|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||07 Jul 1980||Course||18 AEC Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jan 2012|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Kameshwar Jha||16169 AE(M)||Award Date 26 Jan 2003||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
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Wing Commander Kameshwar Jha (16169) AE (M) was commissioned on 07 Jul 1980 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. In 22 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Chief Engineering Officer of a Helicopter Base and Officer in Charge of Aircraft Specialist Vehicle Depot. He has been Chief Engineering Officer of Air Force Station, New Delhi (AFND) since 03 Jul 2000.
As the Chief Engineering Officer of a Mi-17 Helicopter Unit in Eastern Sector in 1994, he overcame all odds to achieve 100% aircraft serviceability from 45% within one year, for which he was awarded Commendation by the Chief of the Air Staff. During 1996-98, as head of the overhaul line of Aircraft Specialist Vehicles at a Base Repair Depot, due to nonavailability of spares from Russia, he embarked upon indigenisation of critical spares by tapping the expertise in the civil sector. As a result, for the first time the Base Repair Depot was able to surpass its allotted task. During 1999-2000, as Deputy Director Mechanical Transport at Air Headquarters, he successfully carried out indigenisation of hydraulic trolleys for Mirage 2000 and Su-30 aircraft, air-conditioning trolleys for Su-30 aircraft, mobile airfield compressors and Russian Ural engines.
With his foresight, perseverance and able guidance to his subordinates, he has given an impetus to technical activities in every field and established high standards of maintenance discipline at AFND. He has been able to improve mechanical Transport (MT) Serviceability state from 90% to near 100% on sustained basis. This is a very laudable feat, considering the fact that the Station has the largest MT fleet of nearly 500 vehicles in the IAF. With close monitoring and reduced dependency on local market repairs, he was able to carry out substantial reduction in MT expenditure. In the last two years, the MT expenditure has been brought down from Rs. 120 lakhs to Rs. 76 lakhs; a reduction of 37%. Further, despite the fact that the total mileage done by the vehicles was enormous, there were no accidents. Under the able leadership of Wg Cdr Jha, the Station MT Section has been adjudged the best MT Section for the year 2001-02.
For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Kameshwar Jha.
|Unit : AFS New Delhi|
|Reference : GoI20030126|