Lieutenant General Gurdeep Singh relinquished the charge of Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command on superannuation today after four decades of professionally enriching experience.
During his stint as Chief of Staff of Western Command, he was a harbinger of change across the Command Theatre and Chandimandir Military Station.
The General Officer brought in a paradigm shift in most areas to include improved ecological layout of the Station, streamlining allotment of accommodation through an improved software based procedure for better satisfaction of all stake holders.
A vastly improved customer friendly SMS based complaint system with the MES and a time bound response programme was incorporated to improve the user satisfaction.
Under his stewardship, an Integrated Veterans Complex was put in place above the Command CSD Canteen with vastly improved delivery system and giving veterans a one point destination to address all their issues.
Streamlining functioning and enhancements were carried out in various Station Institutes and Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Mohali.
As the Patron he was instrumental in enhancing the functioning of all Army Public Schools in the Command Theatre as also contributed significantly towards the overall improvement of Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme.
He has contributed immensely to the streamlining of the five Army Colleges in the Command Theatre namely Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali, Army College of Nursing (ACN), Jalandhar,Army Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT), Army Institute of Education (AIE) both at Greater Noida, and Army College of Medical Sciences (ACMS), New Delhi. The General Officer has contributed significantly towards enhancing Public Utility Services for residents of Chandimandir Military Station by implementation of SMS based booking and delivery service at the Gas Agency, SMS based/ telephone booking service at Manekshaw Auditorium and introduction of Digital Cable TV services.
He was commissioned into the KUMAON Regiment in June 1977. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, the General Officer had a distinguished career spanning more than 39 years during which he tenanted various command, staff and instructional appointments. On 26 January 2016, he was awarded Param Vashist Seva Medal for distinguished Service of an exceptional order.