Minutes of the Virtual/ Physical Meeting of the TSEWA National Executive Committee held on 22 July 2023


The meeting was attended by the following: –

  1. Brig CS Vidyasagar                                President, In Chair
  2. Cmde Sudheer Parakala                       Chief Mentor & Immediate Past President
  3. Col Dr. GB Sethi                                     Mentor, TSEWA
  4. Brig DSC Varma,VSM                           Vice-President
  5. Lt Col G Parvathesam                           General Secretary
  6. Col Venkatesh Mahadevan                  Treasurer
  7. Cdr Chandrashekhar                             Joint Secretary
  8. Hony Capt M N Reddy                          Joint Secretary
  9. Col N Sitaramaiah                                 Chairman Charity Division
  10. Maj Gen SN Mukherjee                        President TSEWA, East Zone
  11. Cmde KS Sandhu                                   President TSEWA, West Zone
  12. Col Srikantha Seshadri                         President TSEWA, Karnataka
  13. Brig Suresh Nair                                    President TSEWA, Kerala
  14. Cmde Ashok Kota                                  President TSEWA, South Zone
  15. Lt Col Mansingh Jamwal                      President TSEWA, J&K
  16. Maj Gen M L Aswal                               President TSEWA, Uttarakhand
  17. Lt Col (Dr.) Bhaskara Reddy                Member
  1. The President welcomed everyone. He gave a feedback on his visit to Pune and Mumbai wherein he had conducted a Training program for the Single Ladies to appraise them on how to calculate their pension. He also briefed them in detail on pension matters, OROP, SPARSH and the OMJC report. This was very well received by the ladies. Many have become members of TSEWA. He further informed that he will be visiting Delhi & NCR to conduct a similar workshop.
  2. Presentation of Budget: – Col Venkatesh Mahadevan the Treasurer gave a presentation of the budget expended on the first quarter for information of all. No objections were raised.
  3. Agenda points of previous meeting: – the General Secretary Lt Col G Parvathesam thereafter gave a brief on the points raised in the last meeting.
  • Visit to PCDA: He informed that the president will be visiting PCDA (Prayagraj) in the last week of August. All cases that are to be discussed there should be sent before 15th Aug 2023 in duplicate.
  • Action: All
  • AFT: He informed that the AFT is presently nonfunctional. Hence progress of cases has been withheld. The President also informed that we have been able to identify two lawyers, one each in Mumbai and Kochi. He along with Brig DSC Varma,VSM will be visiting these Lawyers to finalize their services for proposed cases we intend to file. In view of the above members are requested for forward suitable cases to be filed in AFT.
  • Charity: Dr Meera Srinivasan is willing to donate Rs.5 Lakhs to be used for children of War Widows only. Hence all are requested to sensitize the defence environment and obtain details of deserving children.
  • Action: Zonal/State presidents, Chairman Charity
  • News Letter & Digest of Service: – All Zonal/State Presidents and Front-line Warriors are requested to forward the details to Col Venkatesh Mahadevan, who is compiling the same for inclusion in the Digest of Service and News Letter.
  • NEC Meeting Attendance: The Zonal and State Presidents were requested to identify suitable persons as Secretary in their respective states. These secretaries could assist them in their work and also attend the NEC meetings on their behalf when required.
  • Action: Zonal/ State Presidents
  • Update on Health of Miss Mahima Sagar: – The Secretary informed that Miss Mahima Sagar, grand daughter of our President Brig CS Vidyasagar has made a video giving an update on her health and progress of her ongoing treatment. She also conveys her sincere thanks to TSEWA for all the help and concern. On behalf of all NEC Members the General Secretary conveyed our prayers and good wishes for her speedy recovery. The video is uploaded on to our website.
  • Anomalies of OROP: – the President requested our senior mentor Col Dr GB. Sethi to arrange for a meeting with Justice Narsimha Reddy, to discuss the anomalies of OROP, in relation to the OMJC report.

4. Points from Members:

  1. Cmde K S Sandhu, President West Zone stated that there is a dire need for a member to be nominated as President from Pune, since there are large number of defence persons settled there. Similarly someone from Rajasthan should be nominated as President, since no one is presently there now.
  2. Membership Fee: A point was raised by the President regards increase in Membership fee, since it appears to be too meagre, and everyone can now afford to pay more. However, after a lot of deliberation on the subject, it was decided by the members that Status quo be maintained.
  3. Inclusion of New Members in WhatsApp Group: Col S Srikantha, President Karnataka, informed that all new members joining TSEWA must be included in the WhatsApp Group at the earliest under information.
  4. Action: General Secretary/ Office Superintendent (Anand)

There being no other points the meeting was declared closed, and it was decided to hold the next NEC Meeting on 12 August 2023.

Brig CS Vidyasagar (Retd)
President, TSEWA

1 Comment

  1. Major R P Sehgal

    I seek legal advice for my ECHS Claim case. I have been writing and following up the case for the last over five years. I had requested for my case to be forwarded and processed at HPC level as per rules which was first accepted to be considered as such, but later declared not justified. I am a super senior ESM of 90 years of age. I spent over Six Lakhs rupees for the treatment of my wife( who expired while under treatment) in a non empanelled hospital. She remained in critical state of health and remained in ICU all these days of hospitalisation and could not be shifted to Service or empanelled hospital. My claim was approved for just about 1/3 rd of the amount spent. I had been requested to consider my case in relaxation of rules and allow full reimbursement of expenses. Now after over five years of reams of correspondence with all concerned authorities that be, I am told that the case is not justified. I wish to fight for my rights legally if required. Please ask your legal team to advise.

    August 12, 2023 Reply

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