KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Oct 2009: MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu today ordered a re-evaluation of the party’s 3,600 branches in a bid to resuscitate the weaker ones, and revived the presidential council as part of the transformation process.
With 800 new branches awaiting approval from the Registrar of Societies, he said, the re-evaluation exercise would be done by technical experts using the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) starting early next year.
There had been complaints that some branches were not active, and that certain branch leaders were not carrying out their duties diligently, he told reporters after chairing the party’s monthly Central Working Committee meeting at the MIC headquarters here.
“There is a need to reconnect, re-energise, reinvent these branch leaders so that they will become closer to the people and resolve their problems through government intervention,” he said.
Samy Vellu also said the presidential council would be tasked to come up with a master plan for the Indian Malaysian community, to be implemented before 2013.
It would meet twice a month and be chaired by him, with MIC deputy president Datuk G Palanivel, Human Resources Minister and vice-president Datuk Dr S Subramaniam, and all MIC elected representatives, state executive councilors and senators as members.
Samy Vellu said the council’s objective was to create an efficient approach in recording the problems of the community and forward them to the government for action through the party’s elected representatives.
He also said that the MIC would hold a consultative meeting on the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) on 5 Nov with non-governmental organisations, academicians, social activists and youth organisations to get their feedback for recommendations for the Indian Malaysian community.
A workshop on Sense of Urgency would also be held for its 150 divisional leaders on 15 Nov to train them on work culture and how to cope in a crisis. — Bernama