KOTTAYAM: The new Malankara Sabha Managing Committee met for the first time on March 28 at Pazhaya Seminary, Kottyam elected Dr. George Joseph as Association Secretary for the comming 5 years.
Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan presided over the meeting.
The new Malankara Managing Committee consists of 129 elected members and 30 nominated members had elected the new Malankara Association Secretary for the coming five years.
The contest was between two candidates Dr. George Joseph and Adv. Biju Oommen Muringasseril of Niranam Diocese. Dr. George Joseph got 27 more votes than Adv. Biju Oommen.
Post of the Malankara Association Secretary has a very influential stature in the administration of the Malankara Orthodox Church along with the Malankara Metropolitan. It is the Association Secretary, who prepares and presents the Annual Budget and Annual Accounts of the Church as well as the Executive Officer, who implements the decisions of the Malankara Managing Committee.