August 31th, 2022

Aug 31, 2022

Attempt of take over of the Housing Board and Housing Service by the office of the Secretary 

A group of Individuals have been illegal nominated by the Secretary office. The Secretary’s FAMC has sent an email to the housing Board and housing Service asking them to step out. The same day the illegal nominated group has come to the housing office in Town Hall to have a meeting while the Housing Service and Housing Board team was not here as it was Ganesh’s Pooja. Email from the Secretary’s FAMC

Letter sent by the Working Committee to the community regarding the attempt of take over:

Dear community,

As you may already be aware, the latest attempted takeover by the Office of the Secretary is the Housing Board and Housing Service, after the BCC. The illegitimate ‘FAMC’ which has been appointed by the Office of the Secretary has today, 31st August, informed the bona fide members of the Housing Board & Service of their ‘replacement’ effective from today onwards.

This is issued once again in complete disregard of the latest Resolution of the Residents’ Assembly, which has confirmed that such appointments have not been made in due consultation with or approval of the RA, as is required. Furthermore, it is passed without the knowledge and consent of the bona fide FAMC of the Residents’ Assembly, nor of the RA selected Working Committee or of the Auroville Council. This decision has not been taken in consultation with the Residents’ Assembly, either directly or indirectly.

We invite all fellow community members to show a peaceful presence and support to the current Housing Board & Service. Please remain calm in all circumstances, do not respond to provocations that may arise, and document all actions by the illegitimate appointees of the Secretary.

Your Working Committee
Aravinda, Bharathy, Chali, Hemant, Maël, Sauro, Valli