Minutes of the Virtual/ Physical Meeting of the TSEWA National Executive Committee held on 26 February 2022

Minutes of the Virtual/ Physical Meeting of the TSEWA National Executive Committee held at 1000 hrs on 26 February 2022


The meeting was attended by the following:-

  1. Cmde Sudheer Parakala          President, in Chair
  2. Brig CS Vidyasagar                    Chief Mentor
  3. HFO AV Reddy                           Vice-President
  4. Col N Sitaramaiah                     Vice-President
  5. Lt Col G Parvathesam               General Secretary
  6. Cdr Chandra Shekhar               Joint Secretary
  7. Hony Capt MN Reddy                Joint Secretary
  8. Lt Col VC Salins                          Treasurer
  9. Cmde Ashok Kota                      President TSEWA, South Zone
  10. WO Thiruchelvam                      President TSEWA, Tamilnadu
  11. Cmde KS Sandhu                       President TSEWA, West Zone
  12. Col Srikantha Seshadri              President TSEWA, Karnataka
  13. Maj Gen SN Mukherjee              President TSEWA, Eastern Zone
  14. Hav Harish Asthana                    President TSEWA, UP
  15. Hony Capt GJ Manohar              President TSEWA, AP(Rayalaseema)
  16. Col Ajit Rana                                 President TSEWA, North Zone
  17. Lt Col LM Singh                            President TSEWA, North-East
  18. Brig RS Rawat                               President TSEWA, Central Zone
  19. Col CM Unnithan                          President TSEWA, Chennai Metro
  20. Lt Col VRRS Ramana Reddy        Member
  21. Maj Dr. B Bhikshapathy              Member
  22. Lt Col Dr. Bhaskara Reddy         Member
  23. Mrs Rekha Sekhri                         Co-opted Member
  24. Lt Col LM Aggrawal                      TSEWA Member

The President welcomed all present in the meeting and requested the General Secretary to commence the proceedings.  

Review of Minutes of the Last NEC Meeting:   The General Secretary read out the minutes and informed the progress on each point as under:-

  • Item No. 1. Broad banding of Disability Pension:  The General Secretary informed that next hearing of case is scheduled for 18 April 2022.
    Action: Nil.
  • Item No. 2. Item No. 2. Social Media: The General Secretary requested for more videos to be shared in Social Media. Mrs Rekha Sekhri suggested that the video should be for a duration not exceeding 15 -10 minutes. The NEC agreed with her suggestion since we will not be able to hold the attention of the viewers for more than that time.
    Action: Zonal/ State Presidents are requested to do the needful.
  • Item No. 3. ePPO of ESM:  The General Secretary informed that there are number of cases of ePPOs which require liaison with respective Record Offices.
    Action: Zonal/ State Presidents are requested to do the needful. The President assured that necessary mails will be sent by Senior Veteran Officers of TSEWA where ever required, if requested by State Presidents.
  • Item No. 4Madhuri Sewa Fund: The President informed that Col Nagesh Gupta requested to find out more number of deserving students for the financial assistance especially from the States other than Telangana. He informed that the students should preferably from the final year and studying in Government Colleges.
    Action: The Zonal/ State Presidents are requested to do the needful.
  • Item No. 5OROP-2019 Case: The General Secretary informed that the case is scheduled for next hearing on 11 March 2022.
    Action: Nil.
  • Item No. 6WW II Veterans Case: The General Secretary informed that TSEWA has received 28 applications so far, which are under process and that the entire lot would be sent to Brig SKS Rana, VSM for liaising with Jindals who assured financial assistance to this category of Non-pensioners and their widows.
  • Item No. 7Widow Rehana Case:  The General Secretary informed that TSEWA is sending Rs 10,000/- per month to her. In addition, her case is being filed in AFT and also pursuing her mercy petition for family pension with AHQ. The President informed that Lt Col Sharma from the US has also donated one lakh and the cheque was expected to be received soon.
  • Item No. 8Maj Gens Case: The General Secretary informed that TSEWA has forwarded 101 applications for the case being filed. Our Advocate is scrutinizing the documents and due to the restrictions placed by AFT on the numbers for Class-Action Suits, four cases would be filed in the AFT (PB) – Two for Army Petitioners and one each for Navy and IAF Petitioners.

New Points:

Item No. 1. Donation by Lt Col LM Agrawal:   The President welcomed Lt Col LM Agarwal who is one of the oldest Members of TSEWA as a special guest to the NEC Meeting. The veteran officer presented a cheque of Rs 1 Lakh and a clock to TSEWA. He also informed that Col Agrawal has requested ex-officio President of TSEWA to be the Executor of his will and dispose of all the cash to various nominees and keep the balance for TSEWA Charity. The NEC thanked Col Agrawal for his generosity and wished him long healthy life.
Action: The General Secretary is requested to assist the veteran officer as and when required.

Item No. 2. Donation of Dell Laptop by HFO AV Reddy: The President accepted the donation of a Dell laptop by HFO Reddy, Vice President TSEWA and thanked him for his generosity.
Action: Nil

Item No. 3. AFT Cases for ACP, MACP & MSP:  Brig CS Vidyasagar made a presentation on the cases and said that we have strong cases to be filed  in the AFT (PB) for arrears to be paid to the affected Veterans since the ACP and MSP  are to be treated as pay for all purposes and hence the arrears should be paid from 01 Jan 2006 and not Sep 2008. The NEC discussed the cases at length and approved filing of the cases in AFT (PB), Delhi through our Advocate.
Action: Brig CS Vidyasagar is requested to prepare draft e-Mails to be sent to all affected Veterans for sensitizing them and inviting them to join the AFT Cases.

Item No. 4. Publication of TSEWA articles in News Papers: Cdr Chandra Shekhar proposed for publication of TSEWA articles in News Papers besides the social media.
Action: The General Secretary is requested to do the needful, where ever possible.

Item No. 5. Disposal of FDs held for Late Capt Gurung: The President informed that as per the decision of NEC, the FD amounts held in the Name of Late Capt Gurung were transferred by Brig Rawat back to TSEWA and that the amount of Rs.8,50,000/- would be invested in FD to be used for any similarly placed Veteran.
Action: The Gen Secy/Treasurer to invest the amount in FD.

There being no further points, the meeting was closed at 12:15 PM and decided to hold the next NEC Meeting on 12 March 2022.

Cmde Sudheer Parkala (Retd)
President, TSEWA

Commissioned into the Indian Navy on 25 Mar 1970, an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. Served in various ships for 9 years including commissioning of India's First Guided Missile Destroyer INS Rajput. Important shore appointments include Dy Naval Attache, Moscow, DS at CDM, Director Naval Plans, Principal Director Procurement at NHQ, Chief Staff Officer (LA&P) at ENC and HF at CDM. Took pre-mature retirement after 32 years service at the peak of career before the Promotion Board to the Flag Rank on compassionate Grounds. At Present totally dedicated to the Ex-Servicemen Welfare and is the President of East & South Zones of TSEWA

1 Comment

  1. Cdr Yogesh Chauhan

    I would like to become member so that I can contribute towards the welfare of Ex-Servicemen and families of serving personnel.
    I am Commander Yogesh Chauhan satying in Gurugram. Retired on superannuation on January 2018 from DOA IHQ(MoD). I am doing social service and working for Ex-Servicemen.

    March 27, 2022 Reply

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