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Petition filed for violation of government schemes National Health Mission including the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Mamoni Scheme and Mamta Scheme) and National Food Security, 2013

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Date : 16/07/2016

Case title: Pranita Kalita Vs. Union of India & 13 Others; WP(C) No. 7910/16; and Pranita Kalita Vs. Sri SS Meenakshi Sundaram, Director, Directorate of Social Welfare; Contempt Petition(C) No. 224/2017 Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The writ petition WP(C) No. 7910/16 was filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India in the wake of petitioner’s violation of government schemes (National Health Mission including the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Mamoni Scheme and Mamta Scheme) and National Food Security, 2013. The petitioner also seeks compensation and due entitlements for the same. That the petitioner belongs to an economically deprived class and her husband owns a small betel nut shop. The petitioner was pregnant and was in her final trimester. On 21st September 2016 when she started getting labor pain, her husband called for an ambulance, the call was not received and they had to hire an auto the hospital. The non-availability of transportation is in clear violation of Janani Scheme. The petitioner has not received any cash assistance due to her under Mamoni scheme, neither has she received the Mamta kit, to which she is entitled to under the Mamta scheme. The petitioner has also not received Rs. 6000 under IGSMY scheme as nutritional support and nutritional support due to her under Section 4(a) of the NFSA.

The above case is pending but in the interim, an order was passed to pay Rs. 3000 to the petitioner under the IGMSY within one week of receipt of order. Representation was filed but still, no payment was made to the petitioner. Thereby a contempt petition was filed subsequent to which, the petitioner finally was paid Rs. 3000 as per the order.

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