AN APPEAL TO MEMBERS OF IMA BEFORE THE ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS OF IMA BENGAL STATE BRANCH FOR THE YEAR 2013-15. 1) No democracy in functioning of IMA Bengal State Branch. 2) Irrelevant reporting and baseless allegations are placed in the meeting day after day. 3) Not a single brick is added to the IMA building. 4) West Bengal Clinical Establishment Rules, 12 - IMA Bengal State is silent , 5) IMA North West Calcutta Branch not allowed to organise the SIMACON-2012 violating Rules. 6) IMA North West Calcutta not allowed to organise Annual Conference of IMAAMS- 2012. 7) Election Commission not elected in first meeting of IMA Bengal State Council, but it was elected by showing of hands in the 63rd Annual Meeting of Bengal State Council of IMA held on 8th April,12 at IMA House, IMA Bengal State Branch. 8) Election of state working committee - Chairman declared that the election will be held by voice vote. (Proceedings of 63rd Annual Meeting of Bengal State Council of IMA held on 8th April,12 at IMA House, IMA Bengal State Branch- Page -12 ) - Nobody ever heard of such decision in history of IMA.
9) Constitution Amendment - Proposals of local branches about constitution amendments not circulated to all local branches and also not placed in state council meeting held on 8th April, 12. No special state council convened considering this agenda. 10) Annual State Council Meeting held without any Audited Account of the year 11-12. 11) Annual State Council Meeting held without any Budget estimate for the year 12-13. 12) Interference in autonomy of functioning of IMA - Dr. Santanu Sen, Hony State Secretary proposed that henceforth all IMA Branches will inform to IMA Bengal State Branch about their branch election schedule. He also proposed if any branch needs election observer for their branch election, Branch Secretary will write to Hony State Secretary , IMA Bengal State Branch will accordingly send election observer to that branch ( NO SUCH RULE IN CONSTITUTION OF IMA BENGAL STATE BRANCH. Such decision can not be taken by State Working Committee. This decision is undemocratic and direct interference of State Office in branch election and autonomy of the branch.) 13) Illegal meeting of State Working Committee - Agenda item no. 3 – Hony State Secretary said whole minute may not be confirmed before discussion by the State Working Committee Members. President asked the house to discuss about the minutes of last State Working Committee held on 14th December, How a meeting can be continued without confirmation of the proceedings of previous meeting. There is no recording of confirmation of that particular meeting also. 14) IMA Bengal Constitution - Dr Santanu Sen, Hony State Secretary made a correction of the IMA Bengal State Constitution-Page 22 b) line replace ‘each yearly’ by ‘each year of election’ and c) 4th line replace ‘every year’ by ‘every year of election’ as typographic mistake (PROCEEDINGS OF THE IST ORDINARY MEETINGS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE OF IMA BENGAL STATE COUNCIL HELD ON 10TH JUNE,12 AT HOTEL GOLDEN PARK) - SWC can not make any correction, it should be done in State Council Meeting.) Whether such activities are due to ignorance? Are these deliberately done? 15) Social Security Scheme - Revival of defaulted members by paying Rs. 250/- only as decided in the State Council Meeting. (This is gross violation of rules of Social Security Scheme. Such decision can not be approved by state council meeting till the present rule regarding revival of members is amended by the General Body of Social Security Scheme and approved by State Council). 16) West Bengal State Medical Council and IMA, Bengal State Branch -
a) No voice against nominated Council and not demanding for election of WBMC. b) Some Office bearers of IMA Bengal State Branch, even some office bearers of JIMA are satisfied being invited in meeting of WBMC, even the State President of IMA is not nominated by the State Government as member, when IMA State President is the Regular members of WBMC as under provision of WBMC Act. c) IMA leaders, who are contesting for higher posts of IMA, are proposing for actions against junior doctors when they are compelled to go for strike in govt hospitals and that order has been circulated to Govt Institutions by the Principal Secretary, Dept of Health, Govt of West Bengal. d) IMA leaders, who are contesting for higher posts of IMA, are warning medical profession for admissions of the patients suffering from Dengue in hospitals and actions against Diagnostic centre for fake reports of Dengue. (Do these matters come under the purview of the WBMC? Our leaders are supporting this action. ) e) WBMC looks on the ethical issues and the IMA leaders present in the meeting are to keep watch on the rights and dignity of the medical profession and medical education. Unfortunately our leaders are looking after the issues for a particular objective which is very painful to medical profession. f) No members in state will not oppose any comments, reports of any member of WBMC in future. Otherwise you may have the fate of Dr. Arun Singh. Is it a threat or warning to medical profession by some members of medical profession who are claiming to fight for the cause of IMA? 17. Chairman, Election Commission declaring the results of election in meeting and it is officially recorded in proceedings of State Working Committee Meeting. We deserve our leaders should be more careful for the dignity of the Association. 18. Notice of meetings is issued to close associates only, even some office bearers are not informed regularly. 19. IMA RNTCP Programme - Change of two unit coordinators and all district coordinators in the state including NWG member without reviewing , who contributed a lot in organising the IMA RNTCP Programme satisfactorily . Why some branches are not allotted any programme?
20. IMA silent – no activity to protest common entrance test .Even state IMA has no activity when the members in Govt service had a lot of pain in delay of admission in PG Courses. 21. The charge of the office of IMA Bengal was handed over to present committee on demand of the present office bearer on 15th January, 12 after declaration of the results. Why state conference of IMA is scheduled on February, 22 & 23 February, 13 at Durgapur? Are present office bearers are confident of the results or confident of wining by any means? Is election commission acting properly maintaining confidentiality and acting impartially? As our previous experience the date of conference should be finalized by the incoming office bearers and present committee has no right to take decision in this matter. 22. Constitution changed for democracy of few larger branches in the sacrifice of rights and privileges of smaller branches. 23. We are fortunate enough to receive a publication of a political party (2nd year, No. – 29, published on 14th September, 2012) in the State Council Meeting of IMA Bengal State Branch at Serampur. Some members of WBMC are also happy to receive it in the meeting of WBMC. Is this restoration of democracy by erasing political interference in functioning of IMA and WBMC? JOY HO! 24. Elect members in the post of office bearers who can devote time for benefit of the members and cause of medical profession rising above the groups, politics and vested interest. How many post a member can officiate even devoting his full strength and vigor ? 25. WITHIN ONE YEAR, THE PRESENT OFFICE BEARERS ARE DEVIDED IN TWO GROUPS AND CONTESTING IN THIS ELECTION. ARE THEY CAPABLE TO RUN THE SHOW OF OUR BELOVED ORGANISATION OR THEY WILL REMAIN BUSY IN FGHTING FOR CRAVING OF POWERS? YOU ARE TO TAKE THIS VITAL DECISION FOR THE CAUSE OF IMA AND MEDICAL PROFESSION. 26. LAST YEAR WE HAVE NOTICED EXERCISE OF POWER, POLITICS, THREAT OF NON MEDICAL PERSONS IN IMA ELECTION, EVEN SOME LOCAL BRANCH SECRETARIES WERE COMPELLED TO RESIGN FROM THE POST OF HONY SECRETARY . CANDIDATES CONTESTING WERE PRESENT OUTSIDE THE VENUE TO PRESSURISE THE MEMBERS, EVEN THEY WERE PRESENT IN THE MEETING OF ELECTION IN SOME BRANCHES FORCEFULLY.
FRIENDS, CAST VOTE ON THE BASIS OF YOUR EXPERINCE OF FUNCTIONING OF IMA. ONLY TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS, NOT TO BE AFRAID OF ANY FORCE.
ASUN SABAI PARIBARTANER ABHIGATAY PARITRAN ANI, RAKSHYA KARI AMADER SABAR PRIYA IMA KE SELECT CANDIDATES YOURSELVES, NOT BY THE LEADER OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY, SELECT CANDIDATES SERVING ASSOCIATIONS AT STATE LEVEL FOR LONGER TIMES THINK SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE CASTING VOTES WHO HAVE NO EXPERIENCE OF SERVING ASSOCIATIONS EVEN AT TOP POST OF BRANCH LEVEL BEWARE OF CANDIDATES FIGHTING AMONGST THEMSELVES
SUPPORT AND CAST VOTE IN FAVOUR OF State President : Vice-presidents :
State Secretary : Joint Secretary :
Dr SWAPAN NAG
Dr SIBADUTTAN CHAUDHURI Dr RADHA BALLAV PAL Dr. ASOKE MUKHERJEE Dr. MANABBRATA MAZUMDER
(TOLLYGUNG) (SOUTH HOWRAH) (SILIGURI) (RAMPURHAT)
Dr. GOPAL DAS Dr. BHARATI MAITRA Dr. RASHMONI SAHA KHABIR Dr. SURUPA DAS GUPTA
Asst Secretary :
Dr. FUAD HALIM Dr. PABITRA GOSWAMI Dr. AMIT SHANKAR JANA
Treasurer : Asst Treasurer
Dr. NILADRA SAHA Dr. SUKANTA CHAKRABORTY
(ALAMBAZAR) (TANGRA-TOPSIA-DHAPA) (GARDEN REACH) (KIDDERPUR) (KOLKATA MINTO PARK) (R.G.KAR) (SOUTH EAST KOLKATA) (AMTALA) (KOLKATA SUBURBAN )