In a message, Indian Air Force (IAF) has asked its officers and air warriors not to approach VVIPs and VIPs for postings.
In its recent circular, the IAF told its personnel to refrain from approaching VVIPs and VIPs to affect matters related to their postings in the service.
“This is a routine general advisory issued by the IAF. It was not instigated by any particular incident in the recent past,” said IAF spokesperson Flight Lieutenant Priya Joshi.
“Such things are even discussed and conveyed to officers and troops at the welfare meetings that take place at unit level,” she added.
Joshi said that the IAF has well-established procedures in the service for ‘redressal of grievances for putting across one’s view to higher echelons’.
She said that writing directly to VVIPs for seeking favours was deemed to be an unauthorised channel of approach and seeking such direct interventions amounted to bypassing laid down channels and exerting undue pressure on decision-making authorities.