Air Cmde V Shanmugham (9250) Accounts was commissioned in Accounts Branch on 23 Dec 64 and since then has held various appointments with distinction such as Command Accountant Officer, Joint Director Accounts at Air HQ, Controller of Accounts in the Ministry of Labour and presently working as Director, AF Group Insurance.
During his stay at AFCAO, he was responsible for revamping and fine tuning of manual as well as computerised Pay Accounting system of over 1.5 lakh personnel of Air Force. As a Controller of Accounts in the Ministry of Labour, he was responsible for the budgeting, enforcement of financial canons and compilation of 350 crore allotment.
Air Cmde Shanmugham took over the task of managing an AFGIS corpus of Rs. 450 crores during Dec 96, at a crucial stage when all the running schemes were under review for enhancement and the portfolio management was under critical scrutiny for its non performing assets. He took over the responsibility with zeal and enthusiasm, despite various constraints. After due deliberation and review he gave a final shape for launching the revised/enhanced schemes wef 01 Apr 97. On the other hand due to his untiring efforts coupled with deftness, he has brought down the state of non performing assets to a manageable figure.
For his exemplary leadership, unflinching devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Air Commodore V. Shanmugham.