Cmde Sudheer Parakala Chief Mentor & Immediate Past President
Col Dr. GB Sethi Mentor, TSEWA
Brig DSC Varma,VSM Vice-President
Lt Col G Parvathesam General Secretary
Col Venkatesh Mahadevan Treasurer
Cdr Chandrashekhar Joint Secretary
Hony Capt M N Reddy Joint Secretary
Col N Sitaramaiah Chairman Charity Division
Maj Gen SN Mukherjee President TSEWA, East Zone
Cmde KS Sandhu President TSEWA, West Zone
Col Srikantha Seshadri President TSEWA, Karnataka
Brig Suresh Nair President TSEWA, Kerala
Cmde Ashok Kota President TSEWA, South Zone
Lt Col Mansingh Jamwal President TSEWA, J&K
Maj Gen M L Aswal President TSEWA, Uttarakhand
Lt Col (Dr.) Bhaskara Reddy Member
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.