Minutes of PDD Hyderabad: Oct 2015

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Minutes of PDD’s Meeting held at Satyodayam on 16th and 17th of October 2015

Day I:

Session I:

The PDDs meeting began formally at 9am on October 16 at Satyodayam, Hyderabad with Prayer.  Peter Daniel welcomed the members and particularly the new comers to the family of PPDs – Frs Franco and Nirmal. The members who excused themselves are from Madurai, Goa, Pune, Bombay, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Darjeeling, Kolkata and Sri Lanka. The number of PDDs present was 13 and Fr Jorge from Roman curia.

Fr. Jorge Serrano’s sharing:

After the welcome address by Peter Daniel, Fr Jorge Serrano shared the South Asian PDO’s annual report for the year 2014. 12 PDDs out of 22 submited the report. For which Jorge came with the following questions:

Why this lack of information

  • The PDD has no time to do his task
  • The PDO has no information about the amount of money raised by the Jesuits in the province
  • The province treasurer does not have these figures
  • Lack of information between ADTR and the PDDs
  • To know the overall picture of the province it is good to have the report
  • PDD should be the member of the province finance commission (Most PDDs are)

He also pointed out the points raised by POSA’s letter which invited the whole assistancy to reflect on:

Viruses in JCSA

  • Ethnics divisiveness
  • Financial misbehaviors
  • Sexual misbehaviors (many priests in India and abroad behind the bar. Two diocesan priests in CG are also in the jail. This is affecting our fund raising activities. Because of one incident the whole society is going to face the consequences. Take it seriously.)

The role of ATDR after 10 years

Considerations

  1. There are 37 new PDO in the society
  2. 15 of them are part of flagship program. (No idea/sufficient information of flagship program)
  3. This is a job for a team and not for an individual(Development commission in various provinces and it is functioning well)
  • Follow up (good reporting on time and keep updating the donors)
  • Capacity building (need of training the persons in order the facilitate the role of development office)
  • Connecting and networking (different resources of supporting the province. Involving lay collaborators)
  • Fundraiser’s spirituality (talk about your mission, your priority, your value system and invite others to join you/be part of your work)

Inputs to Fr. General

  • To have in each conference one person (Chair) responsible for
    • Promoting new PDO in the provinces
    • Capacity building
    • Networking
    • Raising funds for the common needs at the Conference level.
    • To have a Secretariat for Development in Curia for Supporting the activities in each conference
    • To have annual gathering with the six Conference Development Chairs to
    • Follow up
    • Write polices and guidelines in mobilizing resources
    • Exchange best practices, subsidies and materials
    • Network as an international apostolic body

Transition Time

  • 2015-2016
  • To have a meeting in Rome (2016-2Q) with the Conference Development Chairs to:
  • Write job description for the new positions.
  • To do a diagnostic of the mobilizing resources in the Society of Jesus (SWOT)
  • Write the goals of the annual meeting.
  • Build a plan for 2017-2019.

Interaction by the members after the Presentation by Jorge:

  • Financial mismanagement rather than sexual abuse can be the next issue of scandal so people need to be alert
  • We have no structural form regarding PDO from the general curia and in India
  • Most of the provincials don’t know whether they really need the PDO. Some of them may be grabbling with some other problems like lack of Jesuit personnel or how to run the different missions without Jesuits, to find suitable superiors etc.
  • Minutes of this meeting immediately sent to the POSA
  • We need to get this point into JCSA
  • If I make my presence felt as PDD in the province then the provincial will certainly approve this work and take this into consideration. It depends on our hard work.
  • In our assistancy this is not a ministry. If in the province level we have no structure then how can we have the structure in the conference because this task is not understood well by the provincials?
  • Much depends on individual interest and capacity of PDD and provincial.
  • Can each province come up with certain guidelines to be followed and which can also be model for others?
  • Some Treasures in the provinces feel threatened by the PDDs.
  • It is a question mark whether each PDD is appointed by the province after seeing the caliber and capacity of the person or just dumped on some one??

Session II

After the coffee break we gathered for the second session at 11am. During this session

Ms Sandhya, the program coordinator, from the Social centre of Andhra Jesuit province (CITRA) presented the successful project being run for the slum dwellers (Muslims and Christians) with the help of Telangana State Minority Finance Corporation.  She shared with us the procedure of applying and the knowhow of obtaining funds from Minority Finance Corporation. The beneficiaries from Muslim and Christian communities shared with us the success of the whole project and it was very inspiring and moving too. So far they have mobilized RS 4,40,00,000 from the Minority Finance Corporation. She also encouraged all the PDDs to apply in their own respective states because most of the minority funds are being returned to central government every year.

Initially it began with SHG and tailoring groups only. When they went to apply for the scheme the director did not simply allow her to come to the office to apply for the scheme thinking her of a mediator but later the officials were convinced and sanctioned money for the scheme.

Some of the Muslim and Christian women from the slums shared with us the impact  of the program:

  • From rack picking to entrepreneurship
  • All children in the school
  • Have three meals a day
  • Redeemed from Money lenders
  • There is peace in the family
  • We help other minority women to obtain the same benefit
  • Grown in self confidence and dignity
  • Saving money for future
  • Husband and wife relationship has strengthened

Fr. Jorge Serrano celebrated the Eucharist at 12.30 pm. Followed by dinner and rest.

Session III:

We began the III session at 3pm in which the flagship provinces (Madhya Pradesh and Kohima) shared their experiences with the group.

Sharing by Madhya Pradesh Province:

The Madhya Pradesh PDO worked well till 2012-13. As a member of the flagship program the province was able to establish a well equipped Province Development Office in 2012 named Sahbhagita (People’s participation). Through the help of ATDR (Fr. Jorge) various workshops and seminars were organized in the province with different groups of Jesuits and commissions to tell the needs of establishing the PDO in the province and also to tap different sources of income inside the province. Following the tips and guidelines given by Fr. Jorge the PDD began its developmental work with full enthusiasm and zeal. But since last year we feel the ship along with its flag is sinking down due to various reasons. 

 A number of activities were managed by the PDD. Some of them are:

  • Regular correspondence with the national and international donor agencies.
  • Fund raising trip to European countries every now and then.
  • Writing projects and guiding others to write projects.
  • Visiting parishes and addressing the parish communities with requests for some financial support. In many places we got the positive response and it continued for quite long time.
  • Preparing flyers on the Province, meant for international donors sharing with them the basic information about the province, mission, events, our priorities and needs of the province.
  • The monthly PDD news letter was prepared and circulated in the regular basis.
  • The Mass tickets were prepared and distributed among the lay people.
  • Contacting some of the laity with request for financial help. (requesting them to adopt some needy people we knew and it continues)
  • Arranging some meetings for people of good will with a dinner party and communicating to them the goal of the PDO and also various needs of the province and inviting them to be part of the Jesuit mission. many continue to support our mission.
  • Lobbying with the government agencies (Municipalities, MALs, local village heads, hospitals for medicines, district officials for different needs and support.
  • Visiting the project centers and supervising the works/construction.
  • Preparing the reports, completion of reports of different projects and send to the concerned donors.
  • Inviting and receiving and accompanying the foreign visitors, donors to different centers in the province.
  • Motivating the Jesuits alumni and lay people to be part of our mission.
  • Helping the provincial in province planning and prioritizing the needs of the province.
  • Helping the province treasurer as province revisor. 
  • Helping other religious and diocesan clergy in preparing the projects and sending them to funding agencies.
  • Contacting ex-Jesuits and inviting them to contribute financially for our work.
  • Contacting the families of Jesuits in the province and request them to give some financial support to the province (there are many Jesuit families working in different government and non government firms in good position).
  • Exploring various social corporate sectors and approaching them for financial support. (Tatas, Zindals etc. )

The PDD was (we were) happy with the outcome of all the effort. But then the whole scenario changed due to some of these factors:

  1. The formal provincial during the last year of his term appointed the PDD as the superior of the province home for the sick and aged at Ambikapur. This was a full time job and kept him busy with the work of taking care of the old and sick Jesuits. He became a nurse more than the PDD.
  2. The assistant PDD Fr. Bipin was transferred and the PDD was left alone.
  3. The outgoing provincial gradually withdrew his support to this office from 2013.
  4. The new provincial with his consulters perhaps does not understand the role of the PDD and therefore, the PDD was transferred to Jabalpur XIDAS in 2015 (600 km away). Again a full time job as the Administrator. The PDD work suffers in a big way.
  5. The provincial after transferring the PDD appointed 3 assistant PDDs (without giving the responsibility) who did not know how to proceed as no one was appointed as PDD. A big confusion was there among them because they had no leader/PDD.
  6. When the PDD was transferred some Jesuits reacted against his transfer 2015, then the provincial again appointed him (Amrit) as PDD and asked to function from Jabalpur. This is not possible at all as this is a big institution and he as administrator have to stay here most of the time. He has a big responsibility here which keeps him very busy. The distance from Jabalpur to Ambikapur PDD office is more than 600 Kms. One cannot manage the office from such a distance. Though he tries to maintain the correspondence via internet/mails etc.

Some Positive notes:

  1. The MAP PDD has never failed in reporting though at time a bit late. The donors have never expressed their unhappiness with the PDD as they were kept well informed.
  2. The financial dealing is well centralized and monitored well by the province treasurer. So far no case of mismanagement of project money has brought to the notice of PDD and the provincial.
  3. There is very good understanding and collaboration between the Province treasurer and the PDD.
  4. The PDD is collaborating with Fr. Aurel Brys who is working as In Charge of India Desk at Brussels, Belgium. Fr. Aurel is helping us MAP, RANCHI and Assam Mission not only raising some fund but also exploring the possibilities of various exchange programs.
  5. Many province men seem to have understood by now the importance of the PDD. Many approach the PDD office for further guidance, help and consultation.
  6. The lay people and other religious also have understood the importance of such an office and many come to the PDD office for suggestion and take help from the PDD. In fact they appreciate the PDD’s job.

Future plans:

  1. We need to bring the PDD office back onto right track and make it function again because for the moment the work has completely stopped and fund raising activity is not bearing much fruit. The fund raised in 2015 will be very disappointing.
  2. There is a need to prepare some Jesuits or lay persons to handle this PDD’s job well. The province has not taken this issue seriously.
  3. We need to resume the fund raising activities at the local levels.
  4. Some extra effort is required to contact many more corporate social sectors to get financial support from them. This is needed as the international donors are drying up.
  5. Revamping fund raising among our (alumni, ex-Jesuits, Jesuit families, and people of good will).
  6. PDD website is still pending. We need to find a way to communicate electronically, either with the province website or separately.
  7. The province also needs a thorough planning for fund raising activities and develop a strategy to get some Jesuits involved in this task.
  8. Preparing personale for this job is a must requirement

To wind up, we can say the PDD office will be able to work successfully when there is a support from the Provincial and the rest falls in line.

Kohima Region: Fr Hector

Chosen as a flagship programme two years ago

  • Concept clarification
  • Society demands of us to prepare an infrastructure
  • Spirituality of fundraising
  • Constant evaluation and check outs
  • Enthuse/encourage the group
  • They don’t give us money but tell us the resources and they put our house in order
  • He has a good team of five men (Frs. Julian, Anand Pererra (PCF), Arul (Reagent), Valerian and Hecter)
  • They come together once a month for planning
  • Julian does the corresponding works
  • Valerian goes around to collect data, to supervise works
  • Hector as the superior of the community stays back and does the PDD work as a full timer
  • Basic infrastructure is made
  • Paid dinner party organized for the potential donors and during the same our scholastics presented cultural program.
  • Connecting Alumni and others to be part of the mission
  • Scholastics are involved
  • During the Annual scholastics meet Anand gives an input on the works of the PDD and how the young people can contribute
  • Hand written request letters to donors
  • PDD forms letter but provincial sends the letter to different donors
  • Full time construction supervisor – a Jesuit. He is part of PDD team. No money is wasted
  • Information is shared among the team member
  • Prepared  a ten minute video on their mission
  • Begging experience (No shame in asking money for a cause)
  • Indian provincials supporting the mission
  • Alumni getting into big jobs and there is a constant contact with them to mobilize donations from them
  • Jesuit family members contributing/supporting the mission. they are also talking to others about the Jesuits and inviting them to help
  • Creating rapport with the benefactors
  • Mass intentions
  • News letter has yet not been prepared
  • All the institutions are taxed and it is decided by the provincial and province treasurer
  • When we send the completion of the project  invite the donors to come and visit the project area and to see the result of their contribution

Session IV:

After hearing the flag ship projects the other PDDs shared their experiences from 6pm.

Assam Mission (Fr. Xavier)

  • Has got a part time Jesuit to help him
  • He takes this job as a mission and is committed to this
  • Out of 33 projects submitted most of them were well accepted
  • Constant touch with the donor agencies through thank  you cards
  • good correspondence and understanding with the treasurer regarding the projects
  • In his recent visit to Belgium he  addressed the students of one of the schools there and they promised to support one mission.
  • Has prepared 10 minutes video about the Assam mission and it is very effective and very helpful for fund rais.ing
  • Collaborating with  Fr. Aurel Bries, a Belgium priest on India Desk there, helps him getting resources
  • Prepared a brochure about the PDD office and its work for the donors
  •  He is regular in sending Christmas cards to the benefactors
  • Getting lots of scholarship for the students here through some personal friends
  • 33 Belgium students are visiting his mission this year which is a sign of big hope for him
  • Expanding his mission in Andaman.
  • His own family members are very much involved in his work
  • Many funding agencies are visiting the different Missions and they contribute to build corpus fund for the Missions.
  • He is very happy with his work

Hazaribag (Fr. Bob)

  • Through mass stipends he has got a lot of support from Singapore
  • Projects from Manus Unidas for construction works and work is in progress
  • Through face book constantly contacts people and invites people to join his mission. Face book friend
  • In the month of March April and May he spent time in Australia and Switzerland raising funds for the province and meeting benefactors
  • A lot of support from the provincial
  • Has got a full time assistant in PDO
  • Gets supports from the Jesuit scholastics through the help of the PCF.
  • No help for south Asia (Hazaribag)???
  • He has good contact with TATA
  • He gets a lot of money for training people but the PCFs  are not taking it seriously

Anil interacted saying that In what way are we giving orientations to our mission besides raising funds for the province? In what way are we creating vision for the province? What is our sustainability planning? Are we doing enough vocation promotion in order to keep the missions going in the future?

Chennai Mission (Fr. Dominic)

  • It is his second year as PDD
  • A lot of support from his predecessor and other experienced Jesuits
  • He is making efforts and is satisfied with his work
  • Relationship matters a lot
  •  A lot of internal issues and that is a struggle
  • Dealing with the govt. officials to get schemes
  • Enjoying his work
  • Loyola college does not own this office
  • A new college in the district of Salem
  • A new mission for the tribals (Snake charmers)
  • A new Mission for the migrants in Chennai
  • Present provincial is a good administrator and he has put things in order
  • Approval of the provincial is must in project matter

Kerala (Fr. Salil)

  • This is my First meeting
  • Pious Wacha the predecessor could not do much as PDD
  • He is second PDD
  • They have begun a new venture/initiative called JECI (Jesuit collaboration initiatives) (Mission, vision, Objectives in the leaflet) with youth of Kerala
  • Formed eight centers in Kerala and there is a good interaction among all
  • Jesuits have donated their Individual property to the Society.
  • Centers for migrants JEEVIKA (very demanding and challenging work)
  • Tribal mission in Vainard is flourishing
  • The role of the PDD is not very certain in the province. A lot of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Fr. Martin from ISI Bangalore is collaborating with the Kerala Province

Interactions from group:

  • How to strengthen the role and importance of PDD?
  • All depends on the mindset of the Provincial.
  • Difficult to accept that it depends on the personality of the provincials. Before putting the blame of the individuals let us see the structure of the province. There may be some complex situations behind.
  • We are an international body and we should keep in mind other people in need. Let us be open to the needs of others and not be self centered in our provinces if we have enough resources. Others need our help.
  • PDDs work is to coordinate and lead. Plan the person and mission.

Day II

At 7.15 Fr. Peter Daniel celebrated the Eucharist followed by breakfast and the sessions.

Session I

Sharing by PDD Cont…….

Fr. Bobby (Nepal)

  • Not yet out of earthquake trauma
  • A lot of relief work in progress
  • Much fund received during this time
  • Seven lakh dollar has been already spent from the province
  • Province is adopting the govt. schools
  • A lot of construction of social centers, medical centers
  • More work in Eastern Nepal (Japa District: migrated tribals from various parts working in Tea garden. A school is opened by the Jesuits for the people which is run by the Missionary sisters of Carmel, Bangalore )
  •  Jesuit provinces from across the world are helping them financially
  • Main source of income is from Projects (3 lakh dollars last year)
  • In Godawari, Jesuit houses are badly damaged. Many agencies have been approached to help and from many they get a positive response
  • India has stopped supplying daily commodities e.g. fuels
  • Jesuit’s account is frozen after the earthquake. More than three lakh dollar stuck there. American Embassy helped to overcome this problem but the local govt. is very harsh after this on Jesuits 
  • PDD is supported by two staff members
  • A lot of support from the regional superior
  • Many projects have been sent to Jesuit centers outside country

Clarifications:

  • Work of conversion in progress 60-180 yearly
  • Whom do you convert? Many ethnic groups/Mongolian family/tribals/
  • Many Jesuit institutions from India collected money for Nepal during earthquake and was sent through Jesuit sources but sadly that money has not yet reached to the concerned people.
  • Reports on the expenditure of money donated during the earthquake have been sent to different agencies from where the money had been received.

Fr. Siji (Patna)

  • Last year he took over the office
  • No supporting staff but gets a lot of support from the provincial
  • 15 projects have been already sent and many are in the pipe line
  • Needs are already identified by different commissions and accordingly they are focusing their project work
  • State level advocacy programme is also been supported by the PDD
  • Managed to register three Jesuit institution under the Indian Registration Act
  • He is about to complete his Phd yet he finds time to work on this office full time
  • He is happy with this job

In terms of finance they are totally cut off from the mother provinces

Individual donations are not so much mostly they are from projects

Fr. Nirmal (Dumka)

  • New to this office
  • Apostolic level planning in the province level and that helps to prioritize their work
  • Most of the projects are construction based – school, hostels, churches..
  • Working with the alumni but they could help only the school where they studied
  • Volunteers from Germany, London, Britain are coming to the province and helping especially the children in the school
  • It is a new office for the province
  • There are three in the team including a lay lady helping in drafting the projects and links to different individual donors
  • Visiting the families of the missionaries and requesting them to support the mission
  • Personally he is very much interested

Fr. Anil (Karnataka)

  • Holds various responsibilities like Rector of the house, in charge of a CBSE school, in charge of a social work center and PDO
  • Evaluation was done by the ISI Bangalore of all the social centers
  • Based on the evaluation they have good sustainability plans/strategic plans for the province for next ten-fifteen years
  • Strategic plans of the province is given to the agencies before asking money
  • A very good companion who knows much about writing projects
  • Every month evaluation of the work with the team and the Provincial
  • Provincial is the boss everything through him and he is very much interested and knows the work very much
  • From local institutions a lot of fund is gathered ( more than four crores are gathered from province institutions therefore even the outside sources are dried up we are able to sustain the province)
  • A lot of money is also given to the sisters who are collaborating with us to run their institutions
  • Meticulous planning in renting out play grounds and the school/college buildings in the city of Bangalore, and advertising hoardings etc fetched enormous amount of income for the missions.
  • School class rooms are given in rent after the class and a big money is collected from them
  • 30% income of the institution is given to the management and mangt. is free to spend the money for different needs.

Fr. George (Ranchi)

  • Fourth year as a PDD
  • Provincial has a deep confidence on PDD
  • Jesuits want the projects but don’t collaborate with regards to reporting
  • Always connect himself with new agencies during his visits outside
  • Associating with the govt. officials to get projects but it is difficult to get money from govt. projects

Fr. Franco (Gujrat)

  • PDO got a lot of money from different agencies in the beginning (first period)
  • Many donor agencies began to disappear (second period)
  • A lot of individual Jesuits who are raising funds in different ways (Third period)
  • Province has a well coined apostolic planning
  • Provincial of Spain signed MOU to help the province
  • This year about twenty projects have been prepared
  • Financial sustainability is in danger because sources are decreasing
  • Touch me not attitude among the Jesuits. Doing things in their own way
  • Strong alumni association but they are limited to their own institutions

Session II

Mr. Suryanarayana, Senior Human Resource, Tata consultancy, Kachibowly, Hyderabad,  shared with us the programs that are being supported by TATA and how to apply projects to them.

Continuation of Sharing by PPD and business session:

Fr. Peter Daniel (Andhra)

  • 9th year in job as PDD
  • Province support is felt much
  • Contribution from Local institutions has been increasing year by year.
  • Main focus is to educate dalit and tribal children
  • Health service in rural areas
  • Human empowerment programme (Many programmes are run by local government resources)
  • Now handling two important posts, Operational director of Village Reconstruction organization (VRO) and also PDD. VRO runs projects in 5 states in India with 320 volunteers. That itself needs enormous time and find it difficult to do justice for both the jobs.
  • Tremendous joy and happiness in work/mission (live in the heart of the people/poor)
  • Each commission will prepare the project and present before the provincial  and the finance commission will decide which to approve
  • Dependence on project outside the province is coming down
  • There is no assistance to work with
  • Rich schools/colleges are doing a lot of outreach programme – a positive note
  • Skill training/development programme for the children of rural areas. Support is sought from Govt.

BUSINESS SESSION

  1. How do we bring life to our existing structure? Is it only a money making business/office?  How do we make this group a vibrant group? Is it the need of the province?
  • What about inviting POSA in our meeting so that he knows what is happening in different provinces? He is invited but often makes excuses.
  • Role of the PDD was approved by the JCSA.
  • The problem is not with the POSA the problem is with the provincials, how seriously they take it. Role of the PDD is defined by JCSA but how individual provincial implements it in his province that matters.
  • Planning for the province and personnel is an appeal from the General and if the province is thinking in this context then we must strengthen this office.
  • Before inviting the POSA,  talk to the provincial directly/ a personal talk, what we talk here. We need to move in a different way – we can make a difference
  1. Next year PDD programme
  • January 2017 after the general congregation. January 7 and 8, 2017
  • Place: Gujarat Fr. Franco will take care of it
  • Focus: Apostolic planning and sustainability of the mission
  1. Fr. Peter Daniel presented the two models that were submitted by the JCSA secretaries in Lonavla and requested to group to react: First model has four groups (Finance, formation, education and socio-pastoral) and the second modal has five groups (Formation, Spirituality, Social Action, Finance, Education)
  • Too many secretaries in the JCSA level and good to reduce them.
  • Many commissions do not function at all in the province level, like youth, communication, dialogue, spiritual, etc.
  • Many groups do not function effectively
  • Too many commissions in the province level. At the top level we need the secretary and in the province level only the commissions. NO need of secretaries again in the province level.

The following portion is from email by Hector:

  • Re-organization of Secretariats both in the Assistancy and in the Provinces/Regions is a welcome step. The Province Development Directors endorse the idea.
  • The two models proposed are not much different. However model ONE with four sectors is more comprehensive.
  • The secretaries at the Assistancy and the secretaries of the province should have a clear mandate and they be held responsible for the ministries under their care. But will the JCSA and the provincials give them the ‘power to implement ‘the policies and decisions’ of the Assistancy?
  • The four Province secretaries as proposed could be consultors. That is a great idea. But again do we need so many coordinators in the province?
  • If the Assistancy wants to do away with many secretaries, then why the province should be burdened with so many coordinators?
  • Those provinces which do not have say, Dialogue ministry or Communication ministry, Ministry among the Indigenous and even Brothers etc should not have coordinators. Presently someone is nominated just to attend the annual meeting. It is a farce! That will lessen the Province coordinators. JEA/JHESA could be combined in the province. JESA/JEMAI/JYMSA could be one coordinator. Then what will the secretary/consultor do? Let him be both the secretary cum coordinator of the province. Let us not multiply works.
  • Yet at the final count, the change of structure will not ensure better functioning but the ‘desire and will of the Provincials’ to go for  subsidiarity, will help. If the four consultors take it up the secretariats then the Provincial will have less work on ‘Cura apostolica’ and will have more time for ‘Cura personlais’ which is neglected a lot in our Assistancy. Are OUR PROVINCIALS READY TO GIVE UP THEIR POWER? 
  • Somehow this looks like “Women religious model” where the consultors are given responsibility for different Apostolates. If it works great.
  • “Both the models propose that Treasurer and PDD to be amalgamated into one secretariat at the Assistancy level. Great! It is all about finances.
  • I was wondering if one person can do it at the Assistancy level then one man can do it at the province level. We have examples in Wilfred and Bobby; both are doing great. But this one man could have two assistants in the provinces.
  • So the proposal is one person whatever we call him “Procurer cum Treasurer” or “Director for Finances” could have two assistants. The province planning, province fund raising and financial management with investment and accounting could be done by these three men along with consultors. (Remember Anil's is bringing this point to our notice)
  • Then we can have one secretary at the Assistancy and one coordinator of finances at the province level with above functions.”
  1. We chose Fr Anil D’Mello (Karnataka) to head the team of PDDs and decided to submit the name to POSA for his approval.
  2. Peter Daniel announced about the Project writing workshop to be held in Satyodayam from 7th to 11th of December 2015 and only 10 Jesuits have opted for the program. The total cost of the workshop is RS 5500.
  3. Comments from Fr. Jorge
  • Result of his work is very low and expense is very high
  • Falling provinces: Jesuits find way to block the Tradition (Easy way of finding money so why to approach the agencies who have a lot of formalities)
  • Mentality of my mission, my donor, my money….there is a need of change in our mentality
  • Some provinces have good apostolic plans and that is a road map of development others don’t have….you die
  • PDO is a marginal institution in the province because others have their own way of functioning. Less collaboration with PDO e.g. Fr. Amrit
  1. Evaluation on the annual PDD meet:
  • Good experience/very useful/arrangement was excellent
  • It was a learning exercise
  • It was an inspirational meeting. We come to know many good things about different provinces.
  • The summary of the annual report last year by Jorge was very revealing
  • Came to know the real situation of each province
  • Sharing by the PDDs was very interesting
  • Sharing by the success story of the slum dwellers was very inspiring.

We concluded the annual meeting of PDD 2015 by 1pm with a concludingprayer.

Minutes prepared by
Fr Bipin of Madya Pradesh
and
Edited by Peter Daniel

Corporate Social Responsibility

Presentation by Mr. Suryanarayana

With Mechanical engineering, working with Tata Consultancy Service

Salt to software service

Philosophy: You give back to the society what you have received from the society

Project on education and health services on CSR: e.g. to help engineering students to improve their English. They are unable to communicate properly and unless you are able to communicate you cannot work

TATA Steel: Putting principals into activities

They have collaborations with different companies on CSR

Values of TCS

LIREL

  • Leading change
  • Learning and sharing
  • Respect for individual
  • Excellence: even it is an insignificant work it should be done professionally with world class level
  • Integrity

Professional ethics and values subject made compulsory in the collages

Tata sustainability programme in rural schools –

Purpose is to improve the quality of life of people

WWW. TATA engage: Tata Sustainability Group
Areas of impact
Environment
Employee relationship
Stimulating economic growth

 

Vision 2007

To seize the opportunities of tomorrow and create a future that will make us an EVA positive company

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