Group Captain Ashok Kumar is posted as President of Central Airman Selection Board since 01 July 97. With his single minded devotion he has improved and stream lined within a short period the procedure of conducting recruitment rallies in remote and inaccessible areas. This has ensured equitable geographical representation of prospective candidates in the Indian Air Force. A total of 25 such rallies were conducted during the year 1998, attracting a large number of candidates from remote areas. Group Captain Ashok Kumar has also been instrumental in reviewing the existing policies and Air Force Orders on airman selection procedure. He also ensured an optimum utilisation of available resources to generate a large question papers bank.
Group Captain Ashok Kumar is an excellent manager of human resources and inspires a sense of satisfaction and commitment amongst personnel to achieve set targets.
For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Ashok Kumar.