Structure of Organisation
The apex body of the organisation is the ‘Prasanthi Council’, headquartered in Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh. It is this body that oversees the functioning of the Sai Organisations worldwide. The Prasanthi council consists of the All-India President, the Chairman of the Overseas Organisations and few other senior members of the Sai Family appointed by Bhagawan Baba Himself.
The policies, decisions and directives of the Prasanthi Council are handed down through the state level units and central coordinators to the entire organisation, right down to the grassroots levels for assimilation and implementation.
The Sai Organisation, from small beginnings in a remote little hamlet, in South India, has grown into a well-knit, purposeful and service-oriented global organisation of dedicated men and women. With its organisational units in all Indian states and over 170 other countries, it is striving every day selflessly to bring in a new world order governed by peace, love, unity and harmony.
The structure of the Sai organisation in India consists of:
- The All-India President who guides and supervises the activities of the organisations in all the states of India.
- The All-India President is assisted by the All-India Coordinators of Spiritual, Educational and Service wing and also Zonal coordinators for Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern regions of India.
- Every state has its own State President who appoints District Coordinators for every district of the particular state. The State President is also assisted by the State-level Mahila (women) Coordinators for each wing i.e., Spiritual, Educational and Service.
- The District Coordinator of every district, in turn, selects the Convenors of every Sai Samithi (centre). Every Samithi has its own Spiritual, Educational and Service coordinator selected by the Convenor.
Regions: For the purpose of the administration, the Overseas Organisation is structured into regions in the following manner:
- Every region has one or more Central Coordinators who are appointed by the Overseas chairman of International Sai Organisation. The Central Coordinators disseminate policies, directives and messages received from the Prasanthi Council.
- Every country which has ten or more Sai Centres has a Central Council, and a Coordinating Committee is in place in every country where there are less than ten but more than three Sai Centres.
- The Central Council or the Coordinating Committee, as the case may be, selects the heads of every Sai Centre.
- A minimum of nine members is required for the formation of a Sai Centre.