According to the letter, some leaders were sending proposals for appointments directly to Sonia Gandhi without consulting the PCC presidents and that too without routing it through the General Secretary.
"The criteria to be adopted while recommending the names for appointments in the AICC Departments at various levels were specifically indicated. It was mentioned clearly that the proposals for appointments at the AICC and PCC level should be sent only after consulting the concerned PCC Presidents. It is also mentioned that all proposals to be put up to the Hon'ble Congress President should be routed through the AICC General Secretary (Org)," the letter said.
According to Venugpal's letter, this is needed in order to bring about, "Uniformity in the designations of the party office bearers in the departments".