from left: Manohar, Betrand, Dominique, Tine, Jaya and Pashi The selection of the Working Committee and Auroville Council has always been a difficult process, and this time is no different. In January the residents were asked to vote on a so-called Participatory Selection Process, but as the required quorum of 10% of the number of residents (180 people) was not reached, with only 144 people voting, no decision was taken. As a consequence, the term of office of the existing group members was extended.The issue was once again brought to the Residents’ Assembly on March 29 and 31, 2014. This time the residents were asked to vote for one out of four possible selection processes. They were:“Intuitive intelligence”. In this process, each resident proposes 1-3 residents which they feel have “intuitive intelligence” and belong to a “true hierarchy based on each one’s power of consciousness”. The names of those that accept their nomination are then published in the News and Notes ...
Today after 4 years of experience with this Participatory selection process, I doubt one could get a AV majority to vote for it again.