Dist IMA elections postponed
Amritsar, January 9
The combat to take over the reins of the Amritsar chapter of the Indian Medical Faculty received murkier this 12 months as the 2 reverse teams contested one another over the difficulty of a candidature for the publish of vice-president.
Excessive drama prevailed on the IMA corridor right here which pressured the election committee to postpone the elections until additional orders on Sunday night. Officers of the IMA said that the following date of the elections can be introduced within the subsequent few days.
Senior members of the IMA said that the eligibility criterion for contesting the elections for the five-member physique states that the candidates ought to have a membership of not lower than 5 years.
The eligibility criterion additional requires the candidate to have a minimal attendance of 30 per cent in the course of the IMA conferences held in the course of the earlier 12 months. Nevertheless, Dr Rajesh Kumar, one of many candidates contesting for the publish of vice-president, had zero attendance.
Dr Santokh Singh, a senior physician and election commissioner for the elections, stated, “After the candidates have filed their nominations, it’s the responsibility of the election committee to scrutinise the papers.” He stated he had by no means witnessed such a ruckus within the historical past of IMA in the course of the elections.
Insiders say the elections to the IMA Amritsar are normally a quiet affair, however this time a gaggle is making strenuous efforts to take management of the physique. Sources said that the group had even promised a 50 per cent low cost on the membership to new members only a few weeks earlier than the elections.
Dr RS Sethi, president, IMA, stated, “The three members of the contesting staff had been issued show-cause notices for not working as per the IMA ethics and guidelines.”
He stated a report of the incident was additionally despatched to the state-level functionaries of the IMA. Over 500 IMA members, together with a vice-chancellor, a Cupboard minister and an MLA had turned as much as vote, however they needed to return attributable to unlucky incidents.
New date to be introduced quickly
- Excessive drama prevailed on the IMA corridor right here which pressured the election committee to postpone the elections until additional orders
- Officers of the IMA said that the following date of the elections can be introduced within the subsequent few days