Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Corporate Office

BBMB is headed by a Whole Time Chairman and two Whole Time Members i.e. Member (Irrigation) and Member (Power) who head the Irrigation and Power Wings of BBMB respectively. The Financial Adviser & CAO heads the Finance and Accounts Wing of BBMB.

Secretary and Special Secretary assist the Chairman and the Whole Time Members of BBMB in the normal working of the Board.

  • Er. Harminder Singh Chugh

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh Member (Power)

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh

    Member (Power)

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh joined as Chief Engineer/System Operation, BBMB, Chandigarh on 05-07-2018 from PSPCL, Patiala. Born on 05-10-1962. Passed B.Sc. Engg.(Mechanical) from RECK (Presently known as NIT Kurukshetra) in the year 1984 and did post graduate diploma in Marketing Management from "IGNOU" University. Joined PSEB (now PSPCL) in the year 1985.

    Having more than 33 years of service experience in PSPCL in various capacities from 22.05.1985 comprising all aspects of Generation, Distribution & Transmission organization. Out of 33 years of service in PSPCL & in BBMB till date, about 25 years of experience is in Generation organization. Detail of experience in brief is as below:-
    1) Served in Transmission Organization in PSPCL for about 3 years (1985 to 1988) as Assistant Engineer. Looked after planning, monitoring & allocation of funds for Transmission & Sub Station works.

    2) Served in Distribution organization of PSPCL for about 5 years as Assistant Engineer.

    3) Served in Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar for about 20 years w.e.f. 1993 to 2012 in various capacities as AEE, Sr. XEN & Superintending Engineer and dealt with Operation of GGSSTP Units, Operation & Mtc. of PLC & pneumatic system of Dry Fly Ash Handling System, Operation & Mtc. of FSSS system, Measurement system & lnterlock system of 210 MW units of GGSSTP.

    4) Served as S.E./Tech. to Director/Generation, PSPCL for about  1½ years and worked in close coordination with all the Chief Engineers under Director/Generation and helped in decision making process.

    5) Served as Dy. CE/Fuel, PSPCL, Patiala for about 3 years and dealt with all the issues relating to arrangement of coal for PSPCL Thermal Power Stations. Responsible for getting requisite clearances/licences for operation of Pachwara Central Coal Mine. Responsible for preparation & publication of Bid documents for selection of MDO for operation of Pachwara Central Coal mine.

    6) Served as Chief Engineer/OSD to CMD, PSPCL from 03.05.2018 to 03.07.2018. Assisted CMD, PSPCL on Establishment & Technical issues. Serving as CE/S.O. in BBMB,Chandigarh w.e.f. 05-07-1 8.

    1. Commissioning of PLC & Pneumatic System of Dry Fly Ash Handling System of GGSSTP and SCADA based lnterlock System of ABB Make of Stage-l of GGSSTP.

    2. Had visited KWS Power Tech Training Centre Germany during March,2006 for attending advance training programme for Executive Engineer (Maintenance).

  • Sh. Sanjay Srivastava (Additional Charge)

    Sh. Sanjay Srivastava (Additional Charge) Member (Irrigation)

    Sh. Sanjay Srivastava (Additional Charge)

    Sh. Sanjay Srivastava (Additional Charge)

    Member (Irrigation)

    Sh. Sanjay Srivastava, an eminent engineer from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has joined as Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on 11th November, 2020. Additionally, Sh. Sanjay Srivastava, Chairman/BBMB also assumed the current charge of the post of Member/Irrigation, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMBon 05th January, 2021.

    Shri Sanjay Srivastava is an Engineering Services officer of UPSC 1987 exam and allocated Central Power Engineering Services cadre, joined Hydro wing of Central Electricity Authority as Asst. Director (Group A).  He has almost 32 years of service thereon covering various aspects of Hydro & EHV transmission sectors like design & engg., technical spec.& bidding, Renovation & Moderanisation of old HEPs, site issues during construction/O&M, contractual issues, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), technology upgradation, policy Issues, failure/disaster investigations, TBCB, formulation of Regulations & Codes, R&D activities, Make-in India, standardization aspects, VIP & Parliamentary matters, interaction with State utilities, etc. He did his engineering from YMCA Institute of Engg. (now J.C.Bose University) Faridabad, AMIE(Elect.), M.E(Elect.) from Delhi College of Engg. (Now DTU), recipient of offer for 18 month post-masters study at Kobe University under Japanese Govt MONBUSHO Scholarship.

    From Astt. Director to Chief Engineer (in scale 15), empaneled for Joint Secretary GoI, he was involved with many mega Hydro Projects of India & Bhutan i.e. Nathpa-Jhakri (1500MW), Tehri HEP (1000MW), Tehri PSP(1000MW), Koteshwar HEP (400MW), Rampur HEP (412MW), Tala HEP (1020MW), Punatsangchhu-I&II (1200MW&1020MW) Bhutan, Lakhwar MPP (300MW) UK, New Umtru(40MW) & Ganol (22.5MW) Meghalaya, 420kV GIS sub-station at Jigmeling, Bhutan. He was deputed to Tala HEP (1020MW), Bhutan for 3 years where he was involved in project construction activities. Experience of dealing with World Bank funded projects & international experts/consultants, handled World Bank transfer of technology project (hydro), preparation / vetting of DPRs, assessment of small HEPs potential. coordination of R&D activities in hydro & transmission, CEA Regulations on Construction of Electric Plants & Lines, Regulations on Safety of Plants & Lines, technical audit of EHV towers, Bilateral cooperation with foreign countries.

    He worked for several committees, some prominent ones are Chairman of committee to study NHPC proposal of Barrage in place of Dam for Punatsangchhu-I HEP, Chairman of Standing Committee of Experts to Investigate failures of S/S equipment (2017-19), Chairman of Standing Committee of Experts to Investigate failures of EHV TL towers (2017-19), Chairman of committee to prepare guidelines for HTLS conductors, Member of committee on Cyber Security Issues, Member-Secretary of committee to analyse frequent tower failures in Agra region, Member-secretary of committee to frame guidelines for Loading Criteria for Hydro Generating Units, Member of Panel of Experts to resolve problem of air gushing in Nathpa-Jhakri HEP, Member of Committee set up by Himachal Govt. on IC issue of Karcham-Wangtoo HEP (1000MW), Member of Committee to resolve site related Geo-technical problems & 400/132kV interconnecting facility at Mangdechhu HEP (720MW), Member of R&D Advisory Committee of NEEPCO (2015-16), Member of task force for NPP/ RSOP/ IHRD schemes of CPRI, Co-Chairman of WRD-15 Panel & Member of  several BIS sectional committees.

    He had undergone 2 months training at Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, testing of 400kV RIP bushings in Switzerland, SC testing of GTat KEMA, Holland, 400kV cable testing in France, Turbine shafts Inspection in China, several visits to project sites during construction/O&M.Also, 2 week Communication Skill training at MDI, Gurgaon, 2 week Leadership training at IIPA, 2 week Executive skill training at ESCI, Hyderabad, 2 week Financial Management training at NIFM, Faridabad, 2 Week training on Oracle software at STG, Delhi and 2 week training on Unix & Silicon Graphic Workstation at Tata Elxsi,6 months induction training in Hydro/Thermal/ power system at NPTI, Simulator training on power system at PSTI, Bangalore & on 210MW thermal unit at NPTI, Badarpur. Inspections in almost all major hydro plant equipment at the manufacturing works of ABB, BHEL, C&S, GE, L&T, Schneider, Siemens, etc.

    He made contributions in publication of several guidelines, manuals and conference papers.  Delivered lectures & talks in National Water Academy(NWA) Pune, NPTI, Cigre CBIP, etc, Chaired several conference sessions, organized National Workshop on RMU&LE of Old HEPs, National Workshop on Challenges in Geological & Geotechnical Investigations in Himalayan Region, National Workshop on 3 NPP R&D projects. 
  • Er. Harminder Singh Chugh (Additional Charge)

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh (Additional Charge) Financal Adviser & C.A.O

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh (Additional Charge)

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh (Additional Charge)

    Financal Adviser & C.A.O
  • Er. Tarun Agarwal

    Er. Tarun Agarwal Secretary

    Er. Tarun Agarwal

    Er. Tarun Agarwal



    Er. Tarun Agarwal,   Secretary

    Academic Credentials:

     Bachelor of Engineering (Civil ) from Punjab Engineering College (PEC Chandigarh) 1989-1993.

     Master of Technology (Structure) from National Institute of Technologty,Kurukshetra ( Haryana) 1994-96. 

    A  professional with + 22 years of experience in leading big  projects  and specialization in:

    Project Management, Structural Design, Project Operations & Maintenance,

    Project Planning, Budgeting, Project Transformat, 

    Project Administration,  Drainage System  Manmagement, Canal Lining.

    Conferences & Seminars:

     Attended 26th ICOLD Congress, 86th Annual Meeting of ICOLD and Symposium of Hydro Engineeing at Vienna, Austria from   2nd  to 6th July,2018.

     Member Secretary of the committee constituted by the  Ministry of Power, Govt. Of India, to study the status and impact of silt upon the Hydroelectric project across the country-regarding.

     Member of organizaing committee of World Bank sponsored National Hydrology Project of Government of India for organizating 1st  International Conference at  Chandigarh on Sustainable Water Management.


    Associated with IIT Roorkee for getting a study conducted for productive use of sediments accumulated in Bhakra  Dam Reservoir. 

     In collaboration with IIT Ropar, a study on delineation of  soil erosion  hotspots and assessment of flood-driven sediment transfer under climate change scenario in    catchment of Bhakra Dam.

     Professional Experience

     From: November 2015 to till date- Secretary Bhakra Beas Management  Board Chandigarh ( 2900 MW Hydro Electric Power Producing  Organization with multipurpose irrigation Schemes).

    Key Responsibilities

     Smooth running & maintenance of water conductor systems of Nangal   Hydel Channel & Sundernagar Hydel Channel. 

     Management of organization with employee strength of + 10K and dealing the interstate issues amongst four states ( Haryana, Himachal, Punjab & Rajasthan). 

    Intrumental in Mentoring and developing human resource of engineers & employees. 

    Handeled technical & administrative matters of bbmb as well as maintained healthy & cordial industrial relations with employee unions. 

     Worked prime mover in the inter-state Technical Committee for deciding water distribution to the Northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and facilitates equitable & just distribution of water. 

     Regulated heavy inflows during monsoon of 2015 without flooding/devastation of downstream areas.

    Management of Bhakra and Pong Reservoirs during the critical monsoon period of 2018 by acknowledging the demands of all the partner states. 

    Leading a team of engineers engaged in the operation and maintenance of Real Time Data Acquisition System and Real Time Decision Support System established under National Hydrology Project. The project intends to improve the extent, quality and accessibiity of water resources information, decision support system for floods and basin level resources assessment/planning and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources professionals and management institutions in india.















  • Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma

    Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma Special Secretary

    Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma

    Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma

    Special Secretary

    Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma,
    (Special Secretary) 
    Er. Rakesh Kumar Sharma is an Electrical Engineer graduated from The Institution of Engineers (India) and passed Master of Engineering in Power System from Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh.
    Joined BBMB in November, 1997 and major area of Experience are:-

    • Operation , maintenance and capital maintenance of Hydro Machines, Generator Transformers, Switchyard equipment, Auxiliary equipment etc. in respect of 785 Megawatts capacity Bhakra Right Bank Power House and 594 Megawatts capacity Bhakra Left Bank Power House. Replacement of old and obsolete technology equipment with State-of-the-Art technology equipment.
    • Grid Stability and Security, Scheduling of Hydro Power Plants of BBMB, commercial and regulatory affairs of BBMB, filing and defending of tariff petitions, hardware and software of Unified Load Despatch and Communication (ULDC) project, Procurement of PLCC (Power Line Carrier Communication) equipment. 
    1. In recognition to dedicated hard work, outstanding performance and immense contribution to organization, he has been awarded with GOLD MEDAL three times and Commendation Certificate once from Chairman, BBMB.
    2. As Addl.SE/Maintenance on dated 04.03.2015 at 15.40 Hrs. water leakage started from penstock head gate of Unit No.6 of Bhakra Right Bank Power House which was under Shut Down. Water started gushing into Power House Gallery at EL-1149. Further water entered into cooling pump floor EL-1156’ and rose upto EL-1158’ (appox 9 feet). The entire successful operation to evacuate the water from Power House was conceptualized, organized and supervised by him in shortest possible time which avoided possible damages to equipment besides generation loss of crores of rupees. 
    3. As Director / Power Regulation, by optimum utilization of available resources, accurate scheduling of BBMB Power Plants and close monitoring of system parameters/real time generation; BBMB earned on account of Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) 25.92 crores during 2019-20 in ABT regime and Machines availability of BBMB power houses in 2019-20 has been 98.94% (one of the highest in the country).
    4. Delivered number of in-house lectures on various topics and imparted training to officers and officials of BBMB (PW). 
        Key responsibilities as Special Secretary:
    1. Processing of Administrative Approval for works to be carried out in BBMB Power Wing. Scrutinizing the procurement cases of BBMB Power Wing w.r.t. their justification & financial concurrence.
    2. Firming up the issues and their deliberations in respect to procurement proposals to be discussed in appropriate decision making bodies i.e. Middle Level Purchase Committee, Purchase Committee and at Board level. Monitoring of implementation/execution of approved cases.
    3. Scrutinizing and firming up the technical issues and their deliberations in appropriate decision making body i.e. Board/Power Sub Committee as raised from within the organization or by the partner States. 
    4. Updation of BBMB Purchase policy/procedure for procurement of various equipment/machinery.
    5. Policy making, strategic planning, framing/amendment of Rules & Regulations, their interpretation and assisting Chairman BBMB in decision making. Handling of establishment matters of approx.8000 Class-Ill & Class-IV employees.
    6. Handling issues pertaining to general administration of BBMB i.e. Schools, Hospitals and House Allotment, etc.
    7. Nodal Officer of BBMB in the matters of Reservation Policy, Grievances and Appellate Authority in respect of RTI matters for the Board Secretariat. 
    Interface, co-ordination, interactions/discussions with various outside agencies e.g. Ministry of Power, CEA. CPRI, Govt. & the utilities of partner States i.e. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan. Central Power Sector Utilities and other private agencies/ consultants.
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