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Air Commodore Shreepad Achyut Ranade

Service No & Branch 3992 ACCTS
Date of Birth: 12 Sep 1928 Commissioned: 01 Dec 1950 Course: 3 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1983 Died on 02 Dec 2018 (90 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Dec 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1973Acting Gp Capt : 09 Oct 1978Gp Capt : 18 Sep 1979
Acting Air Cmde : 10 Aug 1983Air Cmde : 10 Aug 1983
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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

- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Force Group Insurance Society)
10 Aug 1983 - 30 Sep 1983Air CmdeAir Force Central Accounts OfficeNew Delhi Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptShreepad Achyut Ranade3992 ACCTAward Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Group Captain Shreepad Achyut Ranade was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December, 1950. During his long Air Force career he has held posts of Assistant Director (Stores) in DR&DL, Command Accounts Officer, HQ Western Air Command and Director of Air Force Group Insurance.

As Director of Air Force Group Insurance Group Captain Ranade set about the job with total dedication and made it his purpose to improve the functioning of the Society and the Services it renders to its members.

He was the first to initiate the deposits in Public Sector undertakings, which gave a return of 40% above deposits in banks. With painstaking care the officer collected and sifted data and worked out the details of Post Retirement Insurance Scheme, 1981 and the enhanced Insurance Scheme, 1982 both of which have been heartily welcomed by members thus meeting a much­felt need. Deeply concerned over the lot of members and their families who due to unfortunate circumstances become ineligible to the benefit of Group Insurance Scheme, the Officer set up an Ex­gratia Award Fund to give succour to these disabled personnel and bereaved families. He also rationalised the internal processes of the Society so that survival benefit is paid to a member on the last day of his service and the TB patients are paid disability benefits before they leave hospitals.

Group Captain Shreepad Achyut Ranade has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19830126
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