2014 CC meeting was held on 27th December at Ahmedabad.
Major decisions taken
IMA Central Council Decisions (27th December 2014)
1) Directions are being given to hospitals and doctors not to appoint Ayush Doctors as RMO/Assistant. Strong action should be taken against those violating the directions.
2) Hon’ble Supreme Court has said in one of the judgments that although it is unethical for doctors to resort to strike but the Supreme Court cannot put a stay to any such strike. IMA central council resolved that though strike is a right but should be the last resort.
3) IMA has asked for defined protocols for medical professionals for organizing medical and surgical camps. IMA is against any unrealistic targets given to government doctors.
4) IMA condemned cut commissions and corrupt practices any of the IMA member. IMA will not support any member indulge in corrupt practices. IMA will ask all its members hospitals to display declaration Code of Ethics for Health Care Providers at the Reception of their hospitals.
7) IMA will come out with a White paper on “When not to use Antibiotics”.
8) IMA will come out with a White paper on “What is not unethical in terms of Doctor – Industry Relationship”.
9) IMA wants Consumer Protection Act should be amended/ empowering councils to award compensation/ establishing to separate Medical Tribunal for such cases.
10) IMA wants a cap on the compensation awarded in medical negligence. Even in a plane crash a cap is there. Also IMA want the awarding formula not to be based on the income of a person. If that so the poor will not get the same treatment as the rich will get.
Constitution of IMA ( Page 48)
anagement of the Association
18. The general control, management and direction of the policy and affairs of the Association shall be vested in a body styled as the "Central Council".
Composition of the Central Council:
19. The Central Council shall be composed of the following members of the Association:
(A) Ex-Officio Members (All Office Bearers shall be considered as Ex-Officio Members)
(i) The National President of the Association
(ii) The Past National Presidents
(iii) Four Vice Presidents
(iv) The Honorary Secretary General
(v) Six Honorary Join Secretaries
(vi) Two Honorary Assistant Secretaries
(vii) The Honorary Finance Secretary
(viia) Two Honorary Join Finance Secretaries
(viii) The Editor of the Journal
(ix) Two Associate Editors of the Journal
(x) The Honorary Secretary of the Journal
(xi) The Honorary Secretary of each State or Territorial Branch or in the absence one of the other Secretaries
(xii) Such members of the Working Committee who are not members of the Central Council
(xiii) The Editor of 'Your Health'
(xiv) The Editor 'Apka Swasthya'
(xv) National President, Elect
(xvi) Four Vice-Presidents-Elect
(xvii) Past Honorary Secretaries General
(xviii) Dean, IMA College of General Practitioners
(xix) Honorary Secretary of the IMA College of General Practitioners
(xx) Three Hony. Joint Secretaries of the IMA College of General Practitioners
(xxi) Chairman, IMA Academy of Medical Specialties
(xxii) Vice-Chairman, IMA Academy of Medical Specialties
(xxiii) Three Honorary Joint Secretaries, IMA Academy of Medical Specialties
(xxv) Hony. Secretary 'Your Health'
(xxvi) Hony. Secretary 'Apka Swasthya'
(xxvii) Hony. Assistant Secretary, JIMA
*(xxviii) Hony. Director, IMA AKN Sinha Institute
*(xxix) Hony. Executive Secretary, IMA AKN Sinha Institute
*(xxx) Chairman, IMA NSSS
*(xxxi) Hony. Secretary, IMA NSSS
Note - 1: The inclusion of the above 4 post (*) in the composition of Central Council and Central Working Committee of IMA mentioned at S. Nos. xxviii, xxix, xxx and xxxi was proposed and approved at the 187th meeting of the Central Working Committee of IMA held at Srinagar on 26-27 May, 2001, confirmed at its 188th meeting held at Mahabaleshwar on 25-26 May, 2002 and ratified by the Central Council at its 63rd Annual Meeting held at Thiruvananthapuram on 19-20 July 2002.
(B) Representatives of Local Branches:
i. The total number of members of the Local Branches on whose behalf HFC has been received in full by 31st March shall form the basis of determining the representation of Local Branches on the Central Council.
ii. Branch representatives from the Local Branches and from Director Members shall be in the following scales : 20-100 Members One representative. After 100 Members-one additional representative for every 100 members or part thereof.
iii. The representative of the local branches to the Central Council should be Life Member (s) and to be elected for two years.*1
iv. In determining the representation of local branches on the Central Council, the strength of a Local branch shall be determined each year on the member of its members on the Register of Membership of that Branch at the Headquarters on behalf of whom HFC has been received in full at the Headquarters by 31st March. Complete list of Membership as on 31st March shall be sent by each Local Branch so as to reach the Headquarters through the State or Territorial Branch concerned by the 30th April.
v. Since the representation of the local branch in the central council depends on the strength of the local branch, which is to be determined each year, if the said strength undergoes a change before expiry of term of two years affecting the representation in the Central Council, in that event, the local branch will be bound to take appropriate action. *2
vi. The Local Branches shall also elect an equal number of alternate representatives who shall be entitled to be sent as substitute in place of a regular representatives, as and when occasion arise at the discretion of the President of the Local Branch in which case the President of the Local Branch shall intimate the Headquarters office in advance the name of the alternate member at least two weeks before the meeting and the agenda of the meeting received by the regular representative shall be passed on to such alternate representative.
*1 & *2 Amendment approved at the 197th meeting of the Central Working Committee of IMA held at Bodh Gaya on 14-15 April, 2007 and confirmed at its 198th Central Working Committee meeting held at Bangalore on 13-14 October, 2007 and duly ratified by the Central Council at its 68th annual meeting held at Nagpur on 27-29 December, 2007.
19-C Representative from members belonging to service such as armed forces or civil medical services and from special organizations may be included in the Central Council in such manner and on such conditions as provided in the Bye-laws from time to time.
19-D All members (including Ex-officio members) who attend the Annual Meeting of the Central Council shall pay to the Headquarters Rs 20/- per annum.
Term of Office of Central Council:
20-A The Central Council shall be a continuous body. Additions/alteration in the list of members of the Central Council maintained at the Headquarters shall be effected each year on or before 30th April. For this purpose, the Local Branches shall intimate the names of their newly elected regular and alternate representatives who shall be members of good standing of the local branches in that year, to the Headquarters by 31st March at the latest.
Annual meeting of the Central Council:
20-B The Annual Meeting of the Central Council shall ordinarily be held at the time of the Annual Conference and shall finish its work before the first day of the Annual Conference.
Powers and Functions of the Central Council:
21-A The Central Council will administer the Affairs of the Association in accordance with the Memorandum, Rules and Bye-laws of the Association. The Council shall exercise such powers and do such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Association.
21-B The Central Council shall have the right to delegate all or some of its powers except those relating to change of Rules and other specified reservations to Working Committee.
21-C The Central Council shall have the right to appoint special, ad-hoc and such Committees as it may deem necessary to delegate some of its powers to such Committees.
21-D The decision of the Central Council in all matters not covered by the Rules and Bye-laws shall be final and binding.
Meeting of the Central Council:
22. Ordinarily, the Central Council will meet twice a year, However, the Central Council shall have the following four types of meetings:
(i) Annual Meeting
(ii) Ordinary Meeting
(iii) Special Meeting
(iv) Requisition Meeting
Annual Meeting of Central Council:
22-A The Annual Meeting of the Central Council shall be held at a convenient place, date and time to be decided by the Honorary Secretary General in consultation with the National President.
22-A(I)Business of the Annual meeting of the Central Council:
The business to be transacted at the Annual Meeting of the Central Council shall be taken in the following order:
i) To elect, if necessary ( in the absence of the National President and the Vice Presidents), the Chairman.
ii) Adoption of the annual report for the previous year
iii) Adoption of the audited accounts
iv) Consideration of the budget for the year
v) Amendment of Rules and/or By-laws, if any
vi) Election of 10 persons from amongst its members to serve on the 'Subject Committee' of the ensuing All India Medical Conference.
vii) Appointment of Auditors for auditing the accounts of the Headquarters Office and All Other Offices/Wings of the Association.
viii) Appointment of Legal Advisers for Headquarters Office and Journal Office
ix) Resolutions brought forward by the Working Committee
x) Resolutions brought forward by the State or Territorial Branches
xi) Resolutions brought forward by the Local Branches
xii) Resolutions brought forward by individual members of the Associations
xiii) Selection of venue of the All India Medical Conference to be held in the ensuing year
xiv) Any other business with the permission of the President/Chairperson
xv) Address by the Incoming President
22-A(II) General Rules about the Annual Meeting of Central Council:
(i) Except with the special permission of the Chairman, no resolution shall be placed before an Annual Meeting of the Central Council that has not been previously given notice of and duly circulated with the agenda of the meeting.
(ii) Resolutions sponsored by individual members and local branches shall reach Honorary Secretary General through the Local and/or State/Territorial Branches, if any. Individual members and Local Branches, however, shall have the right to send any resolution direct to the Honorary Secretary General of the Association, provided a copy has also been previously submitted to the local and/or State or Territorial Branches.
(iii) Notice of resolution to be moved at the Annual Meeting of the Central Council shall reach the Honorary Secretary General of the Association at least six weeks before the meeting.
Ordinary Meeting of Central Council:
22-B Ordinary meeting of the Central Council shall be held subsequent to the Annual meeting of the Central Council for purpose of confirmation of the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Centraln Council and such other business as brought before it.
Special Meeting of Central Council:
22-C The Working Committee shall have the right to request the Honorary Secretary General to convene a Special Meeting of the Central Council, whenever necessary.
Requisitions Meeting of the Central Council:
22-D A Requisition Meeting of the Central Council shall be held within six weeks on receipt of a requisition signed by at least 50 members of the Council stating the business for which the meeting is required. The time, date and place of such meeting shall be fixed by the Honorary Secretary General in consultation with the National President.
Notice of the Meeting of the Central Council:
23. At least eight weeks notice of the meeting of the Central Council shall be given to all members stating the place, the date and hour of the meeting. The agenda of the business to be transacted there at will be sent along with the notice. The Annual Report, accounts (Audited or unaudited) and Budget with all relevant papers shall be posted by Book Post/Under Certificate of Posting preferably four weeks before the date of the meeting. In emergencies, a shorter notice shall be allowed at the discretion of the Honorary Secretary General in consultation with the National President, but in no case it shall be less than 10 days. A notice may be served on a member either personally or by post under certificate of posting.
Quorum for the Meetings of the Central Council:
24-A The quorum for all meetings of the Central Council other than the Requisition Meeting shall be 25, of which at least 15 shall be other than the office-bearers of the Association. The quorum of Requisition meeting shall be 75.
24-B If a meeting of the Central Council is adjourned for want of quorum, the Council shall meet at the same place on the same day half an hour afterwards or as announced by the National President/Chairman and transact only the business on the agenda of the adjourned meeting. This shall not apply in the case of a Requisition Meeting which shall be declared annulled if there is no quorum.