It is the major moderators in consultation with the council that make the major decisions. Each Secular Institutes has its Constitutions that determine the Institute’s form of government, way of life, spirituality and financial administration.
There are 135 Secular Institutes approved by the Church with more than 60,000 members. The World Conference of Secular Institutes with its head office in Rome co-ordinates Secular Institutes at the international level. Members all over the world meet once in four years. Secular Institutes at the national and continental level meet more often.
In the Institute of the maids of the poor, the following members hold the office of administration till the year 2012.
Directress General Ms. Lily Fernandes
Ms. Alice Joseph (Vice D.G., 1st Councillor) Ms. Isabella Pinto (2nd Councillor) Ms. Chinnamma Scaria (3rd Councillor) Ms. Lissy A.K. (4th Councillor) Ms. Meskel Kelta (5th Councillor)
General Secretary Ms. Leena Rodrigues
Finacial Administrator Ms. Muriel Veigas
Unit Co-ordinators Ethiopian UNIT Co-ordinator Ms. Almaz Leza
Unit Councillors Ms. Ms. Ms.
Unit Secretary Ms.
Unit Treasurer Ms.
Delegations 1) North Delegation Delegate in Charge: Ms. Marykutty Varghese Consulters: Ms. Terry D" Souza & Ms Rosy Patras
2) South Delegation
Delegate in Charge: Ms. Violet D'Souza
Consulters:Ms. Laisamma Thomas & Ms. Emiliya Miranda 3) Italian Delegation Delegate in Charge: Ms. Lidia Montis Consulters: 4) Anand Bhawan Team Animator: Ms. Rina Singh