No.5/236-NRHM-08/12547-567 dated 27/11/2008
Mission Director (NRHM)
All the Civil Surgeon,
Subject:- Reconstitution of District Health & Family Welfare Society, Haryana.
Reference this office letter No. 3/7-EC-IV-2003/1020-38 dated 24/9/03 vide which Memorandum and Constitution of Distt. Health & Family Welfare Societies was sent to you for registration.
As envisaged under NRHM, to support the Distt. Health Mission, and integrated Distt. Health & Family Welfare Society is now reconstituted. The Distt. Health Society shall be responsible for Planning & Managing all Health & Family Welfare Programmes in the district both in rural as well as in urban area. The society shall ensure Inter-Sectoral Convergence, an integrated planning should be a specific task for the Governing Body.
A copy of the Revised Memorandum & Re-constitution of Governing & Executive Body of Distt. Health & Family Welfare Society is enclosed for necessary action at your end.
Deputy Director (NRHM)
Endst No. 5/236-NRHM-08/12568-587 dated 27/11/2008
Deputy Director (NRHM)
Endst No. 5/236-NRHM-08/12588-600 dated 27/11/2008
1. PS/ FCHM for information of Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary, Govt. Haryana, Health, Medical Education & Ayurveda.
2. PA/ DGHS for information of Director General Health Services,
3. All Programme Officer of the directorate.
Re-Constitution of District Health & Family Welfare Society, Haryana.
The National Rural Health Mission emphasize to provide effective health care to the rural population, especially the disadvantaged groups including women and children, by improving access, enabling community ownership and demand for services, strengthening public health systems for efficient service delivery, enhancing equity and accountability and promoting decentralization.
As envisaged under NRHM Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India that the State level Mission would function under the over all guidance of the State Health Mission headed by the Chief Minister of the state. The function under the Mission would be carried out through the State Health & Family Welfare Society.
Accordingly, the State Govt. had constituted the General Body of State Health Mission under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister Haryana vide notification dated 27/06/05. The functions under the Mission would be carried out through the State Health Society, Haryana, Panchkula.
On the lines of the State Health Mission, every district will have a ‘District Health Mission’ headed by the Chairperson, Zila Parishad. It will have the District Collector as the Co-Chair and Chief Medical Officer as the Member Secretary. The District Health Mission has already been notified vide Govt. Notification dates 10/02/2006(Flag ‘A’).
It is therefore proposed that the District Health & Family Welfare Society, of NRHM may also be re-constituted. The Society shall comprise of Governing Body & Executive Committee.
To support the District Health Mission, an integrated District Health Society (DHS) and all the existing societies as vertical support structures for different national and state health programmes will be merged in the DHS. The DHS will be responsible for planning and managing all health and family welfare programmes in the district, both in the rural as well as urban areas. There are two important implications of this requirement. Firstly, DHS’s planning will have to take note of both treasury and non-treasury sources of funds, even though it may not be handling all sources directly. Secondly, its geographical jurisdiction will be greater than those of the Zilla Parishad and /or Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the district.
Ensuring Inter-sectoral convergence and integrated planning should be a specific task for the Governing Body of the DHS. However, the DHS is not meant to take over the executive functions of the ZP / ULBs and/or the district health administration. On the contrary, DHS is meant to provide the platform where the three arms of governance – ZP, ULBs and district health administration and district programme managers of NRHM sectors get together to decide on health issues of the district and delineate their mutual roles and responsibilities.
The DHS may also be viewed as an addition to the district administration’s capacity, particularly for planning, budgeting and budget analysis, development of operational policy proposals, and financial management etc. Because it is a legal entity, the DHS can set up its own office which has adequate contingent of staff and experts and can evolve its own rules and procedures for hiring the staff and experts both from the open market as well as on deputation from the Government.
A. Governing Body of District Health & Family Welfare Society
Constituion & Members
1. Chairperson- Deputy Commissioner
2. Member Secretary- Civil Surgeon
The Society shall assist District Health Administration in the implementation of various health programmes and projects in the district with special emphasis on priority sectors like Reproductive and Child Health, implementation of health programmes and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the district, Population Control, Control of Malaria. TB & Leprosy and Prevention of Blindness and Malnutrition etc.
5. Frequency of Meeting:
The meeting of Governing Body of District Health & Family Welfare Society,_________ will be held every 3 months & earlier, if necessary.
6. Term of Members
Ex-officio members shall be permanent members of the society. The term of other members will be for 2 years.
7. Ordinary Business of the Governing Body
Scope of Functions
To achieve the above objectives, the Society shall direct its resources towards performance of the following key tasks: -
Powers & Functions of Governing Body
The Governing Body of the SOCIETY shall be the highest decision making body of the Society. It shall have the following powers and functions:
B. Executive Committee of District Health Society
The Executive Committee would ensure execution of integrated NRHM District Action Plan, follow up action on decision of State/District Health Mission.
1. Chairperson- Civil Surgeon
2. Member Secretary- Dy. Civil Surgeon, NRHM/ RCH Officer
4. Frequency of Meeting:
The meeting of Executive Committee of State Health Society, Haryana will be held every month & earlier, if necessary.
5. Term of Members
The term of official members will be the time they hold the office by virtue of which they are members. The term of other members will be for 2 years
6. Ordinary Business of the Executive Body
Powers & Functions of Executive Body
The Executive Committee of the Society shall have the following powers and functions for appropriate working of the Society:
Project Director, RCH