Group Captain Praduman Singh (14513) Lgs was commissioned on 16 Jun 76 in the Logistics Branch of IAF. In 30 years of distinguished service he has held field and staff appointments that include Senior Logistics Officer at two Fighter Wings, computerized AOG Monitoring system at Air HQs, JD Eng Jaguar at Air HQ, CLMO SWAC, and PD Prov at Air HQs in the new AOL concept.
Group Captain Praduman Singh has been on the posted strength of an Air Storage Park (ASP) since 29 Aug 05. On taking over as JD Eng Jaguar (Q) in Aug 2000, the officer was assigned the task of improving the low aircraft serviceability by streamlining Jaguar aircraft spare provisioning and procurement system and make the AOG spares quickly available. He streamlined the system to procure AOG spares on fast track through Air AttachÃÂ© London and critical spares from HAL out of their stock reserved for production of aircraft which reflected in considerable improvement in Jaguar fleet serviceability. He undertook the task of sale and transfer of spare valued at 16.82 Crores to HAL from an Equipment Depot in 2001. These spares which were held as non moving with IAF since inception of Jaguar aircraft in 1978-80 were gainfully utilized towards manufacture of 17 twin seater aircraft by HAL.
In the ACAS (Lgs) sub branch during 1999-2000 the issue that was resolved with his deep involvement includes vacation of Supreme Court ruling on Dunlop Calcutta Factory resulting in release and collection of much needed aircraft tyres on AOG for MiG21, AN-32 and other fleet of aircraft. In the present appointment of Commanding Officer, ASP which is a sensitive explosive depot in Delhi area, the officer commanded the Station exceptionally well by focusing and showing quality improvement in three areas viz. functional efficiency, security and morale of the Station. The salient highlight of his achievement are vacation of stay order from District Court Gurgaon and regaining control of Air Force land in use by private nursery owners, procurement of mechanical sweeping equipment thereby reducing manual efforts by 75% for cleaning of large explosive store houses, system of timely preventive maintenance of building by MES, sanction and start of construction of 10 WWR new explosives sheds and issue of NOC by MoD for construction of HUDA Golf Course on restricted belt of 900 meters around ammunition depot to resolve the long outstanding issue of unauthorized constructions around explosive perimeter fencing.
For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal1 to Group Captain Praduman Singh.