|Date of Birth:||18 Dec 1935|
|Date Commissioned||01 Dec 1961||Course||19 DEO Course|
|Service End||Retired on 15 Mar 1989|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Ganaprakasam James Williams||6383 AE(M)||Award Date 26 Jan 1986||Announced 26 Jan 1986|
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Wing Commander Ganaprakasam James Williams (6383) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in Dec 1961. He passed out of Air Force Technical College as the "Best in Aeronautical Engineering" of the course. He held various key appointments viz. Engineering Officer, Flight Engineer, Chief Engineering Officer, Officer Commanding Repair & Salvage Unit and Staff posts in Command and Air Headquarters with distinction. In the past, he was commended by Chief of the Air Staff in 1977 and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters Maintenance Command in 1971.
On being posted as Chief Planning & Coordinating Officer at a Base Repair Depot in Feb 83, he reorganized the complete planning Wing to make it goal oriented. In material planning, he ensured that all the daily requirement of spares (Consumable Automatic Replenishment System, Rotables etc) were packed in a kit as per the worksheet relating in that particular day's job and were made available to the technician before the commencement of the work. For this purposed he put the concept of kit marshalling into a real practice. Needless to mention that the depot could complete the full task well in advance and the entire credit for this goes to the unending efforts of Wg Cdr Williams.
For effective utilization of resources - men, material and machines - Wg Cdr Williams devised a system of quarterly forecasting, monthly planning and weekly schedule of production. Each schedule was daily monitored and re-scheduled to meet the available resources. This has paid a very high dividend in terms of depot morale since the technicians are fully aware of what they are required to produce and are fully equipped with these resources.
To keep the production going inspite of the difficulty in obtaining spares from abroad, Wing Commander Williams made a special drive in indigenous substitution of imported items. A special mention is made about his achievement in regard to Rubber items and Aircraft General Stores items.
It has been due to the efforts of Wg Cdr Williams, his intelligence and creative ideas that the Depot has been completing the full task since the time he has been posted to this Depot. He set a personal example of dedication and hard work which resulted in inspiration and enthusiasm to all the personnel of this Depot. His motivating techniques resulted in fulfillment of task which was instrumental in getting this Depot the "Best BRD" Trophy in 1984.
For his outstanding contribution and selfless devotion to duty of a high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Ganaprakasam James Williams.
|Reference : GoI19860126|