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Deferment of Agitation of IRIA for three months
Septemper 03, 2016
All the State Chapter Presidents, Secretaries and Central Council Members of IRIA
Dear Members,
At the outset, we thank each and every member of IRIA for showing unity, solidarity and strength shown during the agitation to force the authorities to consider our demands in stipulated period of two to three months.
To take a firm decision regarding future course of our agitation, we had sent you letter dated 31st August, 2016 received from Health Ministry to give your valuable opinion on this letter and whether this is adequate to defer the agitation or should we continue agitation till the Health Ministry gives us more assurance regarding amendments and modifications of Rules in the Act as suggest by IRIA.
The 18 state chapters namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh state chapters of IRIA have opined that this much assurance from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India is sufficient to defer the agitation for two to three months and wait for further meetings with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and next Central Supervisory Board meeting and its outcome on amendments to the PC & PNDT Act. If there is not any positive response in that meeting, then IRIA should continue the agitation till its logical end.
The 5 state chapters namely Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Uttarakhand have opined to continue the agitation.
The Kerala state chapter has opined that they will go by the decision of IRIA HQ.
There is no specific reply from West Bengal state chapter and as per information received agitation was not observed in West Bengal state chapter.
Keeping in view the majority of state chapters, Central Council Members and discussion amongst IRIA Central Office Bearers, it has been decided to defer the strike for three months from 3rd September, 2016 and we will keep pursuing the issues by meeting with the officials of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to get the amendments done/rules changed as per their assurance in a stipulated period of two to three months. If there is no positive development from the Central Supervisory Board and Health Ministry, we shall continue our agitation. We will also put this matter in November Central Council Meeting for further propagation of the cause.
We must continue our united endeavor to achieve our target and we hope that this unity will lead to the changes in PC & PNDT Act itself as we continue to put pressure on both houses of Parliament.
Kindly disseminate this information to all the members of your state chapter.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
Dr. O.P. Bansal        Dr. Pramod Lonikar      Dr. Jignesh Thakker                 Dr. Bhupendra Ahuja
President                  Secretary General           National Coordinator PNDT        President Elect

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