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Re: Synthesizing Organisational Discussion

Jul 06, 2009 10:51 PM
by Anand

There are also some other factors that make President too powerful. At present, President can withdraw charter of any Section, Federation or lodge. Because of it, President can tell officers of a Section "Do what I say, or I will remove charter of your Section". Because of this threat, officers in national sections fear to challenge the President on any issue. 
The power to remove charter of any Section, federation or lodge must be given to only General Council. If charter of any section or federation or lodge is to be removed, it should require majority votes from the General Council, taken in secrete ballot.

--- In, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> In TS, General Council is supposed to be the most powerful decision making body, just as Congress is in the US government. But as most General Council members are also members of ES, whose head is TS President, and as these General Council members perhaps think that it is their duty to obey "without cavil and delay" orders of the Outer Head, they don't challenge President's decisions. This is the impression members are getting. 
> So, when you have an ES, you make constitution of TS ineffective because there remain no checks and balances in TS.
> If a General Council member, who is pledged member of ES, challenges the President, he breaks the convention of obeying commands of the Outer Head. And if he does not question decisions of the President, he is doing injustice to his post as elected representative of TS members. 
> That is why ES and TS constitutions are not compatible with each other, unless heads of two are different. Even when heads are different, there should not form a lobby, if the spirit of constitution is to be protected. 
> When there is no ES, TS constitution has highest checks and balances.
> Best
> Anand Gholap

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