Re: Independent Inquiry into the TS Election
May 22, 2008 02:01 PM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> > "Rule 10. Election of President
> > The procedure for election to the office of President shall be as
> > follows:
> > (a) Seven months before the expiration of a President's term of
> > office, or within three days of the office becoming vacant, the
> > Executive Committee shall appoint a special Committee consisting
> > three members of The Theosophical Society in good standing
> > the Secretary, but excluding any candidate for the office of
> > President, to carry out the election procedure as herein under
> > detailed.
> > This Committee shall be known as the Election Committee and shall
> > answerable only to the Executive Committee."
> "14. Appointment of Executive Committee
> (a) The General Council shall at each Annual Meeting appoint an
> Executive Committee for the ensuing year or until its next Annual
> Meeting, of not less than seven and not more than ten members, of
> at least six shall be members of the General Council. The President,
> the Vice-President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary shall be
> ex-officio members."
> As the Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Secretary are appointed by
> the President, one can say that this Executive Committee is mostly
> administration of the President.
> And as Election Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee,
> one can say that Election Committee is also mostly appointed by
> President and her administration. So if Election Committee fails to
> conduct fair elections, blame goes to much extent to the President
> her administration.
> In short, Executive Committee has many members appointed by the
> President. Election Committee is appointed by the Executive
> That means to considerable extent good or bad performance of the
> Election Committee will indicate performance of the President, as
> as elections are concerned.
Sorry to quote from the Rules of the TS again:
"11. Nomination and election of Vice-President
(a) Within three months of assuming office the President shall
nominate the Vice-President subject to confirmation by the General
"12. Appointment of Secretary and other officials
The Secretary and such subordinate officials as are necessary shall
be appointed by the President and confirmed by a majority vote of the
Executive Committee at its next meeting, the newly appointed
officials not being present or voting."
"13. Nomination and election of Treasurer
The President shall nominate the Treasurer, following consultation
with and approval by the Executive Committee and subsequent
confirmation by the General Council for a period of three years."
"14. Appointment of Executive Committee
(a) The General Council shall at each Annual Meeting appoint an
Executive Committee for the ensuing year or until its next Annual
Meeting, of not less than seven and not more than ten members, of whom
at least six shall be members of the General Council. The President,
the Vice-President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary shall be
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