In the past 3 months, 25 Aurovilians (mostly those working for the legitimate working groups) were notified by either the illegally appointed AVFO’s ‘BCC’, or the Accounts Officer of the Auroville Foundation office, Mr. Sathyanarayan (also a member of the illegal appointees AVFO ‘FAMC’), that they were being put on a Bridging Maintenance for 3 months. This implies that after December, they would no longer receive support from the City Services Fund while they still work for Auroville and, in many cases, are dependent on a maintenance to cover their basic needs. The legally appointed BCC sent out an update this week regarding their efforts to coordinate support for the Aurovilians affected. They emphasised that cutting these maintenances is “a grave breach of Auroville’s core values and ideals”. They shared that some donors have already come forward, however, more assistance is needed.