w06 2/16 pp 26-30 has an article entitled "Walking in the Path of Increasing Light". Par 11 states:
The year 1992 saw still another refinement, one that is comparable to what happened after the Israelites and others returned from exile in Babylon. Back at that time, there were not a sufficient number of Levites to care for temple service. So non-Israelite Nethinim were given more to do in helping the Levites. Accordingly, to assist the faithful and discreet slave class in caring for its increasing earthly interests, in 1992 some of the “other sheep” received added service responsibilities. They were appointed as helpers to the Governing Body committees.—John 10:16.
Notice the scripture used? They only ever use this scripture to refer to the "other sheep", not the anointed FDS. The 1992 article talks about the "Given Ones", the Nethinim used to assist the Levites. Notice this quote (w92 4/15 12-17 par 17): "Of course, the Nethinim did not become the equals of the priests and the Levites. The latter groups were Israelites, who were chosen by Jehovah himself and not to be supplanted by non-Israelites."
So, the "helpers to the Governing Body committees" are "appointed" (meaning assigned). They are non-Israelites (or in JW lingo, non-spiritual Israelites, thus not anointed). They were not equal to the Levites, and thus are not equal to the anointed (er, Governing Body).
Does anyone else see a massive problem here with the JWs own published theology? I think David Splane also came from this group, but don't recall offhand.
Incidentally, the secular source for the Nethinim, the Dictionary of the Bible,that they quote from in the 1992 article further says that in later times, the Nethinim and the Levites were eventually were equals, something the 1992 article denies, as stated above. From the Dictionary of the Bible: "It is not known at what date the practice arose in Israel; but there seem to have been three stages in the history of Temple servants: (1) They were slaves in the strict sense; (2) they were admitted to IsraeUte privileges, being circumcised, and treated as free men holding an official position of the Church; (3) they rose in standing and prestige so as to become practically equivalent to the Levites."