Awardee List for the 412 AFS New Delhi

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 2 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Navjodh Singh 19096 AE(M)Unit : AFS New Delhi  Award Date 26 Jan 08 Announced 26 Jan 08
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Wing Commander Navjodh Singh (19096) AE (M) was commissioned on 07 Sep 87 in the AE (M) Branch of 1AF. He has been posted as Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) of AF Station, New Delhi since 08 May 06. During his distinguished career, he has held many important appointments i.e. AD in Dte of Engg (D) at Air HQ, STO of AN-32 Sqns, Senior Engineer of AN-32 aircraft in Wing and Sqn Cdr of Rotables Production Sqn at a BRD. He was commended by CAS on 26 Jan 99 for his outstanding contribution to AN-32 fleet.

He has resolved critical problems of AN32 fleet like deterioration of NLG parts and failure of hydraulic pumps. He brought out the inherent design lacuna in existing AN-32 hydraulic system and proposed modification of hydraulic system which was well appreciated by CEMILAC and RCMA (K) and was immediately cleared for implementation. Already three aircraft are flying with modifications proposed by him. He has also formulated reclamation technology of AN-32 NLG spares which has given enormous confidence in formulation of indigenized overhaul technology at the BRD.

Presently, he is the CEO, of AF Station New Delhi which has the largest MT fleet in IAF. His untiring efforts have ensured 99.5% serviceability of 500 vehicles covering 76 lakh kms per annum. He ensured this by modernizing MTR&S, introducing pneumatic power tools on all working Stations, installation of modern test equipments like Automatic Tyre changer, Paint Drier, Air conditioner leak tester, Alternator test rig and Radiator cap tester etc. Various in house facilities in MT like overhauling of engines, denting/painting bay and upholstery shop, have produced a high standard of workmanship which have been well appreciated by the users. To further increase serviceability and to avoid possibility of use of spurious spare parts he introduced system of procuring spare parts from OEM like Maruti Udyog, Hindustan Motors and Swaraj Mazda. He has also computerized MT documentation and detailing procedure to ensure efficient functioning, monitoring of movement of vehicles & provide maximum user satisfaction. Under his able leadership, Station MT was assessed at 96%, which is highest ever by DMT during annual inspection of 412 Stn MT.

Wg Cdr Navjodh Singh with his exceptional professional knowledge, welfare oriented approach, excellent leadership qualities and positive attitude is a perfect Air warrior and a role model for others to emulate.

For his engineering acumen, firm allegiance to service objectives and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Navjodh Singh.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2008 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Biju Kiliyileth Easo Jacob 21917 EDNUnit : AFS New Delhi  Award Date 26 Jan 08 Announced 26 Jan 08
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Wing Commander Biju Jacob Kiliyileth Easo (21917) Edn was commissioned on 13 Jun 92. During the past he has held the appointments of Senior Education Officer in Base Repair Depot and Instructor in various Training Establishments which impart training to Officers and Airmen in initial stages. Presently he is on the posted strength of AF Stn New Delhi and functioning as the Secretary, Akash AF Offrs' Mess, a premier institution of IAF.

As Mess Secretary, he has shown professional excellence of a very high order. With a dedicated approach and total involvement, he has been able to successfully organize all the banquets for visiting Indian & foreign dignitaries, Vice President & Raksha Mantri and formal functions during AF Commanders' conference and 1AF Mahotsav. The high standards achieved, speak of the tremendous involvement and professional approach of the officer towards the assigned goals. With sustained hard work and zeal, he has been able to successfully conduct in house advanced training programme for the cooks from various AF Stations in Indian, Chinese & Continental cuisines. Through his relentless efforts, he has ensured high quality of catering services for all the mess functions, which has been highly appreciated at various forums.

During his tenure in Akash Mess, he was actively involved in clearing the observations raised by NDMC and obtaining the NOC and completion certificate of the mess building. He was also instrumental in the activation of the dedicated power station of the mess. His proactive and pragmatic approach towards betterment of facilities in the mess resulted in installation of RO water purifying system, air-conditioners in all transit rooms, additional stand by power back up, multi-gym, coin operated STD booth, heavy duty washing machines, coffee/tea vending machines etc. His dedicated and unstinted efforts have strengthened the system to such an extent that today the catering services in the mess are being provided at a very competitive and economical rate. His personal involvement has ensured steady growth of the NPF. He has constructively contributed towards the growth of the mess investments to the tune of Rs 2.6 crore.

An excellent officer with impeccable integrity he has always exhibited a positive attitude in extending a helping hand to all others for improvement in quality of life. While maintaining vibrant relations with all personnel, he extended expeditious and spon taneous support whenever required by them.

For distinguished service of high order and his tireless zeal, dedication, devotion and sustained efforts towards achievement of Air Force tasks, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Biju Jacob Kiliyileth Easo.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2008 Number: 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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