| Group Captain Palvinder Singh (17892) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller in Administrative branch on 14 June 85. In over 27 years service, he has held several key appointments at operational bases, Staff in Services Selection Boards and staff appointments at Air HQ. Presently, he is the Chief Administrative Officer at Air Force Station Jamnagar since 04 Aug 11. He is a highly motivated Administrative Officer, who has constantly exhibited a very high degree of professionalism. Through judicious use of Non Public Funds, Work Services and Public Funds, he has renovated and created various facilities at Air Force Station Jamnagar that have enhanced the quality of life of all Air Warriors. Numerous administrative measures introduced by him have helped save precious man-hours. While improving quality of life and providing good administration he has been very cost conscious and maintained a healthy growth of Non Public Funds. Through implementation of various administrative measures and installations of electricity saving devices, he has ensured savings on the electricity tariff. The officer developed a method of 'packing' the soil and has used it to good use for laying of concrete interconnecting paths to all the vital locations of airfield. His personal guidance and involvement have manifested in bringing up a model Air Traffic Control Tower and ideal squadron complex for Jaguar and MiG-29 units. Jamnagar is classified as an arid zone with high sodium silicate content in soil and has been perpetually affected by water scarcity. Gp Capt P Singh took it up as mission and planned and came up with an unique sewage treatment plant (STP). This STP water is extensively piped to huge patches of arboricultural lands, again developed under his guidance. His contributions were appreciated and the overall excellence of general administration of the station was recognized when AF Stn Jamnagar was adjudged 'Best in Administration in SWAC. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Palvinder Singh.