Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 2 BRD

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 2 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Jagdish Chandra Sengupta 3657 F(P)Unit : 2 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 71 Announced 26 Jan 71
Details :

Group Captain Jagdish Chandra Sengupta (3657) General Duties (Pilot) was com missioned in the Indian Air Force was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in September, 1949. After completing a tour in operational units, he qualified as a flying instructor and carried out instructional duties with distinction for a number of years. Thereafter, he held several important flying appointments, including that of a Squadron Commander. Till recently he was in command of an important repair depot.

As Officer Commanding the depot, Wing Commander Sengupta fostered a feeling of spirit-de-corps amongst his men. Through able leadership and sustained hard work, he was able to double the annual production rate. He was also quick to realize that to sustain a substantial increase in production, it will be necessary to plan production on scientific basis. He, therefore, laid down guide-lines for controlled production and planning and introduced modern methods of programme evaluation. This achievement is all the more commendable because Wing Commander Sengupta had no previous experience in the management of large technical organization, such as the depot.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1971 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Sgt Chelat Xavier Mathappan 200759 ORUnit : 2 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 73 Announced 26 Jan 73
Details :

200759 Flight Sergeant Chelat Xavier Mathappan Fitter 1 was enrolled in the Indian Air Force in March, 1947. During his tenure at a Repair Depot he has been personally responsible for designing and manufacturing a fixture for repair of outer cylinder of Harvard aircraft main oleo, when the supply of this part from abroad was taking an abnormally long time. The required outer cylinders are now being reused resulting in recurring saving of valuable foreign exchange. He also modified an Alloute engine driven pump test rig to utilize Harvard aircraft and for Bell helicopter components as well. In addition, he established testing facilities for Bell helicopter power cylinders.

During the period November-December, 1971 there was pressing demand for hydraulic components for front line aircraft for which the Depot is designated repair agency. By working long hours, day and night, he boosted the production to Qty. 200 components per month against a normal production of 80-90 components. His personal example and dedication to duty, initiative and keenness has been a great source of inspiration to men working with him.

In carrying out his duties, Flight Sergeant Chelat Xavier Mathappan has displayed a very high standard of professional skill and initiative, and thus rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 22 Jun 1973 Number: 

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