Date: 14th Jan 2016
Time: 2pm to 7pm
Venue: Shikshak Sadan in Eranakulam
Prepared by: Arun Joseph
Meeting attended by:
CR Neelakandan (presided)
Ashok George Zachariah
1. State level campaigns on following issues to be taken up, as declared during the 1st Press conference of IST.
* Palliakara Toll:
- Existing parallel road to be opened fully for general public without any hindrance.
- Police dept level investigation against DySP KK Raveendran, along with Vigilance case to be demanded.
- Palliakara Toll should be taken over by state govt.
* Do every possible measures to uphold the dignity of civil service officers.
- AAP to support DGP Jacob Thomas in his fight against the corrupt system and his request for the permission to move court against Chief Minister, by securing one lakh signature from the general public.
- Each district to secure a minimum of 8000 to 10000 signatures for the purpose on or before 31st Jan 2016 and submit the originals to IST, while keeping a copy for district record.
* Corruprion in Kerala Cricket Association (KCA):
- Set up an enquiry commission to find out the corruption in KCA, in line with Lodha Commission set up against BCCI
2. AAP's Anti Corruption Wing to be started effectively at all levels.
3. Since current state Lokayuktha is dormant or ineffective, AAP to draft a bill on 'Jan Lokayuktha' to be presented for public feedback and discussion.
4. To come up with a draft bill for the public feedback and discussion to end the corruption in the unaided or self financing educational institutions and to make education more productive.
5. To appoint a 'Policy Drafting Committee' to list out the priorities on socio-cultural-environmental aspects in Kerala and to suggest respective projects by involving subject experts as well as other stake holders.
6. AAP FORWARD @ 14 Districts:
* To move forward, a one day (9am to 9pm) interaction with volunteers in each district.
* 'AAP Forward' to convene with a minimum of 15 days notice to all districts.
* Interim State Team will visit all the districts to attend 'AAP Forward', starting from February 2nd onward to meet volunteers in general and to identify individual volunteers who can be given specific tasks and roles as part of the new structure. For e.g., identify individuals who can contribute to the media team, policy analysis team, fund raising team etc. There will be several such tasks.
7. Dates along with person in-charge from Interim State Team to coordinate 'AAP Forward':
2nd Feb 2nd, Tuesday: Kannur (Paul Joseph to coordinate 9388609281)
4th Feb, Thursday: Waynad (Paul Joseph to coordinate 9388609281)
Kasargod will be confirmed later (Paul Joseph to coordinate 9388609281)
6th Feb, Saturday: Aleppy (Ashok George to coordinate 9495330544)
7th Feb, Sunday: Pathanamthitta (SA Eroth to coordinate 9400381629)
12th, Feb Friday: ,Palakkad (Rajesh Kumar to coordinate 9446141965)
13th Feb, Saturday: Malapuram (Eswarji to oordinate 9538156190)
14th Feb, Sunday: Calicut (Eswarji to coordinate 9538156190)
19th Feb, Friday: Kottayam (Ashok George to coordinate 9495330544)
20th Feb, Saturday: Kollam (Ashok George to coordinate 9495330544)
21st Feb, Sunday: Trivandrum (Arun Joseph to coordinate 9946533476)
25th Feb, Thursday: Idukki (Eswarji to coordinate 9538156190)
27th Feb, Saturday: Thrissur (Rajesh Kumar to coordinate 9446141965)
28th Feb, Sunday: Ernakulam (Shybu Madathil to coordinate 9605111548)
8. A questionnaire meant to identify the interests and skills of volunteers will be given to volunteers in each district during 'AAP Forward'. Data from the questionnaire will be systematically assessed for giving task specific responsibilities.
9. CR will inform district conveners about the proposed visits and coordinators will follow it up, while rest of the state team will use all their resources too to ensure all the volunteers including those who are staying away from Party activities will attend the meetings.
10. Volunteers will be informed about the proposed visits through Email, FB, whatsapp, twitter, sms, among other means. District teams can do press release / press meet to announce the visit at least 2 days in advance.
11. Agenda for 'AAP Forward':
* 9am - 10am: Meetig with District Executive
* 10am - 12pm: Conveners, Joint Conveners, Secretaries of all Assembly, Corporation, Muncipality, Panchayath committees along with District Executive
* 12pm to 1pm: CR to have brief chat with any one from outside Party. Dist team can plan it if possible.
* 1pm - 2pm: Lunch
* 2pm - 4pm: One to one meeting with Volunteers other than office bearers
* 4pm - 6pm: General session
* 6pm - 9pm: It's possible to meet interim state team until 9pm. If required, Dist Executive meeting at the end.
12. On or before 20th Jan, all the District teams should provide contact information of all members, volunteers, and office bearers of all Assembly, Corporation, Muncipality, Panchayath committees along with District Executive.
13. Office Space:
* Decided to find an office space for the functioning of interim team in Ernakulam. George Kakkanad, Paul Kalamassery and Eswarji are given the task of identifying the new office.
14. Fund Raising:
* CR will make a public appeal through Email and FB, requesting volunteers and wider public about the need to raise honest money for funding AAP activities. Decided to accept honest money through "aap ka dhan" and cheques.
15. Mahe Activities:
* As decided by NC, Pondicherry is the gateway of AAP to South India. Mahe being in Kerala, AAP Kerala to support, especially North Districts in Kerala such as Kasargode, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode & Malappuram should provide all the assistance.
* SA Eroth to continue to be incharge of Mahe.
* Threats against AAP volunteers from other political parties in Mahe condemned by IST. The recent threats and bullying behaviour from other political parties in Mahe are the signs of effective work carried out by the Mahe team. It is decided not to budge AAP position despite the threat. Decided to raise and resist, legally and politically, all attempts to threaten AAP in Mahe.
* All district teams to actively participate in Mahe campaign as Pondichery elections are crucial for AAP entry to South India.
* AAP Kerala social media team to extend all the support to Mahe team.
* CR will hold a Press Conference in Mahe on 19th Feb.
16. It's understood that a couple of small time career politicians who have been fooling around the party with petty ambitions might be attempting to create a new party in Kerala abusing the name of AAP. AAP feels that they are free to pursue their career ambitions. But AAP won't allow anyone to tarnish the AAP name with their petty politics, hence we would file a petition with the Election Commission to protect the name "Aam Aadmi Party".
17. Code of conduct:
* To have clarity, it is decided to interpret code of conduct and party constitution in as many party meetings as possible.
18. Taking in to consideration some frequently asked questions (FAQ) by volunteers, it is decided to frame answers and circulate the same among volunteers.
19. Time bound delivery of tasks:
* All assigned tasks should be delivered time bound by all office bearers of AAP in Kerala - from state to ward level. Take up official responsibilities only if you are willing to deliver the results by a deadline; undue delay and perpetual postponing is not acceptable. A close monitoring on this will have to carry out by the respective committees.
20. Two and half lacs of volunteers:
* It's decided that AAP Kerala should achieve a target of 2.5 lakhs of volunteers in order to become a significant mover in Kerala politics. Detailed plans on how to achieve this target to be drafted soon.
21. Connecing NRIs effectively is very important:
* It's decided to discuss this aspect in detail in the next meeting.
22. Janasabha News:
* CR to take up this with Sara teacher to discuss with her.
23. Communication infrastructure:
* It's observed that effective communication is a key challenge for Kerala AAP in terms of updates from relevant committees to volunteers along with Delhi Govt achievements to reach volunteers and the public.
* A communication infrastructure to be built for an effective and ongoing communication process. More detailed plan to be presented in the next IST meeting.
* Decided to enhance the website.
Previous disciplinary actions:
* Decided to start from a clean state. IST to review yesteryear disciplinary actions at the next meeting.
26. The minutes of previous meetings of State, District, Assembly, Corporation, Muncipality & Panchayath committees to be read in the succeeding meetings of respective committees as the first item of the agenda, to review the decisions taken in the previous meeting.
27. To ensure transparency and to fix accountability, the key minutes of every meetings of State, District, Assembly, Corporation, Muncipality & Panchayath committees to be circulated through all possible communication channels such as email, FB, website and WhatsApp within 3 days of the meetings in Malayalam.
28. Virtual meetings:
Between IST meetings, the possibility of virtual meetings or informal consultations among IST members using online facilities contemplated.
29. Internal audit team:
A team of experts in auditing to be formed for the purpose of internal audit. A concrete proposal to be discussed in the next meeting.
30. Brief profile of all IST members, Dist Executive members, office bearers of Assembly, Corporation, Muncipality, Panchayath and Ward committees to be published after 'AAP Forward'. The first model will be published by IST members before "AAP Forward".
31. The next meeting of IST to be convened on 22nd Jan.