Issue No. 340, November 2017
A new Town Development Council
From left (top) Anita, Sindhuja, Anu,Aurovici, Tejaswini, Divya, Inge and Pino. On October 23rd, at the end of a three-day selection process, the community selected a new eight-member team for the Town Development Council (TDC) Interface Team. Unlike previous Town Development teams, six of them are women. “Profound disgust”, said one of the participants, responding to the “How do you feel?” question on day one. The others on his table nodded in agreement and added their version of dislike. No-one was looking forward to spending three days selecting the new Town Development Council (TDC) Interface Team. Yet the three days are mandatory. They are part of the Participatory Selection Process approved by the Residents' Assembly in January 2014. [see AVToday# 299-300, June-July 2014]. It specifies that any Aurovilian can nominate him/herself as well as any other Aurovilian as a candidate or participant in the selection process for members of major working groups. ...