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Air Commodore Edavan Pulichereth Padmaraj Nambiar

Service No & Branch 16886 ACCTS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jun 1982 Course: 70 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2016
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 04 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 28 Jan 2002Gp Capt : 01 May 2009Gp Capt : 04 Jun 2008
Air Cmde : 01 Jul 2011
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 May 2000 - 01 Jun 2004Wg CdrAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore DS and CI
01 Jun 2004 - 01 Mar 2007Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi JD (Accounts)
01 Mar 2007 - 01 Mar 2008Gp CaptMONUCCongo OiC Accounts
01 Oct 2008 - 01 Jun 2010Gp CaptEastern Air CommandShillong Cmd Accounts Officer
01 Jul 2010 - 01 Jun 2010Gp CaptAir Force Central Accounts OfficeDelhi Director (Plan & Co-ord)
01 Jul 2011 - 01 Mar 2013Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Finance Planning)
01 Apr 2013 - 31 Aug 2016Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Force Group Insurance Society)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptEdavan Pulichereth Padmaraj Nambiar16886 ACCTAward Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Group Captain EP Padmaraj Nambiar (16886) Accounts is posted as C Accts 0 of HQ EAC since 30 Oct 08. Immediately after assuming charge he took stock of the situation and initiated qualitative changes in the organizational structure. He instilled a profound sense of commitment and superior work ethos amongst officers and staff of the Section. Gp Capt Nambiar by virtue of his unflinching commitment thorough knowledge of professional policies and complete involvement brought about a noticeable transformation. Performance and utilization of all available resources was reviewed and optimized. He motivated and guided by his personal example and constructive supervision. The officer himself dealt with all problematic and complex issues. The Key Result Areas (KRA)of the Command Accts Section and all the 23 Self-Accounting Units (SAUs) of EAC were clearly defined. The KRAs ensured better human resource development, optimised utilisation of budgetary allocations, error free accounting services, effective supervision of NPFs and minimizing audit objections. Further adherence to time-frames allowed timely inputs to AFCAO and 100% implementation of the New Pension Scheme. The officer rendered very constructive and pragmatic advice on all the financial and accounting matters at HQ EAC. He studied all policy matters and promptly took-up many cases with Air HQ for review of all ambiguous and contentious policies. One of the most challenging tasks was to reduce audit objection from over 2500 to 190 by 30 Jun 09. He achieved this impossible target well before the stipulated date. This was possible due to acumen and leadership skills. The officer has shown high capability to effectively apply his experience gained as Joint Director (Accts) and JD (Fin P) at Air HQ. His sustained achievements have earlier been commended by the CAS in 1995. In recognition of the very high order of dedication, consistent professional commitment, quantifiable excellence and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain EP Padmaraj Nambiar. Group Captain LS Bachher (16995) Flying (Pilot) Group Captain LS Bachher (16995) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot in the flying branch on 29 Dec 82. He is on the posted strength of Directorate of Intelligence since 08 Jun 09. He is a qualified flying instructor with approx 3300 hrs of flying to his credit. He has been commended thrice by the Chief of the Air Staff for devotion to duty and contribution to Flight Safety. Additionally, he was commended by CISC for his valued contribution in Defence Intelligence Agency, during his tenure as Director (West) in IDS. In 1999, he was solely responsible for unprecedented safe recovery of a Mig-23BN aircraft in emergency by providing valuable instructions as Senior Flying Supervisor. The innovative method of recovering an aircraft in distress was highly appreciated at all levels. The Pilot Orders and Standard Operating Procedures for Mig-23 & Mig-27 aircraft were amended accordingly. Some more aircraft were subsequently recovered with this new procedure, thereby saving precious lives and aircraft. During his tenure as Station Commander Allahabad, the station maintained a clean flight safety record despite ab-initio flying training being undertaken at the base. A number of works services undertaken for change over from Fixed wing (HPT-32) to Rotary wing were completed in a record time due to close supervision and his personal involvement. This effort of the station was recognised and duly acknowledged by HQ Training Command as this enabled changeover of training pattern in time without disturbing the Air Force training schedule. In the current assignment as Director (Counter Intelligence and Security), he has led his directorate from the front. Despite Counter Intelligence (Cl) being an entirely new field for him, he very quickly adapted to the nuances of Air Force Liaison Unit (AFLU) operations and has brought about remarkable qualitative improvement in their functioning. IAPs and Manuals on Cl and Security that were long overdue for revision have been revised. He undertook the daunting task to create Cl awareness among Air Force personnel across the IAF for which he travelled the length and breadth of the country and conducted Cl awareness lectures sensitising over 25000 personnel. His penchant for promoting Cl awareness was aptly displayed when he took immense initiative in getting appropriate and relevant Cl posters published for distribution among all AF Units, Sister Services and Sister Intelligence Agencies. This rare initiative would prove to be a force multiplier in overall Cl endeavours of the IAF. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain LS Bachher.
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