our vision and endeavor shall always be to ensure cent percent audit of all Cooperative Societies including the Cooperative Banks and Apex cooperative institutions in the State, to see that the Cooperative Societies perform as per the provisions of law and cater to the economic needs of their members as well as the public at large.