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Re: Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition

Sep 30, 2008 06:29 AM
by Anand

In India, when members send e-mail to the General Secretary, he rarely
gets reply. It is because one person can not give good service to
13000 members. So, as I proposed earlier if these 65 representatives
also interact with  ordinary members, there will be much more
communication between officers and members and necessary information
will reach them. Members will feel they are part of the organization.
Right now there very little communication between Indian Section
management and members in India. If 65 representatives also act as
bridge between management and members, that will be greatly helpful
and members will take interest in TS work and mission.
Anand Gholap

--- In, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> If the composition of the General Council was what I proposed earlier,
> the current crisis of hijacking of TS would not have been possible. It
> is because in my proposal I am giving power to sufficiently large
> number of people. And even if few among GC would try to hijack TS,
> there would remain many others in the GC who can stop them from acting
> unethically.
> I think to permanently avoid danger of hijacking is in changing the
> composition as I had proposed. 
> Another thing is some GC members can keep secrecy, but if there are
> 150 members in the GC, there will be many GC members who will keep
> ordinary TS members informed about meeting agendas and discussions in
> GC council.
> Best
> Anand Gholap
> --- In, "Anand" <AnandGholap@> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> > Best
> > Anand Gholap
> >

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