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Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition

Oct 03, 2008 09:29 AM
by Anand

Efforts are being made by few individuals in present General Council
to hijack the TS. They also want to remove members' right to vote in
the election of  President. I am totally against such a change. I want
members to elect the President directly as they did earlier.
Right now the present constitution is such that it might enable some
officers in the GC to unethically remove voting rights of people. I
want to ensure that such attempts don't succeed now and in future.
Amendments in the General Council were suggested by me for two reasons.
1) To make constitution just. Each country should have representatives
only in proportion to the membership that country has. In GC if one
vote is given to a country with 13000 members and one vote is given to
country with 90 members, then that is unjust. If we are to preach
justice in the world, our own TS constitution must be just. That is
why voting rights to each country according to proportion of members
in that country are necessary.
2) Another reason why I suggested proportional representation is this
new system will stop any future attempts by few individuals to remove
voting rights of people and hijack the TS. You can see that there are
few General Secretaries elected by just a few hundred members. And
these few General Secretaries venture to hijack TS because they are
given too much rights as compared to membership they represent. So by
proportional representation and by increasing the size of the General
Council we want to ensure that such attempts by few officers to hijack
TS won't succeed in future.
Anand Gholap

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