Minutes of Weekly Meeting of the Core Committee of TSEWA at 0915 hrs on 26 June 2019 at 143, Vayupuri, Secunderabad- 500 094
The following attended:
- Brig CS Vidyasagar President in Chair
- Col Dr GB Sethi General Secretary
- Lt Col G Parvathesam Treasurer
- Gp Capt CRR Sastry Joint Secretary
- Lt Col VS Ramana Reddy Member
- Lt Col Ravi Chowdary in Attendance
The President welcomed all present and thanked them for their efforts to attend the meeting. He requested the EC and Core Committee members to spare a few hours on Wednesday to attend this meeting. He requested the General Secretary to commence the proceedings by speaking on his points.
General Secretary’s Points.
Item No I. AGM Arrangements:
Accommodation. The General Secretary reported arrangements that had been made for the accommodation. The allotment of available rooms among members attending the AGM was finalised and the General Secretary said that this will be communicated to Brig RS Rawat, Chairman of AGM Organising Committee in Dehradun.
Member Travel Expenses. There is a perception among members in the environment that travel expenditure of the Office bearers and EC Members attending the AGM at Dehradun are being defrayed by TSEWA. Members felt that environment should be made aware that Officer members are bearing their own travel costs. In this connection, Gp Capt CRR Sastry said that Hony Capt B Joseph expressed his inability to attend the AGM by bearing the cost of travel. He felt that presence of the Joint Secretary at the AGM will be of great value even if his travel costs are to be borne by TSEWA. After the discussions, it was decided that cost 2AC should be reimbursed and Gp Capt CRR Sastry was requested to interact with Hony Capt B Joseph in this regard.
Item No II. Other Issues
(a) Trust Registration. The General Secretary said that the Registrar, Bowenpally, Secunderabad has vetted our Trust document and cleared it for registration. The registrar has ruled that all Trustees and Executors have to attend the Registration by signing the Trust deed in her office in her presence. It was decided that Trust deed will be registered with Trustees who are locally available and other Trustees as required will be appointed subsequently. The General Secretary said that the Trust deed will be registered today itself. At this the President suggested that all members should go to the office of Registrar, Bowenpally today itself and complete all the formalities of registration of trust deed.
(b) IT Exemption for Disability Pension of Retained Personnel. The General Secretary said that the Circular of Min of Fin, Dept of Revenue, CBDT dated 24 Jun 2019 allowing exemption from payment of income tax only to invalided soldiers for injuries sustained and such injuries are Attributed or Aggravated by military service and not for those disabled soldiers superannuated. This circular has created a lot of acrimony among the Pensioners superannuated and granted Disability Pension and queried if it can be contested. It was decided to watch the situation in this regard.
(c) Restrictions for buying Cars through CSD lifted. The General Secretary gave the news that restrictions on the subject are lifted which was welcomed by all present.
Item No III. Conduct Fortnightly Meetings.
The President said that he had an unavoidable personal commitment due to which he could not attend the meeting that was scheduled on 12thJune 2019. General Secretary said that members interacted informally, but no formal meeting was held. President said that meetings should be held as scheduled and in his absence and the meeting should be presided by Vice President /General Secretary.
Personal Commitment of President. The President said that he has a regular and unavoidable personal commitment on all week days which preclude his staying away from home for long periods. However, he could attend meetings if they are held on Saturdays. Gp Capt CRR Sastry said that we should meet only once in a fortnight and meeting on second and fourth Saturdays will be an ideal arrangement. This was agreed by all. However, it was decided that we would meet on 3rd July 2019 in view of the forthcoming AGM.
There being no further points the meeting was closed at 1045 hrs.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Retd)