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Air Marshal Pratap Chandra Sharda

Service No & Branch 5752 MED MR-01472
Date of Birth: 03 Jul 1935 Commissioned: 20 Jul 1959 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1995 Superannuated Died on 29 Sep 2018 (83 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 20 Jan 1966Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1975Gp Capt : 18 Jul 1983Acting Air Cmde : 05 Sep 1988
Air Cmde : 14 Aug 1988Acting AVM : 20 Jan 1992AVM : 21 Aug 1991Air Marshal : 05 Apr 1994
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 Jul 1985 - 25 Aug 1988Gp Capt7 Air Force HospitalKanpur Commanding Officer
27 Mar 1989 - 12 Jan 1992Air CmdeAir Force Central Medical EstablishmentDelhi Air Officer Commanding
20 Jan 1992 - 05 Apr 1994AVMCommand Hospital, Air ForceBangalore Commandant
05 Apr 1994 - 31 Jul 1995Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General Medical Services (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMPratap Chandra Sharda5752 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Sharda was commissioned in the Medical Corps in July, 1959. He has held several important appointments at field and staff level with distinction. As a pioneer member and secretary of Aero Medical Society of India during 197679, his untiring efforts led to reorganization of aviation medicine as a specialty subject for the award of the highest medical degree in India. His contributions were recognized by award of Fellowship of the Society.

After obtaining post graduate degree in Hospital Administration in 1991, he was posted as Registrar of second largest Air Force Hospital in North­East. Under his stewardship, the hospital became a model for other hospitals in the area.

As Air Commodore, the Air Officer was given the command of Central Medical Establishment, where he formulated new structure and style of work and carried out an indepth review and analysis of the requirements of the users. His wide knowledge, administrative ability and sustained hard work resulted in commendable improvement in the working and performance of the Institute. His dynamism and untiring efforts reduced the time taken for completion of medical boards for candidates service personnel from 10 to 4/5 days. This resulted in significant recurring financial gain, reduced fatigue and frustration and enhanced decision making at the executive level.

Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Sharda has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19930126
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