Monday, May 30, 2016

CHANGE OF PARTICULARS

Members are once again requested to kindly intimate the change of individual particulars like  postal address, email Id or contact numbers on our email rdoaindia@gmail.com. Kindly accord priority. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

RETIRED DEFENCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (RDOA) (REGD)
MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY  GENERAL  MEETING HELD ON
24th APRIL 2016 AT DSOI DHAULA KUAN, NEW DELHI AT 1100 HRS

1.      The Extraordinary  General Body Meeting of the ‘Retired Defence Officers Association’ (RDOA) was held on 24th April 2016 at 1100 Hrs at DSOI Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110010. House assembled at 1030hrs, because of lack of quorum it was adjourned for half an hour and reassembled at 1100hrs.The meeting was attended by 46 officers.

AGENDA POINT NO. 1
Welcome address by the President RDOA: Lt Col BK Sharma.
2.      Lt Col BK Sharma (Retd), President of RDOA, welcomed all the members to the First EGM of RDOA. He gave an overview  of the important issues taken up by RDOA to include Contempt Petition, Minimum Guaranteed Pension & Broad banding of Disability Pension.
3.      The President informed the members that EGM has been called basically to present and pass the account of FY 2013-2014 & 2014-2015. However points have been called from members for interactive session and elect office bearers i.e Vice President, Joint Secretary and treasurer.   President then read out the membership details of RDOA.
4.         President brought out   to the notice of all members present in the meeting with anguish that  “some members are passing derogatory remarks/using indecent language while sending emails to other members & even to non members doubting the integrity and sincerity of President/Secretary. One of them even sent an email requesting  ”Registrar of Societies” to take action against the office bearers for financial dealings. My humble request to these members is to tell the August House  reasons  for  such  behavior   at this belated stage.  I have the copies of all the emails sent by these members but I do not wish to read out because it may leave a bad taste. My suggestion to annoyed members is kindly   “do not make any false allegation”. The accounts will be placed before the house today, please point out irregularities, if any.  Please refrain from working against the interest of organization.   I  leave  it to house  to judge and decide”.
5.      The President then read out the names of members  who had contributed  to the RDOA corpus fund since Sep 2015.  He   thanked   these members for their whole-hearted support and  then  proceeded with the remaining agenda points.

     AGENDA POINT NO. 2
     Progress  Cases
     6.      President gave the progress and present position of following cases:-
(a)    Contempt Petition
(b)    Minimum Guaranteed Pension
(c)    Broad banding of Disability Pension
(d)    Non Functional Financial Up gradation
      
       AGENDA POINT NO. 3
       Confirmation of Minutes of the last AGM held on 12th Sep 2015
   7.        The salient points of the meeting of the AGM held on 12th Sep 2015 were      
  read     out to the  members.  There  being no  observation  the  minutes were    
  passed duly proposed by Col VK Sud  (M No. 434) and   seconded  Lt Col RS
  Tripathi (M No. 1567)
       AGENDA POINT NO. 4
       Presentation & Passing of accounts for the FY 2013-14 and FY 2014-15
 8.          The statement of accounts for the period  01 Apr 2013 to 31 March 2014    
 and  01 Apr 2014 to 31  Mar 2015 duly audited by Chartered Accountant were presented to the  members. This was also given as a handout to all the members.  Lt Col VK Ogra pointed out that on 31.3.2014 balance with syndicate bank is shown as  Rs. 9,67,811.79. It being huge amount, member suggested that  liquid cash  should have been invested  in FDR or in any other scheme to fetch more interest.

“President  replied that  7 lakhs  and 5 lakhs were deposited in FDR on 17.4.2014 and 03.09.2014 respectively.”

          9.      Lt Col Paramjit Singh (M No. 174) suggested that audited copies of statement of a/c should have  been put on website/blog or copies sent by post for the information of members in advance so that they come for AGM/EGM after going through the accounts in detail fully prepared with observation. Group Capt BM Karir supported his suggestion.

“President said that the suggestion is well taken. Henceforth it shall be put on website/blog one or  two weeks in advance of AGM.”

10.    There being no observations, the  accounts for FY  2013-14 & 2014-15  were passed being proposed   by Lt Col Rajgopalan Ramamurthy ( M No. 374)  and seconded by Lt Col  VK Ogra (M No. 1274).
     AGENDA POINT NO. 5
     Points from Members
11.      (Maj RP Sehgal,  M No. 2563)  Substantive majors with less than 21 years of service who retired before Dec 1985 seem to have been denied the justified due pension under OROP formula. You won’t find any major with more than 13  years of service now, as all such officers would have  become Lt Col, and would thus draw their pension of that rank. So the matter should be taken up with appropriate authorities that all  majors who had attained substantive rank before retirement pre 1986, should be given the pension of the rank of Lt Col. I am a bonafide member of the RDOA, but am unable to attend the proposed meeting due to family circumstances and my age.
                        
Decision

“As per the available information Service HQs have already taken up the issue with MoD. RDOA will also  take appropriate action after detailed discussion.”

12.    (Brig R Vinayak, VSM (Retd) M No. 1695)    I am a member of RDOA and residing in Bhopal.  I would like to suggest that no contribution should be given to any  other ESM Organisation especially IESM since their funds management is suspect and under litigation.
                         
President  read out the relevant portion of rules and regulations i.e 

“It is mandatory on the part of the office bearers and the members of RDOA that the funds/properties of the RDOA shall only be spent/utilised for the uplift and welfare of the RDOA and not for any other purpose.”                       



Decision

“Members present in the House agreed that we  must strictly adhere to rules and regulations and no contribution be given go any organisation.”

13.      (Col VK Anand  M No. 980)    I would like to put forward the following points for your kind consideration :-
Point-1Rank Pay Anamoly Case   The founder members were of the strong 
              view that after the Supreme Court Judgment , RDOA Will take up a
              case for Revision / re- fixation of pay scales of Armed Forces Officers
              for the period of 4th , 5th  & 6th  CPC . This point was not discussed
              during last AGM. It will be appropriate to take up this case with the
              Supreme Court.

Point-2  RDOA was formed to contest Rank  Pay  anomaly case  &  since                          
              the point mentioned above is not being Contested, it will be  proper                           
              to wind  Association & transfer the Funds to Prime Minister’s Relief                        
              Fund after auditing of accounts.

Point-3  It is not understood as to why EGM has been convened . AGM could
              have been convened to pass accts. It is pointed out that Accounts for
              the  FY 2013-14 was not presented in the last AGM.

Point-4  There are  three posts of  President ,Secretary & Treasurer. Treasurer
    died four  years ago  but no elections were held.  It is not understood as
    why elections are not held for the post of President & Secretary.
                     
Point wise reply was as under:-   

Point-1  “ He explained to all members present in the house the 4th CPC Rank Pay   case in detail. He said contempt petition did help us in getting the benefit of 5th CPC and told them  the reasons  for disposal of contempt petition. He assured the members that RDOA will take appropriate action at appropriate time”. He further told the house that this was explained/discussed in last AGM held on 12 Sep 2015.

Point-2  Point was left open for discussion during EGM.  House unanimously  rejected the proposal of Col VK Anand.

Point-3  President justified the delay and explained the reasons in not getting the accounts passed in the last AGM. He further  read out the Agenda point 5  of Minutes of AGM held on 12th Sep 2015 which confirm the true efforts made by the management to get the accounts audited and placed for approval now.

Point-4 He again read out the resolution passed by house on 12th Sep 2015.   Members raised their pitch and requested  the President to proceed with the next agenda point.
    AGENDA POINT NO. 6
    Election of Vice President, Joint Secretary and Treasurer
14.    President  told  the  house  that  total  of  five  members  have  sent their
willingness to contest   the election. Col VK Anand & Major AR Ghosh have forwarded   their names for Vice President. Only one member’s name has been received   for Joint Secretary  that of Col Rajiv Kakra. Col Vijay Kumar and Lt Col   Paramjit have given their willingness for Treasurer.  He suggested the name of Col VK Suri as Returning Officer. Col VK Suri accepted the responsibility and sought views of all members  “If  any member has any objection for him being earmarked for the task of  Returning Officer?”  No one 
raised any objection. Returning Officer sought clarification from President on proxy voting.  President clarified  that there is no such provision in the laws. With these clarifications the house gave clearance to the Returning Officer  to proceed to conduct the election. President then requested the contestants to suggest the  name of one more member to assist the RO for conduct of election. Since no name was suggested, Lt Col VK Ogra volunteered for the role.

15.    Lt Col Paramjit Singh who had forwarded  his name for treasurer, withdrew from contesting as treasurer at the last moment. Col VK Suri, Returning Officer then announced that Col Rajiv Kakra stands elected for the post of Joint Secretary and Col Vijay Kumar for the post of Treasurer unopposed. He explained to the members, detailed procedure of conduct of election for the post of Vice President through secret ballot. He then showed the ballot box to both the candidates for the post of Vice President and locked the same in their presence.

16.    Returning Officer  requested the members to cast their vote as  explained. After casting of votes by members was over, Retuning Officer brought the locked ballot box and opened the same in the presence of house and started  counting the votes. Counting was done in the presence of the house. Major AR Ghosh was declared elected for the post of Vice President.



AGENDA  POINT NO. 7

Any other point with permission of the chair

17.    President asked the members if they have any other point. There being no other point from any members.  President thanked all members present in the meeting for  attending the EGM and said “I  trust next  meeting will be without interruption”. House proceeded with the next agenda point.


AGENDA  POINT NO. 8
               
 Vote of Thanks
    
18.    There being no other point, the meeting was closed at 1320 hrs with a   
 vote of thanks proposed by Col JD Sharma (M No. 1368) and seconded  by  
 Cdr NK Singla (M No. 3679). This was followed by lunch.     





      PRESIDENT, RDOA

Friday, April 15, 2016

EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Points from members are awaited. Kindly confirm attendance. Contributory lunch will follow Extra Ordinary  General Meeting of “Retired Defence Officers’ Association”  on 24th April 2016.

    President/Secretary,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UPDATION OF DATABASE

CHANGE OF PARTICULARS

Members are requested to kindly intimate the change of individual particulars like  postal address, email Id or contact numbers on our email rdoaindia@gmail.com. Kindly accord priority.  

 

Friday, March 25, 2016

MINUTESOFEXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Minutes of Extra Ordinary  General Meeting of “Retired Defence Officers’ Association”  was  held on  24th April 2016 at 1030hrs, Venue:  Silver Room, DSOI, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110010. If the prescribed quorum of members is not present, meeting will be adjourned for half an hour. After the original time of meeting, a quorum is not necessary. Agenda points are as under:-


    AGENDA
  1. Welcome address by the President.
  2. Progress  cases.
  3. Confirmation of minutes of the last AGM.
  4. Presentation & passing of accounts for the FY 2013-14 and 2014-15 .
  5. Points from the members.
  6. Election of Vice President, Joint Secretary & Treasurer.
  7. Any other point with permission of the chair.
  8. Vote of thanks
Points  from members, if  any, may be sent by mail/email on office address/Email ID latest by 17th  April 2016.  Members are requested to kindly confirm attendance. Members willing to contest for governing body may forward their names by 20th April 2015. Election shall be by show of hands unless a poll is demanded by members.



President/Secretary,
09871351203/09818039172

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

HOLI GREETINGS

WISHING  ALL MEMBERS "A VERY JOYOUS HOLI".WITH FIRST INSTALMENT OF OROPIN BANK
MAY THIS FESTIVAL  MAKE YOUR LIFE  COLOURFUL.

President/Secretary,
09871351203/09818039172

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


BROAD BANDING OF DISABILITY PENSION

 

 

RDOA had written to Hon’ble Raksha Manti ji on 20th Oct 2015 and reminders were sent on 18th Jan  & 19th Feb 2016 that:-

“benefit of broad banding be extended to all those effected Ex-Servicemen who were not before the court. Veterans are being forced to approach the Armed Forces Tribunals. Tribunals are extending the benefit to all including those proceeded on Premature retirement (PMR). It is requested that the benefit of broad banding of disability pension be extended to all eligible cases. It shall be travesty of justice if similar benefits are denied to these individuals”.

Reply received is attached  for the information of all ESM.

 

President/Secretary, RDOA

09871351203/09818039172