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Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition

Sep 29, 2008 01:22 PM
by Anand

Here is my formula for general council composition which will make
General Council much more sound, just and effective.

If size of the General Council is too small TS can become victim of
the whims of few individuals. Larger size enables more balanced
decision making. 
One representative should come to the General Council for every 200
ordinary members of the TS.
Membership in India is 13,000.  
13,000 divided by 200 is 65. So India should send 65 representatives
to the General Council.
America has around 5000 members. 5000 divided by 200 is 25. So America
should send 25 representatives to the General Council.
Similarly total membership of the TS is 30000.
30,000 divided by 200 is 150. So total representative in the GC should
be 150.

While decision making, each representative will have one vote.

Due to proportionate representation in the General Council, some
countries may not be able to send one full member to the GC. For
example Greek section might be eligible to send only half the
representative to the GC. In such case that country may send one full
member to the GC, but such member shall not have voting rights. Only a
full member should vote.
Reason why all countries should be eligible to send at least one
representative is they can present their country specific problems to
the General Council and
their views will at least be heard.
Anand Gholap

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