Welcome to the TSEWA Blog


Welcome to the TSEWA Blog. Here, you will find updates on the activities of TSEWA as well as information of interest to the ESM community.

A little explanation about the various components in the blog:

If you are using a desktop or laptop, the navigation bar is seen at the top of the home page. If you are using a hand-held device like a tablet or smart phone, there will be three horizontal bars in a box. Clicking that will open up the navigation menu.

In the navigation bar, there are various buttons. “Home” takes the reader to the first page or the home page of the blog. The second is “About Us”, which contains information about the history of TSEWA and its committee members. “Join TSEWA” has the required downloadable forms and instructions to become a member of this organisation. “AFT Cases” tab contains two links – one to a table showing the latest status of the various cases filed by TSEWA or being compiled/processed; the other is a link explaining the procedure and documents for download if a veteran wishes to join any of the AFT cases. “Contact Us” gives the contact details of TSEWA as well as a form through which a reader can send a message to TSEWA.  The next button “7CPC Arrears” gives instructions about calculation of 7CPC arrears. The last tab is a link to the TSEWA website.

The first post in the main pane of the blog (after the Welcome post) is the most recent post. Only the first few lines of the post are shown. If you are interested in reading further, you need to click on the “Continue Reading” button, which will take you to the complete post. Below the post heading, you will also see the date and also who the author of the post is. You can also leave a comment about the post by clicking on the “Leave a Comment” link. A comment box will open and you can write a comment and post it. These comments can be seen by all those who read the post. When the complete post is open, above the heading you will see the category of the post. Clicking on it will bring up all posts related to that category. At the bottom of the post, there is a clickable button to move to the previous or the next post. To get back to the first or Home page, just click on the Home button on the navigation bar or the home link at the top right of the page.

The side bar is seen on the right of the reading pane, if you are using a desktop or laptop. If you are using a hand-held device like a tablet or smart phone, the sidebar will be at the bottom of the page. You can turn your tab horizontally to be able to see it on the right of the screen.

The side bar has a number of components:
There is a “Translate” box where you are prompted to choose your language in which to read the posts. One can choose from Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. Once you choose the language, the blog will get translated into that language. But please be aware that the translation is being done automatically and by a machine. There will be some, if not many mistakes in the translated matter. But we hope at least the essence of the matter will be conveyed.
Below this is the “Search” box, where a word or phrase can be entered and the search results should show up.
Below that are listed the five most “Recent posts” on the blog. Clicking on one will take you to that particular post.
Next is a drop-down box of “Categories” which can be used to search for specific categories of posts. It also shows how many posts there are in each category. By clicking on any one, all posts related to that category will be shown.
Archives” contain all the posts from each month. Clicking on a particular month will show all the messages posted in that month.
Lastly is the “Visitor counter” which tracks how many people have visited the pages on the blog.

Remember, you can always get back to the first page of the blog by clicking on the Home button, which you will find at the top of every page or the home link at the top right of the page.

Hope veterans will enjoy visiting the TSEWA Blog. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions to improve it further.

Thanks and happy reading!



  1. Der Sir/Ms
    I do not find the statement or mention of “Exemption of IT on Donation under Sec 18G of IT Dept” in the Blog. may I seek clarification please.
    With regards
    Col. Srikantha

  2. Dear Mrs. Rekha ji,
    My son was looking for the income tax exemption under IT Sec 18G, but could not find it, May I request you to tell me as to where to find it. Irrespective of it my sone will be sending the cheque.
    Col (Dr.) G B Sethi Sir,
    My son was out of the country, he has the cheque from his MIL and he should be sending it tomorrow. He is again going out of country on Sunday for a week, hopefully he should be able to send it tomorrow.
    With regards.
    With regards
    Col. Srikantha

  3. From the progress post on site about Aft 29 it is mentioned that case sent to Adv on 31/1/18 almost one year and 8 months and adv has sent notice to govt as per law. So what time limit was laid down for govt to reply and then after expiry of time limit case should be filed.

  4. Sir,
    Please post the judgement of SC about BB 2 OA 1677/2017 granting disability pension from the date of retirement.

  5. Very informative commendable job done by TSewa. Keep it up.
    Please post the latest detail of BB2 case in Supreme Court regarding grant of disability from the date of retirement.
    Thanks and regards

  6. Dear sir,
    I ex Servicemen Sep Langhu Ningamchung Anal ,i have sumited the membership form with amount regarding disability pension. But till no information from your respected AFT office. Yours Langhu Ningamchung Anal

    1. Dear Sir,
      I, Ex Lekh Bahadur Gurung (Sub Maj & Hony Lt Retd.), I have send membership form with necessary amount by cheque till date I have not received any confirmation. Please update your action.

      Thanks and regards
      Lekh Bahadur Gurung

      1. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.
        Sir, arrear and pension of pre-2006 Hon Nb Subs has not clearly mentioned in the Govt letter of dated 20.2.20 nor it is clear in pcda cir 631. PNB branch janauri is paying the only arrear up to jun,2014. Nothing else except it. Even not ready to amend the monthly pension according to a/q letters.Now what to do. After the decision of the hon court, Govt letter and pcda cir.the condition is the same.Bank’s Babus are not ready to give us arrear of pension and monthly pension of Nb sub.Pl clarify the same.Thanks to have reply soon.

  7. Dear Sir,
    The new web site is an excellent idea, meticulous efforts have created an excellent ,simple and friendly facility.


    With smart salute.

    Your’s sincerely

  8. i just returned from Delhi after helping out my nephew following a massive cardiac operation I was out of town for two years . I had applied for many AFT cases. I went through the blog so meticulously written I had no difficulty in finding my information about the AFT cases and the present position . I must really congratulate the web designer just the requirement for old hags like me winding through the Info faze and getting the information on PC. I am kind up to date and thanks for the great leadership and efforts put by the Tsewa staff and the leading president Brigadier Vidya Sagar. Congratulations once again for such a beautiful presentation.
    wg cdr s a ramaiah veteran 3238

  9. The blog is updated whenever there is some new information available. If there is no change, it means that the case has not progressed and the status remains the same. The best person to give you the latest info about the case will be the case coordinator. He will be able to tell you what is the progress and proposed further action.

  10. A very good initiative which is helpful to veterans and their families. It should be updated regularly. Thanks a lot for the good effort.
    Lt Col Angad Singh (Retd)
    TSEWA 1510

  11. Dear Mrs Rekhs Sekhri,

    I am not into blogs or fb or twitter.

    You have introduced me into the world of blog.

    So easy to maneouvre, and get to read all the blogs.

    Thank you for de-mistifying blogs.

    An excellent job done by you.

    Is it possible to have an index?

    God bless.



    1. Thank you for your kind words. Glad that this has been your introduction to social media!
      While there is no index as such, you can go to the drop down box in the left side bar and select the topic of your interest. Or you can type in a word or phrase in the search box and get what you’re looking for.
      Hope this helps.
      Rekha Sekhri

  12. Respected Rekha Sekhri Madam, We are proud of you. Your Excellent effort. With honour, respect and regards. Sergeant S A Bari

    1. Dear Ms Rekha Sekri,
      Kindly accept heartiest congratulations and our best wishes for the initiative taken by you.
      We are old and outdated ,hence the effort by you is really very nice and useful for all of us. We all thank you for the most commendable effort.
      Wishing you all the best.
      Best wishes and warmest Regards,
      Col Baldev Singh Dhillon,

  13. Heartiest Congratulations to TEAM TSEWA,if RAJPUT INFANTRYMAN takes all of us to the heights of AFT (PB ),here is GORKHA INFANTRYMAN’s Respected Lady Wife,who has taken us to the MOUNT EVEREST height in Information Technology.As brother of a GORKHA OFFICER ( though myself being a signaler ),I congratulate Madam Rekha,we are indeed ,proud of this TSEWA ( jyoti ) BLOG ,it will remain burning 24 x 7 ,like an OLYMPIC TORCH. Major Ravi Joshi M No 1593,on behalf of self,and also on behalf of CENTENARIAN PLUS ( celebrating his 101 st DIWALI in Mumbai-LT COL DAMODAR VAMAN TANKSALE tsewa M No 1594 ).

    1. BISHTJI,
      1.I want a help from you. I have a case pending in AFT KOCHI. I am stationed at Bangalore. Commuting is a problem. I need services of a lawyer conversant with ILLEGAL SUPERSESSION. One name I read in your column that Lt.Col. Latif Vadakkayil is rendering good service to T SEWA. Do you have any one known who can deal with my case at reasonable fee.

  14. Dear Smt Rekha Sekhri ji,
    In less than 12 hours about 1300 hits is he achievement of just announcement of T SEWA blog. As we keep progressing we are going to have many hits. We have to keep the content useful, important and actionable if we can retain interest. The clarifications sought by users must be given at the earliest say with in three days. If we can not give a complete solution we must give them an interim reply. The authors have now got their hands full by your blog. I am sure we all will rise to help you to make the blog the most preferred one.
    thanks once again for your relentless and painstaking efforts to see the TSEWA blog bloom
    profound regards,
    Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)
    President, T SEWA
    94931 913680

  15. This blog is much better than the on e made previously.
    I have been using WordPress blog for my own blog for more than a decade and it is much easier than many others sites.
    A big thank you to Ms Rekha Sekhari to put up this blog. Our heartiest congratulations to her for the excellent job she has done.

    Col Shiv Om Rana, Ph D
    TSEWA # 4435

  16. Madam an excellent blog created for TSEWA, easy to navigate and use. Kudos and bouquets for your efforts.
    Gp Capt M G Nori
    TSEWA 0009

  17. Dear Smt Rekha Sekhri ji,
    Words fail to thank you for your superlative effort in designing the new TSEWA blog. It is definitely better and more user friendly. The simplicity of the blog will make more users whether they are members or non members to use the blog.
    The usefulness of blog is manifested only if it informative, latest and useful to the readers. I know it is a full time job for you as an Administrator. Since you are the designer you have the knowledge to see the TSEWA blog becomes the most preferred one for all the veterans, family pensioners and even civilians who are interested to know about military.
    Thank you so much for making this blog a reality.
    Even in my dreams I could never imagine our TSEWA blog is so useful and so beautiful!
    profound regards,
    Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)
    President, TSEWA
    e-mail id:

  18. Now the site is better to navigate. Is this the place to post any new topic or article for information to veterans ?
    Or, I may be that I may be required to read all the instructions to find it probably. OR we have to register to post articles. I have registered and it will take time to process the registration
    Easy to Navigate
    With regards
    Col. Srikantha
    T SEWA 360,

    1. I am glad you are finding that the blog is better to navigate than the earlier one.By subscribing to the blog, you will get emails informing when some new post is available. You can then navigate to the blog to view the entire article.
      You may comment on any post. But if you want to post on a new topic, I am afraid that option is not available to the registered user. You may, of course, contact us using the contact form (Contact Us) and we can perhaps manage it.
      Team TSEWA

  19. Dear Ms. Rekha ji,
    It is unfortunate that we discovered you so late, we did not have to go to distant places & request people to create Blog for TSEWA when we have a talent in house. It is an extremely good job & in due course it will become a real source if communications within & out of TSEWA for the benefit of our fraternity.
    I must compliment you on behalf of all the members of Executive committee in particular & TSEWA members in general.
    With Regards,
    Col Dr GB Sethi
    Gen Secretary TSEWA
    TSEWA 58

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Developing this blog has been a learning experience for me, since I have no formal training in computers. I shall be gratified if it is useful to the Veteran community.

  20. Dear Rekha Sekhari madam,
    We TSEWAKs are proud of you, you are doing a lot for us for which we are haighly thankful to you.

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