TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM submitted a Memorandum and condemned the burning issue as it was brought in the FORUM, that Dr.K.Sentil Raj I A S Project Director of TANSACS insulting and humiliating one of the Senior NGO Directors and his team of staff members who had come for the debriefing meeting of the LWS Implementing NGOs on 04 08 2017 at TANSACS Chennai.
THE PROJECT DIRECTOR/MEMBER SECRETARY (TANSACS)
Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society-Chennai
Kind attention: Dr. Senthil Raj-IAS 08 08 2017
Greetings from TANSACS – NGO/CBO FORUM.
On behalf of the TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM, which was formed exclusively for addressing the issues and challenges amongst the TANSACS funded NGOs and CBOs implementing Targeted Intervention programmes and to achieve the overall objective of bringing down the HIV prevalence in the state, WE SUBMIT THIS MEMORANDUM.
On behalf of the TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM, we had already made a representation to you on 26th July, 2017.
On that day (26 07 2017) some of the NGO/CBO Directors /Chief Functionaries had come to meet you to present that Memorandum but had to wait for more than 3 ½ hours to see you. After getting the permission, the NGO Directors had entered into your office, where you had expressed your displeasure in meeting and have shown your cold shoulders to them.
After your assuming office as the Project Director of TANSACS, the NGO Directors had come to see you for the first time with high hopes and expectations to discuss on the current issues and problems related to the delay in the fund disbursements. That day you could have shown some cordiality and a welcome gesture, instead you had been unfriendly and had expressed an authoritative tone during that few minutes of conversation, making them stand without offering seats and a space for discussion, which had ignited the NGO Directors to take up the issue further to the knowledge of the Chief Secretary and Health Secretary of Government of Tamilnadu.
The said matter was discussed at the TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM meeting which was held on 08 08 2017, at Trichy, where the NGO/CBO Directors, strongly condemned your intimidating and unapproachable attitude towards the representatives.
It was further resolved unanimously to pass a RESOLUTION to CONDEMN your domineering attitude towards the NGO/CBO Directors and send this Memorandum to you. Further to that, another burning issue was brought in the FORUM, that of you insulting and humiliating one of the Senior NGO Directors and his team of staff members who had come for the debriefing meeting of the LWS Implementing NGOs on 04 08 2017 at TANSACS Chennai. You were supposed to attend the two days meeting on 3rd and 4th August, 2017 where all the 15 LWS Implementing NGO Directors had been waiting for you. Whereas you appeared only on the second day at 6.10 pm, and you should have been aware of the fact that the NGO Directors had to travel back and had booked their return tickets, for which TANSACS had not provided any travel allowance also. All the NGO Directors were disappointed in the way they were treated and uncared while they were there in the TANSACS office for those two days. Adding fuel to the fire you had appeared at the last minute just before they were about to leave and had humiliated by your domineering acts and deeds.
You had been impolite in the meeting hall with all the Directors and in particular had abused one of the senior most NGO Directors Mr. Govindarajan - Founder/Director of SEVAI, a leading NGO implementing various programmes with the Government for the last 42 years in Trichy. You had also abused one senior lady staff (Ms Sudha – Assistant Director SEVAI-Trichy) by using words which are not used in such forums amongst educated people and people holding high offices. You had also shouted at the District Resource Person; a senior staff of SEVAI who had worked in the field of HIV /AIDS for the last 20 years, questioning his appointment which is a personal insult to him.
Moreover, Mr. Govindarajan – Founder/Director of SEVAI, aged 65 years was made to stand and when he wanted to sit due to his knee pain, you had raised your voice and shouted at him to remain standing. Your inhuman and authoritative and tyrannical behavior towards Mr. Govindarajan is taken very seriously among the NGO/CBO Directors and is CONDEMNED.
On behalf of the TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM we would like to state that your mean minded, inhuman and harsh behaviors towards the NGO heads and the NGO staff members are strongly CONDEMNED, CRITICISED and any more such act of yours would be seriously taken to task for necessary action against you.
With great regret and unhappiness we submit this MEMORANDUM to you on behalf of the TANSACS NGO/CBO FORUM.
Dr.T.S.Ramkumar CONVENER Mr. Berlin Jose. CO-CONVENER