People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXII

No. 15

April 20, 2008

 



                                                                                                                    Credentials report



Attendance

Delegate

Observer

Quota of Delegates

724

70

Delegates Elected

723


Observers elected/nominated


70

Delegates/Observers attending

718

69

Gender

Delegate

Observer

Female

76

11

Male

642

58

Total

718

69




Age_Group

Delegate

Observer

Less than 30 years

2

1

30-40 years

30

9

40-50 years

124

18

50-60 years

285

26

60-70 years

186

9

Above 70 years

90

6

Not mentioned

1

 

Total

718

69

Oldest Delegate -- Samar Mukherjee -- CCM -- 95 years

Youngest Observer -- Ritabrata Banerjee -- CC Units -- age 27 years

Youngest delegates Sheber K.I and M Swaraj from Kerala -- 28 years

Marital Status

Delegate

Observer

Married

669

63

Unmarried

49

6

Total

718

69

Class origin

Delegate

Observer

Working class

106

8

Agricultural labour

29

3

Poor peasant

90

16

Middle peasant

149

15

Rich peasant

33

 

Landlord

15

2

Bourgeois

4

2

Middle class

274

23

Petty bourgeois

13

 

Not mentioned

5

 

Total

718

69

Education

Delegate

Observer

No formal schooling

3

 

Up to primary school (class V)

11

1

Up to elementary stage (class VIII)

32

4

Class X/Matriculation

87

9

Intermediate/Pre-degree/Higher Secondary/ITI Diploma

125

9

Graduate

260

19

Post-graduate

199

27

Not mentioned

1


Total

718

69

Joining Period

Delegate

Observer

Before 1947

18

 

Between 1947 and 1963

98

5

Between 1964 and 1977

369

19

Between 1978 and 1990

197

36

After 1990

29

9

Not mentioned

7

 

Longest Party Life R Umanath, CCM and Benode Das from West Bengal both joined in 1939

Shortest Party Life -- Sehba Farooqi -- Delhi -- joined in 2005

Status in Party Organisation

Delegate

Observer

Central committee

78

 

State committee

378

41

District committee

206

13

Zonal committee

2

 

Local committee

4

2

Branch

50

13




Position in Mass Organisation

Delegate

Observer

All India Office Bearer

110

17

All India Committee Member

160

14

State-level Office Bearer

115

11

State-level Committee Member

116

11

District-level Office Bearer

70

2

District-level Committee Member

37

2

Others

38

5

Not mentioned

72

7

Entry into Party Through Front

Delegate

Observer

Trade union front

106

16

Kisan front

71

9

Agricultural labour front

17

 

Youth front

91

4

Student front

335

28

Women's front

34

5

Cultural front

12

1

Others

49

5

Not mentioned

3

1




Main responsibility

Delegate

Observer

Party organisation

287

23

Trade union

140

10

Kisan Sabha

122

8

Agricultural labour

37

6

Middle class employees

5

3

Student

8

4

Youth

16

3

Women's

55

5

Cultural

8

1

Others

36

5

Not mentioned

4

1




Wholetimers

Delegate

Observer

Wholetimer

624

52

Part-time

83

16

Not mentioned

11

1







Current occupation of Non-Wholetimers

Delegate

Observer

Worker

8

2

Poor peasant

2

 

Middle peasant

3

 

Rich peasant

1

 

Office employee

10

4

School teacher

8

3

College teacher

9

3

Lawyer

6

2

Medical practitioner

2

 

Engineer/Technician

3

 

Others

31

2

Total

83

16

Income

Delegate

Observer

Less than 1000

17

5

Rs. 1001 to 2000

117

12

Rs. 2001 to 3000

112

11

Rs. 3001 to 4000

90

8

Rs. 4001 to 5000

91

7

Rs. 5001 to 10000

142

9

Above Rs. 10000

131

14

Not mentioned

18

3

Elected position held currently

Delegate

Observer

M.P.

40

 

M.L.A.

54

3

Minister

33

 

Corporation/Municipality

7

1

Zilla Parishad

22

 

Panchayat

4

3

Any other

22

 

 None

537

62




Number of party congresses attended

Delegate

Observer

1

139

34

2

99

20

3

65

6

4

63

6

5

51

 

6

52

 

7

55

2

8

51

 

9

45

1

10

26

 

11

23

 

12

10

 

13

7

 

14

1

 

15

3

 

16

1

 

17

2

 

18

2

 

Not mentioned

23

 

18 Congresses attended -- R Umanath and N Shankaraiah

17 Congresses attended -- P.K Chandranandan and Samar Mukherjee




Jail Life

Delegate

Observer

No Experience

289

33

Less than two months

215

27

Two to Six months

79

7

Six months to one year

28

2

One year to two years

49

 

Two to Five years

46

 

Five to Ten years

11

 

Above Ten years

1

 




Longest Jail Life -- Benode Das from West Bengal 11 years, 1 month and five days




Underground Life

Delegate

Observer

No Experience

484

57

Less than two months

49

4

Two to Six months

46

5

Six months to one year

35

2

One year to two years

56

 

Two to Five years

29

 

Five to Ten years

18

 

Above Ten years

1

1




Longest UG life, P.K. Chandranandan from Kerala 11 years, six months

Gurbaksh Singh observer from Jharkhand also spent 11 years Underground