Memorandum of Association
The Navy Foundation


Go to the top of the page OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDATION Go to the top of the page

The Navy Foundation is a secular and non-political body, which is not affiliated directly or indirectly with any political organisation or institution. The objects of the Foundation are: -

To provide facilities for those who have served in and retired from the Navy to maintain contact and  fraternal relationship between themselves.

To acquire, preserve and display articles of historical and educational between themselves.

To carry out charitable, social, philanthropic, cultural, educational and other activities for the benefit and to look after the interests generally to the beneficiaries, namely the retired fraternity.

To provide assistance to the beneficiaries in matters concerning pensions, grants, gratuities, allowances, etc.  

To establish and manage alone or in co-operation with others, hostels, guest houses or such other  establishments primarily for the benefit of the beneficiaries and other Naval Personnel and their dependents.

To establish, promote and manage recreational, canteens, playgrounds, community centers, clubs,  sanatorium, homes or other institutions or facilities for the physical, mental and moral well-being of the beneficiaries and for the care of the aged and invalid amongst them.

To print and publish cause to reprinted and published books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspaper and any other publication and to undertake production of or assist in the production of films , scripts , dramas cultural shows etc. as may be considered necessary for the promotion of the objects of the Foundation.

To promote interest in Defence studies with particular reference to naval developments and maritime  activities. To create amongst the public, interest in the Navy and promote interest in maritime activities.

To create trusts and or other similar institution to award scholarships, stipends, loans, financial assistance for promotion of studies and research.

To create awareness amongst the public about the problems of ex-Naval personnel and their families and to enlist co-operation from other institutions, organisations, establishments, departments and other bodies for their resettlements or otherwise to help them in, solving their problems.

To place at the disposal of the Government, the Services of the Foundation or any or its branches, to be utilised in the event of wars, calamities, natural or otherwise, whether local or at the National level.

To hold periodical conferences, meetings, seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film shows on matters or interest of the Navy or the ex-Naval personnel and their families.

To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

Income of society is utilised for its objectives only.

                                    to the top of the page MEMBERSHIP Go to the top of the page


Any person who has served in the Royal Indian Navy, the Indian Navy and the Naval Reserves as a Commissioned Officer is solvent and of sound mind and has not been convicted by a Court of Law in a criminal case, shall be eligible to become a member of the foundation.

Serving Naval Officers whilst holding the appointments of Chief of the Naval Staff, Director of Ex-Servicemen Affairs, Director of Non-Public funds, and Judge Advocate General shall be the ex-officio members of the Foundation with full voting rights.

Categories of Members

There shall be the following categories of members of the Foundation:- .

Ordinary Members. Any person who is eligible to become member, may become an ordinary member for life   on payment by him of the subscription as may be specified in these rules and regulations from time to time

Honorary Members. The Governing council may at it's discretion invite eminent persons interested in maritime  affairs to become Honorary Members of the Foundation .Widows of Naval Officers may also be invited to be the  Honorary members of the Foundation.Honorary membership unless specified for a period will be for life. No  subscription shall be payable for such membership.


                                    to the top of the page PATRONS Go to the top of the page

The President of India is the Patron-in-chief of the Foundation. All retired Chiefs of the Naval Staff shall be Invited to be the Patrons of the Foundation.

The Governing Council may invite such other dignitaries or persons of eminence as it considers appropriate to be   the Patrons of the Foundation.

                                    to the top of the page THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Go to the top of the page

The Executive Council consists of :

The President of the Foundation.

The Secretary of Foundation.

The Treasurer of Foundation.

                                    to the top of the page CHARTERS Go to the top of the page

The Foundation has it's Headquarters at New Delhi with charters at such other place as authorised by the Governing Council.The charters are designated as follows :   The Navy Foundation Charters(Name of the station where charter is located)

The charters are governed by this constitution but have autonomy of local functioning. Each of the charters have an elected Managing committee consisting of at least the following members :

Secretary, and  

Each charter frames it's own working rules and forward a copy to the Governing Council.

The accounts of each charter are audited once a year and a copy forwarded to the Governing Council.

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Charter President  Vice-President Secretary
RAdm Arun Auditto AVSM, NM (Retd)
(P.No. 00176-Z)
91, Walkeshwar Road
Gold Craft
Mumbai - 400006
Tele (R) 022- 23691158
Mob : 9821095923
E-mail ID:
RAdm R. Bhatia(Retd)
(P.No. 40241-A)
Executive Director
103, Mehar-Dad, Cuff Parade
Mumbai - 400 005
E-mail :

Cdr V Vadhera, NM (Retd)(P.No. 01235-F)
H-316, Army Colony
Sector-14, raghunath Vihar
Navi Mumbai-410210
Mob : 9820535997

E-mail :

Cmde PK Malhotra (retd)
(P.No. 40392-Z)
Salunke Vihar
Pune - 411022
Tele: 020-26852841
Mob: 09820142737
E-mail :

Cdr Pranay Rawat (retd)
(P.No. 03134-Y)
E-9/10, AWCHS
Salunke Vihar
Pune - 411022
Tele: 020-26852841
Mob: 09225515189
E-mail :

Cdr P Rawat (Retd)

VAdm (Retd) Harindr Singh
(P.No. 00531-F)
C-26, Sector-23
Noida - 201301
Tele: 0120-24122412

Cmde(retd) VK Thakur
(P.No. 60173-F)
L-175, Sector-25
Noida - 201301
Tele: 0120-2540059
Mob: 09818389252

Cdr(Retd) Sharan Singh Ahuja
(P.No. 50366-T)
, Jalvayu Vihar
Sector 25, Noida - 201301
Tele: 0120-2534521
Mob: 9811078735


Capt(Retd)BK Sahu
(P.No. 01419-Z)
501, D-Block,Rrajendra Vihar,
Forest Park, Bhubaneswar
Odisha - 751009
Mob: 09861037422
 E-mail ID:

Cdr (Retd) Anil Kumar Kar
(P No. 40615-F)
B-104,Falcon Residency
Near Kiiy University
E-mail ID:

Cdr Dinesh Swain (retd)(P.No. 03151-K)
HIG 194, Kanan Vihar ph-1
Odisha - 751024
E-mail ID:



Cmde(retd) Susindranath 
(P.No. 00764-K)
No. 1, Sidhuri Garden
Chennai - 600115
Mob: 09444010270  
E-mail ID:

Cdr (Retd) MD Menon
(P.No. 50206-B)
Flat 2, Marudhai Apts
13th Avenue, Harington Road,
Chetpet, Chennai - 600 031
Tele: 044-28363178

Mob: 09840208823
E-mail ID:

Cdr (Retd) Balakrishnan
(P.No. 51178-N)
A1, Rao Villa
New Giri Road
Chennai - 600017

Mob: 09176948282


Cdr KV Kamath (retd)
(P.No. 40848-K)
34, Bafana Maner
99, Ponnurangan Road-West
RS Puram
Coimbatore - 641002
Tele: 2542292
Mob: 9842236612

Lt S Mani (retd)
(P.No. 41645-Y)
Mazenet, 12E, Padmalaya
Towers, 10 th Cut, Cross cut Road
Coimbatore - 641012
Tele: 09894315555

Kerala (Kochi)

VAdm (Retd) KN Sushil
(P.No. 01369-K)
50/1286-A, Atomere Ayyankali Road, Punithura
Kochi - 682038
E-mail ID:
Tele: 0484-2707504
Mob: 08129145888, 09496062001

Cdr jose Manjooran, (Retd)
(P.No. 00936-K)
8-B Kanarkat Condiminium
Toc-H Road, Vyttila
Kochi - 682019
Tele: 0484-3242686
Mob: 09539406508


Capt (Retd) JJ Valavi
(P.No. 01117-W)
43/ 1980, Fathima Church
Road, Ernakulam
Kochi - 682020
Tele: 0484-2205746
Mob: 09895220746


Cmde BR Sen, VSM (retd)
(P.No. 01420-A)
E-3/401, Sugam Park
195, NS Bose Road
Kolkata - 700103
Tele: 033-24272270
Mob: 09007681409

Cdr(Retd) ND Rao
(P.No. 50673-R)
Flar No. 3/644B
Block 'O', New Alipore,
 Kolkata - 700 053
Tele: 033-24002963
Mob: 09831446662

Cdr G Pradeep (retd)
(P.No. 41007-Y)
Flat No. 212
Jalvayu Residency
337, Motilal Gupta Road
Kolkata - 700078
Tele: 033-24698372
Mob: 08420008801





Cmde VK Gautam NM
(P.No. 01754-K)
House No. 692
Sector - 8B
Mob: 09478516777



Lt Cdr  Jagbir Singh(retd)
(P.No. 81992-W)
2106, Jal Vayu Vihar
Sector - 67, SAS Nagar
Punjab - 160 062
Mob: 08968409546


VAdm VK Namballa (retd)
(P.No. 40689-Z)
House No. 51-8-42/5
Nakkavani palem
Visakhapatnam - 530013
 Mob: 09494484634

RAdm T Sudhakar (retd)
(P.No. 60301-Y)
B-23, Defence Officers Flats
East Point Colny
Beach Road
Visakhapatnam - 530017
 Mob: 07702004997


Cdr (Retd) BLN Rao
(P.No. 50307-H)
DGM (Ship Instalation)
BrahMos Aerospace
50, Pandurangapuram
Waltair Uplands
Mob: 09849791302
E-Mail ID:


VAdm Sunil K Damle, PVSM, AVSM,NM, VSM(retd)
(P.No. 01168-B)
"KINAARA", 307-K, Airport Road, Chicalim, Goa - 403711
Tele: 0832-2541414
Mob: 9158336277
Cmde sanjoy Gupta(retd)
(P.No. 01212-B)
245, Sunrise Enclave, Behind NSD, ALTO Dabolim
Goa - 403801
Tele: 0832-2556695
Mob: 9890803664
Email ID:

Cdr(Retd) Ravi Dixit
(P.No. 02193-H)
B1/4, Anand Residency
Airport Road
Chicalim, Goa - 403801
Tele : 0832-25405990
Mob: 9422431088


Cmde Ray DSouza
(P.No. 50168-T)
181 Jal Vayu Vihar
Kammanahalli Main Road
Mob: 09620348883
Charter E-Mail ID:

Cmde (Retd) Fali Dubash
(P.No. 60208-K)
AHOY, Classic Royale
Hennur Main road
Bengaluru - 560043
Mob: 9900506544
Tele: 080-41616544
Email ID:

Cdr (retd) Devendra Singh
(P.No. 41146-N)
Tele: 080-25605762
Mob: 09449827301


AVSM, NM (retd)

(P.No. 00304-R)
502 Ruby Block
Rockdale Compound
Hyderabad - 500082
Tele: 040-23392563
Cmde Sudhir Parakala (retd)
(P.No. 60205-A)
201 Seshagiri Mansion
Anand Nagar Colony
Tele: 040-23391668
Cdr G Eswara Reddy (retd)
(P.No. 89049-H)
Plot No 71, Mani Enclave
Yapral, JJ Nagar Post Office
Secunderabad - 500 087
Tele: 040-27942072
Mob: 9949476297
Jaipur RAdm (Retd) PS Byce,AVSM
(P.No. 01129-R)
Sohan Villa, Plot No. 10
High Court Colony
Jodhpur - 342011
Tele: 0291-2433940
Mob: 09166332939

Lt Cdr Deepak Sikand (retd)
(P.No. 0123-A)
M-403, Ashiana Utsav, Vill &
PO Gram Machwa, Kalwar Road
Jaipur - 303706
Mob: 08233813118

Lucknow VAdm (Retd) JC Sharma, PVSM, VSM
(P.No. 75524-W)
C-329, Nirala Nagar
Mob: 09415012800
E-mail ID:
VLCdr (Retd) Gurdas Masand
(P.No. R0354)
4B, Balmiki Marg
Lal Bagh
Mob: 09839070327
Tele: 0522-2615876
E-mail ID:
Cdr (Retd) AK Wilson
(P.No. 015053-T)
6 Bishop Rockey Street
Faizabad Road
Lucknow - 226007
Mob: 09335242919

Tele: 0522-2358357
E-mail ID:

                                    to the top of the page MEETING OF THE GENERAL BODY Go to the top of the page

Annual General Meeting   

The first Annual General Meeting shall be held within six months from the date of registration of the Foundation. Thereafter these meetings shall be held once in each year at such time and place as the Governing council may decide.   

Transaction at the Annual General Meeting. The following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting :-  

Presentation and adoption of the Annual Report of the Governing Council and the audited balance sheet   and accounts for the previous year.At the first AGM, however, only initial financial report shall be  adopted for adoption.   

Election of members to the Governing Council for the ensuring year as are required to be elected The voting shall be by a secret ballet.   

Any other business as may be placed on the agenda of permitted by the chairman.  

Notice for the Annual General Meeting. A minimum notice of sixty days shall be given by the AGM.   

Preparation of Agenda. Any member proposing to move a motion shall give a written notice of the same to the secretary duly seconded by at least one member entitled to vote, at least thirty days prior to the date of the AGM. In preparing agenda for the AGM, the Governing council shall have right to :-  

Determine the sequence in which the business included in the agenda is to be considered.  

Co-ordinate into one or more resolutions, items covering the same subject wholly or in part.  

Frame and introduce any resolution which may be considered necessary for consideration of the General body.  

Reject any motion which may be considered inconsistent with the aims and objects of the foundation or  irregular or out of order.   

Circulation of Agenda. The agenda shall be circulated to all members at least fourteen days in advance. It shall also be displayed prominently at the registered office of the foundation and it's charters, if any.   

Conduct of the AGM. The President or in his absence the vice President shall act as the chairman of the   General Body Meeting. In case both are not present, members present shall choose one of their members to be the chairman.   

Quorum for the AGM. One third of the number of members entitled to vote, present at the AGM, shall constitute the quorum for the meeting. If the quorum is not complete the meeting shall be adjourned to such time and place as the Chairman of the meeting may decide.   

Decision on Motions. Every motion submitted to the meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of equality of votes, the chairman shall have casting vote. Extraordinary General Meetings.   

Authority to Convene. The Governing council or the President may convene an extra-ordinary general meeting if considered necessary. The meeting shall also be called by the President on presentation to him of  a written requisition by not less than 30 members for considering such matters as may be specified in the  requisition.

Notice and Conduct of Meeting. The rules for the conduct of AGM shall also apply to extra-ordinary general  meeting except that the period of notice in this case shall be 30 days. The notice shall specify the specific  purpose for which the meeting is been convened and no other business other than the one notified shall be  transacted at such meeting without the sanction of the President.   

Lack of Quorum. If at the time fixed for an extra-ordinary general meeting convened on requisition ,the  quorum is not present, and the number of members present remains below the quorum for the next 60  minutes, the meeting shall, unless the Chairman decides otherwise for any reasons to be recorded,stand  dissolved.

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