Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS) is an apex body of 29 State / Central Government Handicrafts Development Corporations, engaged in assisting grass root level organizations, NGO's, Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs engaged in handicrafts for promotion of handicrafts.


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  • At every General Meeting, a resolution put to vote at the meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of the votes, unless the resolution is required to be passed with a particular majority by these Rules or any provision of the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

  • Voting shall normally be by way of show of hands. However , members representing not less than 1/10 the of the total strength of the general Body who are entitled to vote at that general meeting and if their number is less than 10, then 10 members, shall be entitled to demand that any resolution be decided by polling through secret ballot or otherwise. The Chairperson of the meeting shall, if practicable, at the same meeting or otherwise at the adjourned meeting, make arrangements for polling and that resolution shall be decided by polling.

  • A declaration by the Chairperson of the Meeting that a resolution has, on a show of hands or on polling been carried or carried unanimously or by a particular majority or lost shall be conclusive and an entry to that effect in the minutes books shall be conclusive evidence thereof without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against such resolution.

  • In case of an equality of votes at any general Meeting, the Chairperson of the meeting shall be entitled to a further casting vote in addition to the vote to which he is entitled as member.


Forthcoming Events

  • Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair(Spring) at India Expo Mart Ltd. (IEML), Expressway, Greater Noida - 23rd to 27th Feb, 2018

  • Special Master Creation, 2018 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi - 16th to 31st January, 2018

  • Special Marketing Event for the benefit of artisans from various parts of the county at Vishakhapatnam - 5th to 8th January, 2018

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