MINUTES OF CORE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT 0900 HRS ON 08 AUG 2018 AT 143 VAYUPURI, SECUNDERABAD
The following members were present.
- Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd) – President
- Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Rtd) – Vice President
- Lt Col G Parvathesam (Rtd) – Treasurer
- Col MK Veeramani (Rtd) – President, Charity Division
- Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary (Rtd) – Legal Adviser
- Col MJ Ganapathy (Rtd) – Member
- Lt Col VS Ramana Reddy (Rtd) – Member
President welcomed all and thanked them for coming for this meeting.
Points from General Secretary
19 Aug Confederation meeting: Secretary informed that Col TN Raman, convenor for Confederation of ESM Associations, has confirmed that no ESM organization with political affiliation is being invited for the Confederation meeting on 19 Aug 2018. Therefore, the meeting will take place as planned. He also said that Col TN Raman had sent an e mail to a few individual officers and also to some ESM organizations to attend the 19 Aug meeting. It is not known how many out of that list will come for the meeting.
Col MK Veeramani said that since he has to arrange for the accommodation, he needed details of all the out station officers at the earliest, but not later than 10 Aug. Cmde Sudheer Parakala spoke to Col Raman on the phone and asked him to speak to all and give the confirmation to Col MK Veeramani. He was asked to inform Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd), Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Rtd) & General Secretary Col (Dr ) GB Sethi also about this. Col TN Raman assured that he would do the needful. Col MK Veeramani said that for officers he will book the accommodation at MCEME Officers Mess, or at Oasis. For JCOs / OR, he said that he will arrange at AWHO Sector C Guest House, or at No 1 EME Centre JCOs mess
If the total number of members attending is about 15, then the meeting could be held at 143 Vayupuri. However if it was more, Col MK Veeramani would arrange for the the meeting to be held at Ratna Sudha Sadan Hall at AWHO Sector C, Sikh Village, Secunderabad, in which case arrangements for chairs, tables, refreshments including a simple vegetarian lunch would also have to be made. Col M K Veeramani kindly agreed to take on the responsibility.
General Secretary was asked to arrange for folders, agenda Points, a copy of approach paper of Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Rtd), one Copy of TSEWA Brochure, etc to all the members who will be attending the meeting.
Lt Col Parvathesam would be in charge of the registration and get all required information from them in our Visitors book. Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary was asked to arrange for the dinner at RSI, Secunderabad on 19 Aug.
Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary (Rtd) was asked to prepare a draft Resolution/ MOU to be discussed on 19 Aug A/N meeting in consultation with Gp Capt CRR Sastry (Rtd).
Action to be taken by Col Veeramani, General Secretary, Lt Col Ravi Choudhary, Gp Capt Sastry, President, Treasurer, Cmde Sudheer Parakala & all concerned.
Progress on Legal Cases: General Secretary informed that Brig SKS Rana VSM, has sent the present position of all the Legal Cases. On arrival of Gp Capt CRR Sastry (Rtd), this will be co-related with our state and further action if any will be taken.
Action to be taken by Gp Capt CRR Sastry, General Secretary, Treasurer, President.
General Secretary informed that due to the sincere effort of Wg Cdr AB Bhushan (Rtd) and others, Sgt Lawrence got nearly Rs 3 lakhs as reimbursement of the expenses incurred by him for his medical treatment. All present thanked Wg Cdr AB Bhushan (Rtd) and others for their action.
General Secretary informed that MD ECHS has replied to the letter sent by our President, regarding the 64 Kb new Smart ECHS card, giving some justification for its requirement.
Points from Col MK Veeramani, President Charity Division
Col MK Veeramani informed that Col Nagesh Gupta of US has sent an email, that the name “Madhuri Sewa Fund” has not been mentioned in the minutes of our meetings when a donation was made from that fund. This point was discussed between him and the treasurer. It was brought out that since we are going to apply for exemption under 80G, (50% exemption in Income Tax on donations), we may not get exemption under 80G if it was shown that the donations were directly from Madhuri Sewa Fund and not TSEWA. Col MK Veeramani and the treasurer both that in the noting sheets as well as the financial records, it is clearly indicated that the donations are from the funds donated by Col Nagesh Gupta on behalf of the Madhuri Sewa Fund. A total of Rs 4 lakhs has so far been donated by him, Rs 3 lakhs last year and another Rs 1 lakh in this financial year. Col MK Veeramani said that consolidated details of all the charity done by TSEWA from Madhuri Sewa Fund will be put up in our Blog for the information of all.
President suggested that all copies of the Noting Sheets, the details given in our Blog and also extract of the details given about Madhuri Sewa Fund should be sent to Col Nagesh Gupta (Rtd).
Col Veeramani gave the summary of the donations given by Col Nagesh Gupta, and other donors, and also the actual amount spent from Madhuri Sewa Fund and other donations under different heads.During the FY 2017-18 Col Nagesh Gupta gave Rs 3 lakhs. Out of that Rs 2,66,855/- have been spent during the last FY.
During the FY 2017-18, from donations from others, a sum of Rs 3,47,059/- was given as Charity for other purposes.
During the FY 2017-18, from donations from others, Rs 1,22,194/- was spent as donations towards medical expenses of beneficiaries.
During FY 2018-19, Col Nagesh Gupta donated Rs 1 Lakh. Out of the balance left out of last year’s donation and this year’s Rs 1 lakh, donation, we have spent Rs 92,000/- for educational purposes.
During FY 2018-19, from donations from others Rs 1,88,500/- was spent for financial assistance and Rs 1,15,000/- spent on assistance for medical expenses.
Action to be taken by Col Veeramani, Treasurer.
Points from the President
President gave a detailed presentation with examples that the OROP given to us w.e.f. Jul 2014 is only a one time increase in pension and not actual OROP. With statistics he proved the difference between correct OROP and the one time increase in pension given by the Government. The Govt of India is saving crores by not giving OROP.
President requested that all of us should meet on 13 Aug to finalise the details of 19 Aug meeting. By that time it will be known as to how many members will attend. All administrative arrangements can be done after that.
There being no other point President thanked all and the meeting ended.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)