Wing Commander Amit Tyagi (17654) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned on 30 Aug 1984 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. During his distinguished career of 20 years, he has held various key appointments including that of Chief Instructor TETTRA (Kiran), Senior Project Engineer at CSDO (Dett) and Chief Engineering Officer at Air Force Station New Delhi. He has been commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 2001. He has been functioning as Chief Engineering Officer of Air Force Station New Delhi since 17 Jun 02. As Chief Instructor in Kiran/HPT-32 Tetra School, Wg Cdr Tyagi contributed immensely towards formulation of aircraft servicing and training schedules, which helped overcome maintenance problems and enhanced serviceability at various flying training schools. He was also involved in revision of maintenance schedule of Kiran/HPT-32 aircraft in record time at Central Servicing Development Organisation (CSDO). During the last four years, both as Station Technical Officer (Mechanical Transport) [STO(MT)] and Chief Engineering Officer, he has been associated with the largest MT section of Indian Air Force. His zeal and untiring efforts has ensured 98% and above serviceability of 480 vehicles covering 5 lakhs Kms per month. Such a high serviceability is all the more creditable when 65% of the fleet is more than ten-year vintage. Various in house facilities like overhauling of engines, painting bay, upholstery shop, have produced a high standard of workmanship to the satisfaction of users. With extremely effective Local Purchase control, he has brought the savings to tune of 42% from 122 lakhs in 1999-2000 to 71 lakhs in 2002-2003. Radio Trunking System (RTS) introduced in March 2002 in petrol vehicles was extended to diesel vehicles in September 2003. A better coordination and reduction to two lakh kilometers in overhaul running of vehicles has been achieved. His ingenuity of locally modified school transports, as per Supreme Court orders, has halved the cost of modification from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 10,000/- per vehicle. Twelve such vehicles, which were less than 10 years old, have been modified. All the IAF units have been advised by Air HQ to follow this modification. Under his dedicated leadership, 30 vehicles were prepared for UN Mission to Congo within a short span of 40 days. The workmanship was highly appreciated by UN Inspectors. The performance of MT section at AFND was adjudged as 94% during the annual inspection in December 2003, which is an all time high record. The user satisfaction has always remained upper most in his mind.
For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Amit Tyagi.