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As approved by RA Meeting of December 20, 2004

The mandate of the Working Committee is to assist the Residents' Assembly in discharging its functions under the Auroville Foundation Act as follows:

•  Represent the Residents' Assembly in interactions with Governing Board, International Advisory Council and the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation (in collaboration with relevant working groups).

•  Submit regular activity reports to the Residents Assembly

•  Maintain public relations with state and central Government at all levels

•  Oversee VIP reception

•  Recommend Visas, in collaboration with Residents' Service

•  Recommend Land purchases, in collaboration with LEM

•  Coordinate relations between Auroville and local villages, in collaboration with all panchayats and village leaders and relevant working groups

•  Recommend appointment of executives & trustees, in collaboration with FAMC

•  Recommend constitution of new units and trusts, in collaboration with FAMC

•  Finalizing of accounts and signing of Balance Sheets of AVF, in collaboration with Accounts Coordination Group and FAMC

•  Supervise Income Tax Exemptions for Auroville in collaboration with FAMC

•  Facilitate Police Liaison, in collaboration with STF

•  Finalize Annual Reports, in collaboration with all Working Groups

•  Prepare meetings of the Governing Board and International Advisory Council, in collaboration with Residents Assembly

• Notify the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation of major decisions and policies of the Residents' Assembly


Members of the Working Committee of the Residents' Assembly of Auroville Foundation (expired November 2011):

Chali Grinnell - American national            
Fabienne Marechal - French national               
Chandresh Patel- Indian national
Gilles Guigan - French national             
M. Ponnusamy - Indian national          
Tineke Smits - Dutch national                         
Juergen Putz- German national

Open hours of the Working Committee to meet Aurovilians: 

Monday: 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesday: 9:00am- 10:00am

Meeting days of the Working Committee:

Monday: 10:00am- 12:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:30pm (at 11:30am meeting with the Secretary, Auroville Foundation)

Friday: 10:00am-12:30pm

Email-Id: workingcom@auroville.org.in


Phone No : +91-413-2622143



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