Sridhara babu. N
WHAT THE LAW SAYSKARNATAKA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES ACT, 1959 SECTION 127-A.
Office bearers,members and employees of co-operative societies to be public servants.
Every office bearer of a co-operative society, every member of a committee and everyemployee of a co-operative society including sale and recovery officers shall be deemed tobe public servants within the meaning of Section 21 of Indian Penal Code.
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. SECTION 2 (b)
"public duty" means a duty in thedischarge of which the State, the public or the community at large has an interest;
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. SECTION 2 (c) "public servant" means- (viii)
anyperson who holds an office by virtue of which he is authorised or required to perform anypublic duty;
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. SECTION 7.
Public servant taking gratificationother than legal remuneration in respect of an official act - Whoever, being, or expecting tobe a public servant, accepts or obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain from anyperson, for himself or for any other person, any gratification whatever, other than legalremuneration,
as a motive or reward for doing or forbearing to do any official act orfor showing or forbearing to show, in the exercise of his official functions, favour ordisfavour to any person
shall be punishable with imprisonment which shall be not less than six months but which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. SECTION
13. Criminal misconduct by a publicservant (1) A public servant is said to commit the offence of criminal misconduct,-
(d) if he,-(i) by corrupt or illegal means, obtains for himself or for any other person any valuablething or pecuniary advantage; or(ii) by abusing his position as a public servant, obtains for himself or for any other personany valuable thing or pecuniary advantage; or