People's Democracy

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


Vol. XXXVI

No. 15

April 15, 2012

 

Report of the Credentials Committee

 

 

Delegates/Observers

Delegates

Observers

Elected/Nominated to Attend Congress

733

74

Attending Congress

727

74

 

CC Members not attending:

1.                                               Samar Mukherjee

2.                                               N Shankaraiah

3.                                               Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

4.                                               Kumar Shiralkar

 

Two delegates from Tripura could not attend

 

Gender composition

Delegates

Observers

Female

81

10

Male

646

64

 

 

Age Group

Delegates

Observers

Less than 30 years

2

2

30-40 years

28

8

40-50 years

92

14

50-60 years

267

29

60-70 years

233

17

Above 70 years

105

4

 

Youngest  Delegate: J. Rajmohan from Tamilnadu

Youngest Observer: Akhil Vikalp from Uttar Pradesh

(both are aged 28 years)

 

Oldest Delegate:

R Umanath 91 years

 

Followed by V. S Achuthanandan & PK Chandranandan (both 88)

 


 

Marital status

Delegates

Observers

Married

674

68

Unmarried

35

4

Single

9

2

Not mentioned

9

0

 

 

Level of education

Delegates

Observers

No formal schooling

2

0

Up to primary school (class V)

8

1

Up to elementary stage (class VIII)

28

3

Class X/Matriculation

75

8

Intermediate/Pre-degree/Higher Secondary/ITI Diploma

141

11

Graduate

271

20

Post-graduate

197

31

Not mentioned

5

0

 

 

Class origin

Delegates

Observers

Working class

101

14

Agricultural labour

31

3

Poor peasant

118

9

Middle peasant

154

13

Rich peasant

35

3

Landlord

12

2

Bourgeois

18

 

Middle class

233

29

Petty bourbeois

25

1

 

 

 

Current occupation

Delegates

Observers

Wholetimer

624

40

Worker

11

4

Agricultural labour

3

 

Agriculture

10

2

Office employee

6

5

School teacher

8

4

College teacher

7

2

Lawyer

10

3

Medical practitioner

2

 

Engineer/Technician

3

1

Trader/Shopkeeper

1

 

Others

36

13

Not mentioned

6

 

 


 

Monthly income

Delegates

Observers

Less than 1000

12

4

Rs. 1001 to 2000

48

8

Rs. 2001 to 3000

84

7

Rs. 3001 to 4000

71

9

Rs. 4001 to 5000

71

2

Rs. 5001 to 10000

182

9

Above Rs. 10000

226

33

Not mentioned

33

2

 

 

Year of Joining Party

Delegates

Observers

Before 1947

7

0

Between 1947 and 1963

63

 

Between 1964 and 1977

378

17

Between 1978 and 1990

224

38

After 1990

53

19

Not mentioned

2

0

 

Longest Party Life:

R Umanath (1939) CC Member

VS Achuthanandan (1940) CC Member

PK Chandranandan (1941) -- Kerala

 

Shortest Party Life:

T. V. Thomas (2007) CC Units

 

 

Status in the party organisation

Delegates

Observers

Central committee

79

 

State committee

380

39

District committee

203

11

Zonal committee

8

2

Local committee

6

2

Branch

46

18

Not mentioned

5

2

 

 

Position in mass organisation

Delegates

Observers

All India Office Bearer

98

21

All India Committee Member

161

14

State-level Office Bearer

135

21

State-level Committee Member

116

6

District-level Office Bearer

80

1

District-level Committee Member

39

3

Others

34

5

Not mentioned

64

3

 

 

Entry into party through

Delegates

Observers

Trade union front

97

20

Kisan front

70

5

Agricultural labour front

9

 

Youth front

97

9

Student front

365

26

Women's front

37

6

Cultural front

7

2

Others

43

6

Not mentioned

2

0

 

 

Current main responsibility

Delegates

Observers

Party organisation

299

11

Trade union

149

23

Kisan Sabha

113

6

Agricultural labour

32

2

Middle Class Employees

9

3

Student

11

4

Youth

14

4

Women's

47

7

Cultural

7

2

Others

35

11

Not mentioned

11

1

 

 

 

Elected position

held currently

 Delegates

 Observers

M.P.

19

1

M.L.A.

38

3

Minister

7

 

Corporation/

Municipality

6

 

Zilla Parishad

8

1

Panchayat

8

1

Any other

13

 

None

628

68

 


 

 

No. of Congresses attended

Delegates

Observers

1

154

47

2

98

16

3

93

4

4

54

2

5

61

2

6

35

 

7

52

1

8

43

 

9

37

 

10

42

 

11

15

 

12

22

 

13

6

 

14

2

 

15

1

 

16

2

 

17

1

 

 18

1

 

19

1

 

Not mentioned

7

2

 

                                Com. R Umnath has attended 19 Congresses of the Party

                                Com. V.S. Achuthanandan has attended 18 Congresses of the Party

                                Com. N Varadarajan has attended 17 Congresses of the Party

 

Jail life

Delegates

Observers

No Experience

312

38

Less than two months

230

31

Two to Six months

78

2

Six months to one year

31

2

One year to two years

40

 

Two to Five years

26

1

Five to Ten years

10

 

 

Longest Jail Life

R Umanath 9 years, six months 

Binoy Konar -- 9 years, 3 months


 

 

Underground life

 

 

Underground life

Delegates

Observers

No Experience

533

66

Less than two months

47

5

Two to Six months

41

1

Six months to one year

26

2

One year to two years

52

 

Two to Five years

17

 

Five to Ten years

10

 

More than 10 years

1

 

 

Longest Undeground Life:

 

                                P.K. Chandranandan -- 13 years 6 months

 

 

*******

 

 

Credential Committee comprising of  Madan Ghosh,  (Convener) M C Josephine, P Sampath and Rakesh Singha made the following suggestions for the consideration of the 20th Party Congress 

 

 

1.                             We suggest, in future, a standardized credential form be adopted which can be updated as and when the need arises.

 

2.                             As repeated Party Congresses have given a call to the Party units for building the movement amongst the dalits, tribals, women, minorities etc. the credential form must include a column which mentions the below mentioned sections

 

3.                              of society to which one belongs to:

 

a)                             Dalit

b)                            Muslim

c)                             Tribal

d)                            Christian

e)                             Backward class

f)                              Others

 

4.                             In order to measure the nature and dimension of struggles being carried out, the credential form must have a column which states the number of criminal cases and under what section of the IPC have cases been registered against delegates between the two Congresses.

5.                             Whether you have participated in struggles launched in the intervening period between the two Congresses, on issues related to the problems of dalits, tribals, minorities etc.

6.                             What struggles have you been most influenced by

7.                             Some delegates/observers have filled the credential form casually and they have left some of the columns blank, these columns relate to the monthly income and great number relate to the mass front in which he/she is working in. In future it must be the responsibility of the delegation leader to ensure that the columns of each delegate/observer is filled as required by the credential form. This also applies to CCMs.

8.                             The Credentials Committee expresses its thankfulness and gratitude to the CC Camp office, which included six local volunteers, who did the tedious job of computing the 801 forms submitted by the delegates/observers. This task was done well before the Credential Committee expected.

 

 

 

 

 

Madan Ghosh Convener

M C Josephine, P Sampath & Rakesh Singha