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Air Vice Marshal Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi

Service No & Branch 5814 LGS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Dec 1958 Course: 18 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1993 Superannuated
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Fg Offr : 30 Dec 1961Gp Capt : 14 Jan 1985Air Cmde : 09 Dec 1991AVM : 01 Jul 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

26 Feb 1984 - 16 Jun 1985Gp Capt24 Equipment DepotManauri Commanding Officer
- 31 Oct 1993AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Logistics
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrShishir Kumar Chaturvedi5814 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Squadron Leader Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December 1959. He held a number of important appointments including those of Senior Logistics Officer of No. 36 Equipment Depot. In addition, he also commanded an Equipment Depot during its formative stages. He as commended by AOC-in-C Maintenance Command in 1972 and by Chief of Air Staff in 1974 for his outstanding professional skill.

Squadron Leader Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi is presently commanding an Air Store Park. As commanding Officer Squadron Leader Chaturvedi displayed singular drive and high professional acumen in improving the administrative and functional efficiency of the unit. By his persistent endeavour, he was able to start a full fledged Kendriya Vidyalaya from 1 Apr 76 and also got sanction for a permanent Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sep 77. The Unit had practically no facilities for sports. In 1975, a football ground was prepared with the help of local PWD and "Shramdan". This gave a big fillip to the sports activities specially in football. The unit has been annexing the District Football Championship for the last three consecutive years.

Since there was no Senior Admin Officer established at the Unit, all works services had to be planned, processed and progressed by the Commanding Officer himself. During the last two and a half years, works services costing 14 lakhs have been planned and progressed personally by this officer. Considerable quantity of explosive stores had to be moved during the year 1977-78 from and to operating Units. Squadron Leader Chaturvedi accomplished the task of moving huge quantities of explosives with meticulous plan ning without disrupting the normal function of the unit. By his personal endeavour the number of audit objections has been reduced by more than half-from 77 in 1975-76 to 31 in 1977-78. Here again he displayed outstanding professional ability, drive and devotion to duty. In recognition of the good administrative performance of the Unit, his unit was awarded the Trophy for the `Best Administered Unit' for the year 1977.

Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi has rendered distinguished service of a high order for which Rashtrapati is pleased to award his Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 54 ASP
Reference : GoI19790126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMShishir Kumar Chaturvedi5814 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi has displayed a singular drive and professional acumen in improving administrative and functional efficiency while he was commanding an Equipment Depot during its formative stage. As CLMO Headquarters Central Air Command, the Air Officer guided and coordinated activities in all the dependent bases contributing to the highest operational preparedness of the Air Force as a whole. He evolved effective guidelines and methodologies to improve the supply effectively from mother depots to the far flung bases. By compartmentalizing the various specializations he streamlined the working to ensure better control and coordination.

The Air Officer, during his tenure as Director of Stores during 1991­92, planned, processed and progressed all the provisioning activities in the most professional manner, thereby achieving optimum supply effectiveness for all ranges of clothing stores, ration items, petrol, oil and lubricants. With his expertise on fuel and knowledge on various items of petrol AVSM 1994 and lubricant he found out the corresponding western substitutes for Russian oils, resulting in colossal saving of foreign exchange in procuring the POL from sources abroad.

On assuming charge as Member (Air) Surplus Stores Disposal Committee, AVM SK Chaturvedi immersed himself in organizing global sales towards speedy disposal of inactive Air Force inventory. The sale was a resounding success wherein 30 tenders were sold at cost of US$ 0.6 million.

AVM SK Chaturvedi, VSM rose to the apex of logistics officer's career as Air Staff (Logistics) and in a short span, he underlined the needs of logistics discipline wherein he had set an example for other officers to emulate.

Air Vice Marshal Shishir Kumar Chaturvedi VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19940126
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