Sh. A. B. Agrawal, Executive Director, NHPC Ltd., has joined as Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board on 19th March,2010. Sh. Agrawal is 'First Class First' Mechanical Engineering graduate and an MBA in Finance. He is a very versatile hydropower professional with multi-disciplinary experience of over 31 years in NHPC Ltd. , a most reputed Central Public Sector Organization of India in the field of hydropower development having capabilities from concept to commissioning of the projects and Operation & Maintenance of Power Stations. While heading the 2000MW Subansiri Lower H.E. Project, which is also the biggest hydro power project under construction in the country, he has helped to set new standards of hydropower construction through his dynamism, social networking and leadership capabilities . As In-charge of O&M of 690 MW Salal Power Station of J&K, the biggest Power Station of NHPC which is the most silt-plagued plant in the country in operation, his innovative and cost–effective initiatives were instrumental in ensuring that it became the most economically operated Hydro Power Station in terms of O&M cost per MW among all the Central Sector Power Stations in his time. His performance in the trouble-torn 105 MW Loktak Power Station (Manipur) and 390 MW Dulhasti Power Station (J&K), have also been truly remarkable. He is also having a vast pool of experience in all allied functions of hydropower development like Commercial, Contracts, Quality Assurance & Inspection, Research & Development, Construction Equipment Planning. His last assignment included many challenges for him as he headed Human Resource Management, Corporate Communication, Medical Services, Rajbhasha and Estate & Facility Management Services etc. During his tenure, due to well organized publicity campaign, the IPO of NHPC was oversubscribed by 24 times.
Er. Ashok Thapar, has been
appointed as Member (Power) in BBMB by Govt. of
India. He joined his new assignment on 21.2.2011. Sh.
Thapar holds a Bachelors’ degree in Electronics
& Communication Engineering and has to his
credit 34 years extensive hands-on experience in
middle to senior level management cadre in various
aspects of Power Sector viz. planning, design,
erection, testing, commissioning, operation and
maintenance of large fossil fired Thermal Power
Projects of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB now
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited) and medium
to large Hydro Power Projects of Bhakra Beas
Management Board (BBMB).
took over as Member (Irrigation) BBMB on 26.08.2011. Born on Ist May 1956, Er.
Aggarwal did his B.Sc Engineering in Civil with Honours in 1978 from
joined Haryana Irrigation Department on 27.12.1978 as AE (Civil) and appointed
by HPSC as AEE (Civil) on 11.9.1980 in HSE-I services. Er Aggarwal worked as Sub
Divisional Officer (in AEE rank) in construction of Hydraulic Structures and
other appurtenant Civil works for 6 years. He was promoted as Executive Engineer
and worked in Running Canal Administration and efficiently handled regulation
work, cases under Haryana Canal & Drainage Act and construction and O&M
of hydraulic & other civil structures including regulators, drainage works,
channels & bridges apart from canal lining. He also worked as Executive
Engineer for twenty years in lift & gravity command
Aggarwal worked as Superintending Engineer in
Aggarwal worked as Chief Engineer in charge of Water Service Units from August
2008. He also worked as Chief Engineer, Bhakra Areas for 15 months and for
Yamuna Area for 18 months and kept deployed on major regulating & Interstate
issues pertaining to Bhakra & Yamuna commands. He has handled sensitive
issues of Haryana pertaining to water sector in various interstate meetings with
Govt. of India. Also participated in various deliberations of Yamuna and Ghaggar
river standing committees of Central Water Commission, Govt. of
|Member, Government of India|
of 6.5.1966, Shri
G. Sai Prasad did his Post Graduation (M.
tech) in Electronics from IIT,
Sh. G. Sai Prasad worked in different positions in Andhra Pradesh. He took mid
career training from 21.4.2007 to 25.5.2007 in programme of Mandatory Mid career
training for IAS Officers. He also participated in various in-service trainings
such as Basic Course on WTO from Administrative Staff College of India, Hydrabad,
Orientations programme on SME promotion from National Institute of Small
Industry Extension Training,
Sh. G.Sai Prasad is presently on deputation to Govt of India and working as Joint Secretary/Hydro in Ministry of Power since 3.11.2011.
|Member, Govt. Of India|
Shri G. Aranganathan graduated from Annamalai University in 1976 and post-graduated from Indian Institute of Science in 1978, in Civil Engineering. After teaching in the College of Engineering, Guindy for a few months, he joined Central Water Commission in 1978 and worked in concrete and masonry dams design, associating himself mainly with the design of Bansagar Dam and special studies for Salal hydroelectric project. He, spent 1982-85 in railways and was associated with permanent way & works, bridges, breach restoration, design, surveying, building & bridge construction. Thereafter, he continued his services in Central Water Commission and was entrusted with the design of Omkareshwar and Narmadasagar dams besides special subjects concerning roller compacted concrete, cellular coffer dams and special hydraulic studies. Having been associated with computer programming as integral part of his working, he was inducted into software management during 1991-95. Subsequently, he moved on to Cauvery & Southern Rivers Region of Central Water Commission at Coimbatore where he was concerned with monitoring and appraisal of projects mainly in Kerela and was also coordinating the affairs of other field units. He took over his assignment in Indus Wing of the Ministry of Water Resources in November 1998 and has been concerned with the Indo-Pakistan affairs under the Indus Waters Treaty 1960, besides inter-state aspects of water resources development among Punjab, Haryana, J&K and Rajasthan. He was deeply associated in the matter of Baglihar hydroelectric project (J&K) before a Neutral Expert appointed by the World Bank of Pakistan’s request. He has attended a number of meetings and tours of the Permanent Indus Commission both in India and Pakistan and is at great present serving as the Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters.
Sh. Sarvesh Kaushal
Shri S. S. Dhillon
Shri O.P. Saini, Principal Secretary to Govt of Rajasthan, took over Water Resources Department on 9.5.2012. Born on 1.5.1959. Sh. O.P. Saini did his graduation in Civil Engineering in 1980. He also did diploma in Naturopathy/Yoga. After doing different successful assignments in Govt.of Rajasthan, Sh. Saini has been posted as Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department.
|Member, Himachal Pradesh|
Shri S.K.B.S. Negi, IAS
(1985) in functioning as Principal Secretary (MPP&NES)
since 28.12.2012 onwards.
Negi is a 1985 Batch Indian Administrative Services Officer and is BA (Hons),
LLB and MBA. He has more than 27 years of experience in Government and has
served on various key State Government senior administrative positions in
various Departments/Ministeries including Transport, Administration, Social
Welfare, Cooperation, Revenue etc. He has handled a number of important
assignments like Deputy Commissioner, Bilaspur, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra and
Deputy Commissioner, Shimla.
He has represented various Boards and Corporations as Government nominee.
He worked as Director (Finance & Administration) for 2 years in Himachal
State Power Distribution Company.
remained as Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh for 2 years before joining the present