Statutes of Auroville International
G. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
7.1 The General Assembly consists of:
--- the members of the Board,
--- representatives of the centers
--- the co-opted members of the Board (see clause 8.6)
--- the honorary members of the Board (see clause 8.7)
--- a representative of Auroville who will be nominated by the Working Committee and approved by the Board
--- representatives of liaison groups
--- liaison persons
with the understanding that each center, each liaison group and each liaison person has the right to cast one vote;
that the representative of Auroville has the right to cast one vote;
that each elected Board member, including the co-opted members, has the right to cast one vote.
7.2 The General Assembly shall meet at intervals of not more than two years on a date fixed by the Board. The meetings can also be virtual meetings by online conference.
7.3 The General Assembly can only take decisions when not less than one half of the members entitled to vote are represented.
7.4 The General Assembly elects the Chairperson of the Association. The Chairperson so elected shall hold office for 2 years and be re-eligible for office for another term of 2 consecutive years.
7.5 The facilitator of the General Assembly shall be appointed by the Board.
7.6 Except as otherwise provided in the Statutes, the General Assembly shall make its decisions by consensus. In case no consensus can be reached, decisions shall be taken by 2/3 majority.
7.7 The General Assembly shall be convened by the Chairperson of the Association (herein referred to as “Chairperson”) by giving notice to the Working Committee and to all members not later than 90 days before the date thereof.
7.8 The Chairperson shall at the request of the Working Committee or of not less than three of the members call an extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly by giving not less than 21 days notice in writing.
7.9 The agenda for the meetings of the General Assembly shall be prepared by the Board members.
7.10 The place where the General Assembly shall be held shall be fixed in the preceding meeting of the General Assembly.