Part 67, Issue # 155 - February 12 2004
Mafatlal Sheth, well
known professional philatelist & member of the Philatelic Advisory Committee of
Government of India commented on the previous issue of this column, as follows:
?I appreciate your remarks regarding illegal appointment of Damayanti Pittie and
M G Pittie as Jurors at Hong Kong 2004 stamp exhibition. The fact that both
Pities appointed themselves as Jurors illegally is terrible, they have no
respect for laws and Rules and the fact that Jurors are both relatives make it
more suspicious about their self appointment.
I feel at this point of time we have to act and this fact may be communicated in
writing to: Ministry of Communication, Government of India, FIAP, FIP drawing
their attention to the fact that appointments are illegal and in future no
appointment from the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI) should be accepted as at
the moment court cases are pending against them.
Also Hong Kong Postal Administration and other world Postal Authorities be now
informed that at the moment there is no recognized national organization
functioning in India and PCI is not legally in existence and PCI should be
debarred in making any appointments which will prevent these people from
appointing themselves as commissioners and Jurors.
I thank you for drawing attention to illegal activities being carried on by PCI