April 14th, 2023

Apr 14, 2023

Following the attempts to take over different services of Auroville (see event of April 13th) here is the email by the bona fide working committee to the community:

Dear Community,

Over the last 2 days there has been an ongoing series of attempted takeovers of various services in Auroville by the Office of the Secretary to the Governing Board, purported to be with the authorization of the Governing Board. There have been no notices given, no hearings, no reasons, no written orders – in short no due process has been followed. Online meetings were called by the Personal Assistant of the Secretary with very short notice, no agenda or purpose mentioned and no opportunities for representation or discussion given.

The services that we know of that have received such a communication are the Visitors’ Center, the Eco Service, AV Arts Service, AV Safety and Security Team (AVSST) and the SAIIER Board. In some cases, the executives’ access to the auroville.org.in email addresses and Google Drives of these services have already been suspended, again without written notice or reason given. There is also at least one case that we know of where the auroville.org.in email has been blocked for a unit that has not received a notice for a meeting but that was previously targeted for takeover.

If anyone else has received similar communications please contact us as soon as possible either by writing to [email protected] or by getting in touch with one of our members directly.

We are following the situation closely and will do our best to keep the community informed. Please join us in calling for light and strength in the face of this latest challenging situation.


Your Working Committee
Aravinda, Bharathy, Chali, Hemant, Mael (TOS), Sauro, Valli