Documents of ADATS - Book 1

9th Progress Report (September 1985)

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In December 1984, 4 of our 5 Community Workers resigned from the Group it was decided not to replace them. In May 1985 the new organizational structure of ADATS and the Coolies of Bagepalli was evolved. A major portion of the responsibilities for planning and implementing the programmes projects and activities was given to the Coolies and their Sangha.

In September 1985 the ADATS Expansion Programme into 60 more villages of the taluk was started. It was decided to promote 10 villages level Workers as Community Workers to work in these new villages of the Expansion programme. As a result, ADATS became staffed for the very first time with Coolies themselves working for Coolie development. In the 10 villages where the Villages Level Workers were removed, it was decided not to replace them and ADATS has withdrawn all staff, operating with elected CSU Representatives, supported by a small technically proficient staff at the Central Office. The remaining 20 VLWs will also be withdrawn by December 1986. In their place, the Coolies will elect CSU September and Cluster Secretaries who will not be paid by ADATS, as has already happened in these 10 villages.