Minutes of the Virtual Meeting of the TSEWA National Executive Committee held at 1000 hrs on 25 Sep 2021
The meeting was attended by the following:-
- Cmde Sudheer Parakala President, in Chair
- Col N Sitaramaiah Vice President
- HFO AV Reddy Vice President
- Lt Col G Parvathesam General Secretary
- Cdr Chandra Shekhar Joint Secretary
- Hony Capt MN Reddy Joint Secretary
- Brig CS Vidyasagar Chief Mentor, TSEWA
- Cmde Ashok Kota President TSEWA, South Zone
- Maj Gen SN Mukherjee President TSEWA, East Zone
- Col Ajit Singh Rana President TSEWA, NCR
- Brig Suresh Nair President TSEWA, Kerala
- WO Thiruchelvam President TSEWA, Tamilnadu
- Cmde KS Sandhu President TSEWA, West Zone
- Col Srikantha Seshadri President TSEWA, Karnataka
- Lt Col LM Singh President TSEWA, North East
- Maj Dr. B Bhikshapathy Member
- Lt Col Dr. Bhaskara Reddy Member
- Lt Col VRRS Ramana Reddy Member
- Mrs Rekha Sekhri Hony Member
The President welcomed all present in the meeting and thanked them for their efforts to attend the virtual meeting. He requested the General Secretary to commence the proceedings.
Item No.1. TSEWA Social Media Account: General Secretary informed that TSEWA had spent approximately Rs 55 lacs- for the permanent office accommodation including about Rs 30 lacs from TSEWA Corpus Fund. He stated that it was a matter of concern that the general donations from Members are not forthcoming this year. He therefore requested Members to discuss the suggestion put forth by the President about putting TSEWA on the social Media map for spread of awareness amongst public so that Donors from the environment donate to TSEWA based on the good work that TSEWA does through charity and other activities.
The subject was discussed at length and TSEWA NEC accepted the proposal for opening pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Mrs Rekha Sekhri was requested to help Mr. Anand, office Manager to create the above accounts and regularly post good stories to cover the activities of TSEWA.
TSEWA Chief Mentor Brig CS Vidyasagar suggested that we create YouTube videos on ESM matters so that ESM can be informed about latest developments regarding pensions etc and also about various welfare activities being carried out by the TSEWA. Once TSEWA videos are seen by more and more people it can generate some income also.
Item No.2. Hony N/Sub Case: General Secretary informed that a draft Execution Petition was prepared by Col Ravi Chowdahary for circulation and improvement. The President directed that the draft may be circulated to all concerned for improvement and thereafter sent to Brig SKS Rana, VSM and Col Ajit Singh Rana for filing a case in the AFT.
Item No.3. Anomalies of OROP: Brig CS Vidyasagar explained that TSEWA has submitted 42 anomalies to honorable justice Narsimha Reddy, the One Man Judicial Commission (OMJC). The OMJC report is under scrutiny at MOD for more than 6 years now and it is not likely to come out in near future. Therefore, he suggested TSEWA to file cases in suitable courts, few cases at a time. TSEWA NEC accepted the suggestion and requested him to prepare legal briefs for the following anomalies to start with:-
(a) Enhancing pension of pre 20013 pensioners in OROP scheme by 3% per year for longer service.
(b) Amendment of period of Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension to widows of Armed Forces Personnel who die prematurely or on retirement.
(c) Enhancing Pension beyond 33 years of service to Pensioners of Armed Forces.
Item No.4. Case of OROP implementation in 2019: The General Secretary informed that the case in the honorable High Court of Telangana, Hyderabad came for hearing and next date of hearing is on 28 October 2021.
Item No.7. ISO Certification of TSEWA: The General Secretary informed that the certificate has expired and the renewal process of certification is likely to be completed in next 15 days or so.
Item No 8. TSEWA Charity Works: President, TSEWA Charity Division, Col N Sitaramaiah informed that about Rs 25,000/- per quarter are available for Charity Works, out of which Rs 16,000/- have been disbursed to a deserving student and Rs 9000/- to an ESM family.
Item No 9. Case of AFT 28B: Col Ajit Singh Rana informed that the case has been accepted by Brig SK Srivastava, TSEWA Advocate at Delhi, for litigants of Army and Airforce. For Navy Litigants, efforts are on to find a lead litigant from Delhi to facilitate filing of the case.
Item No 10. TSEWA Zonal Presidents: The President informed that Sqn Ldr Amitav Chatterjee, President of TSEWA, Maharstra State resigned for personal reasons. He proposed that Cmde KS Sandhu, President Mumbai Metro be approved as the President of Maharstra State in his place. The NEC unanimously approved the proposal. The President requested the General Secretary to forward the complete list of Members of the state to Cmde KS Sandhu to facilitate formation of WhatsApp Groups in the state.
Item No 11. Super Seniors Pension on completion of 79 Years of age: The matter was discussed at length and decided to wait for 6 months to know the reaction of the Government of India and thereafter file a suitable case in the AFT / HSC.
There being no further points, the meeting was closed at 1:20 PM and decided to hold the next NEC Meeting on 09 October 2021.
Cmde Sudheer Parkala (Retd)