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Air Commodore Ajit Kumar Banerji

Service No 3912 Branch AE(M)

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Date of Birth: 06 May 1929
Date Commissioned 15 Jul 1950 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1981
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 31 Jul 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969Acting Gp Capt : 06 Jan 1975Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975
Acting Air Cmde : 21 May 1979Air Cmde : 21 May 1979
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAjit Kumar Banerji3912 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
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Group Captain Ajit Kumar Banerji (3912) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of the Indian Air Force on 15th July, 1950.

After completing a long and highly successful tenure as directing staff in the Institute of Defence Management, in February, 1974 he was posted to Air Force Technical College to fill the post of Chief Instructor. Because of his exceptional sense of duty and personal involvement within a short period of time, he had a firm grip on all the teaching departments, along with their associated problems. He was thus able to lay the foundation for ushering in the new training concepts and systems, at this College. On 6th January, 1975, he was posted as Officer in-charge Faculty of Management Studies and Advanced Technology, Air Force Station, Jalahalli. He set about his task with determination and vigour and his performance as an instructor has been of the highest order.

In addition to teaching three different subjects for the Senior Technical Officers' Management Course, he continually applied himself to improve the mode of training on this course. He introduced to important changes i.e., the introduction of the 'Inter­establishment Comparison' as a modification of the older in­plant visit discussions, and the 'In­basket exercises.' The latter particularly involved heavy work for preparation of the settings for the exercises. He has progressively introduced many other changes also which have enhanced the value of the course considerably.

He has taken a keen and personal interest in the managerial project studies of the courses and as a result motivated the participants to give off their best and produce excellent project study reports. In addition, he has always been a most valuable adviser to the Air Officer Commanding Jalahalli, in all matters of administration and in particular training management.

Earlier, as a Directing Staff at the Institute of Defence Management, Secunderabad, he helped in the build up of that institution from scratch. He had the distinction of being a member of the first managerial Consultancy undertaken by the Institute of Defence Management at Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, Kanpur Division.

Group Captain Ajit Kumar Banorji has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19760126