Minutes of Meeting of Core Committee of TSEWA Held at 0900 hrs on 21 Nov 2018 at 143, Vayupuri, Secunderabad
The following attended the meeting: –
- Brig CS Vidyasagar (Retd) President in Chair
- Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Retd) Vice President
- Col Dr GB Sethi (Retd) General Secretary
- Lt Col G Parvathesam (Retd) Treasurer
- Col MJ Ganapathy (Retd)
- Gp Capt CRR Sastry (Retd)
- Cdr Chandra Shekhar (Retd)
- Col N Sitaramaiah (Retd)
- Maj Bikshapathy (Retd)
- Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary Special Invitee
The President welcomed all members to the weekly Core Committee meeting and thanked them for sparing their time to be present. He hoped the points they put forward will help TSEWA to move in the correct direction. He then requested General Secretary to commence the proceedings.
Points from General Secretary
Financial Assistance Received from People for People: He informed Smt Nirupama Sibal of People for People from Dubai sent a sum of Rs 1 lakh to TSEWA for providing financial assistance to the needy. The Core Committee thanked the office bearers and members of People for People for their generosity. The General Secretary assured that this money will be utilized to help those who are in dire straits.
Cases Not Yet Filed in AFTs: The General Secretary informed that AFT Delhi is also not entertaining Class Action suits. Our advocates in Delhi have also not filed many cases which are sent to them since Jan 2018. Therefore there is a need to file 7 cases lying with us in various regional AFTs. It was informed that we have 302 petitioners of 7 legal cases like AFT – 1C, HNS – 3, BB – 5 etc. The modality of identifying the advocates in regional AFTs need to be fine tuned so that there is least delay in filing the cases.
At this stage Col N Sitaramaiah suggested that regional AFTs at Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai and Jaipur be given to Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary for filing. Filing of legal cases in other regional AFTs i.e. AFT Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kolkata and Guwahait be entrusted to Gp Capt CRR Sastry.
The President suggested that Lt Col N Ravi Choudhary and Gp Capt CRR Sastry need to go to these places, meet the advocate selected, discuss the legal cases, finalise the terms and conditions and hand over the legal documents. We have identified suitable advocates in 7 out of 8 regional AFTs. This way we will be able to file all the 7 legal cases lying with HQ TSEWA at the earliest.
Points from Treasurer
Lt Col G Parvathesam (Retd), Treasurer informed that Shri P Sashidhar Reddy, our Chartered Accountant has already submitted an on – line request for an appointment with Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions) for Section 80(G) relief to donors to TSEWA. As soon as the appointment is fixed, he will inform us well in advance.
Points from Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Retd)
He informed that Brig Kartar Singh (Retd), President, NCESMO has already sent the agenda points to the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri. It is also learnt that the meeting of NCESMO with the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri is fixed on 27 Nov 2018. Brig Kartar Singh (Retd) also informed all the member associations of NCESMO to be present for in-house meeting in the office of IESL at 9 Nyaya Marg, New Delhi at 1100 hrs on 27 Nov 2018.
Points from Cdr Chandra Shekhar (Retd)
Cdr Chandra Shekhar (Retd) informed that he will be in UP for about three weeks. He plans to stay in Lucknow for some time. He can hand over the legal cases of petitioners which can be filed in AFT Lucknow.
Immediately President rang up our advocate in AFT Lucknow and informed him that Cdr Chandra Shekhar will hand over the legal documents of petitioners who hail from UP and Uttarakhand.
Points from President
Visit to Jaipur, Gurgaon and New Delhi: He informed that Cmde Sudheer Parakala (Retd), Vice President and he will be going to meet our advocate in AFT Jaipur on 25 Nov 2018. Thereafter they will move to New Delhi and then to Gurgaon to meet our two advocates in AFT Delhi with. Brig SKS Rana, VSM (Retd) to impress upon them the urgency to file the legal cases sent to them. Then they will attend the in-house meeting of NCESMO in the office of IESL in New Delhi and thereafter attend the meeting with Hon’ble Raksha Mantri.
He informed that 7 out of 10 agenda points are from TSEWA.
Life Certificate for Renewal of Pension in Nov 2018: The President informed that all fauji pensioners are required to submit life certificate to their banks. A form is required to be filled and handed over to the clerk who is dealing with pensions in their pension paying bank. The details are sent through Jeevan Praman app. Once the Aadhar Central Data base at Bengaluru confirms authenticity of finger prints of pensioner the receipt with photo of pensioner is generated for submission of life certificate. All pensioners are required to take their (a) bank pass book (b) copy of Aadhar Card and (c) Mobile when they go to submit life certificate. An OTP (one-time password) is generated and once it is received in the mobile, the same is entered in the software and receipt is generated. It takes just five minutes to get the receipt. It is advisable to go in the evenings between 1500 hrs to 1630 hrs when there is not much rush.
There being no other points, the President declared the meeting as closed.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)