Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Irrigation Wing

Irrigation Wing

After the Member (Irrigation), next, in the organisational hierarchy come the Chief Engineers who head the respective offices followed by Superintending Engineers/Directors, Sr. Executive Engineers/Dy. Directors and Assistant Engineers. 

  • Er. Raj Singh Rathore

    Er. Raj Singh Rathore Chief Engineer (Beas Dam)

    Er. Raj Singh Rathore

    Er. Raj Singh Rathore

    Chief Engineer (Beas Dam)
    Er Raj Singh Rathore took over as Chief Engineer, Beas Dam, BBMB Talwara on 3rd October, 2017. 

  • Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal Chief Engineer (Beas Satluj Link)

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Chief Engineer (Beas Satluj Link)
    Dr. Gulab Singh Narwal has joined as Chief Engineer, BSL Project BBMB Sunder Nagar HP on 30.06.2017. He was born on 03.03.1969 in District Hissar. He joined Irrigation Department Haryana in 1998 as AEE Class-1 on the pattern of UPSC Engineering Services. He was promoted as Executive Engineer, Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer in the year 1999, 2008 and 2012 (deemed date) respectively. He did diploma in Production Engineering from Govt. Polytechnic Jhajjar Haryana, BE (Civil), BE (Mechanical), M.Tech. (IIT Delhi), LLB, LLM, MBA (Operations Management), M.Phil (Management), M.Sc. (Environment), M.Sc. (Computer Science), MCA, MA (Public Administration) and Ph.D (Botany). He has more than 20 years’ experience of planning, design and construction in Irrigation, Water Resources and hydro power projects. He has presented 8 Technical Papers in national and international journals. He represented India in Singapore in the year 2007 on the topic Integrated Water Resources Management. He is life member of 12 national engineering institutions/ societies. He is FIE and PE.
    Achievements in parent department

    He was awarded 3 appreciation letters for his Outstanding Services in the Department. First was awarded in year 2005 by Director State Vigilance Bureau Haryana for the excellent contribution made in connection with disposal of vigilance enquiries during his one year posting. Second was awarded in year 2008 for planning and execution of Saraswati Project by ADC cum CEO DRDA Kurukshetra. Third was awarded in the year 2015 by Minister of Public Health Engineering (MPHE) for excellent services in District Bhiwani for providing drinking water facilities for the remote public. During his distinguished career, he scaled new heights and contributed to the Department by serving many projects like lift canal unit, Yamuna water services unit, Bhakra water services unit, construction unit and vigilance unit. He conducted night raids to check and control theft of water. Due to his personal efforts, water reached at tail end of the command.  He has also experience of regulation and maintenance of major canals of Haryana like Bhakra Main Line, Narwana Branch, WJC, Parallel Delhi Branch, Carrier Lined Channel, Sunder Sub Branch, Loharu Canal and Gurgaon Canal. He also worked on Hathni Kund Barrage, Tajewala Complex and Kaushalya Dam. He executed many River training works on River Yamuna. He also executed dewatering, flood control, CADA, pond development and lift irrigation works. He provided training to farmers by visiting States like Gujrat, MP, Maharastra and Kerala.

    In addition to the rich field experience, he has been actively involved in framing policies & guidelines, implementation strategies and monitoring & evaluation plans of a number of issues of water resource management such as environment, participatory irrigation management, state water policy, integrated water resources management at the state level. The education in the field of law, environment, IT and management has added a new dimension to his perspective and helped him in appreciating the legal issues involved in water resources management, inter-state water issues, contracts etc. He has an extensive experience of World Bank projects, as he worked closely with the World Bank staff on project viz. Haryana Water Resources Consolidation Project (HWRCP 1994-2001) and gained knowledge of the World Bank policies, monitoring, and supervision and was key resource person in the State for the World Bank.





    His Achievements in BSL Project BBMB


    1. The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has been conferred with the national-level Central Board of Irrigation and Power Award for the year 2019 for being the “Best Performing Utility in Hydro Power Sector”. In the water resources sector, two of BBMB’s units – The Beas-Sutlej Link at Sundernagar (H.P.) and the Beas Dam at Pong – were also adjudged the “Best Maintained Projects (functional for more than 10 years)” on account of their rigorously followed detailed maintenance schedules, round-the-clock vigilance and use of the latest technology for their upkeep.
    2. (a) Since 1986 the flushing operation of Pandoh Reservoir is being carried out every year when the suitable inflow in the catchment are available. During the year 2018, two nos. flushing operations were carried out when the discharge available was more than one lac cusecs and the silt flushed out was (4811.20+9602.73) i.e. 14413.93 acre feet which is the historical figure since 1986.

    (b) Simultaneous flushing of Pandoh Dam and trash cleaning of balancing reservoir, Sundernagar: During the period of high inflows in Pandoh Dam, its flushing is an annual activity. During this operation, water flow towards Sundernagar Balancing Reservoir is stopped, thereby resulting in shutting down of power generation in Dehar Power House (DPH). Similarly, cleaning of trash racks provided at intake of Sundernagar – Satluj Tunnel at Pung, requires operating of Balancing Reservoir at low levels. Earlier, flushing of Pandoh Dam and trash cleaning of Balancing Reservoir at Sundernagar were being undertaken separately resulting into loss of energy generation from DPH. This year on 13th and 14th August, simultaneous cleaning of Trash Racks at the intake of Sundernagar –Satluj Tunnel installed in Balancing Reservoir, at Sundernagar and flushing operation of Pandoh Dam were undertaken. This co-ordination led to power saving on account of the fact that there was no additional period of shut-down and thereby reduced generation for cleaning of Trash racks at intake of Sundernagar-Satluj Tunnel, during the monsoon/paddy season. This year, the modified methodology had resulted in reduced loss of generation during period of flushing operation to the tune of 19.69 LUs vis a vis average generation loss during flushing operations of last three years. Average loss of generation on account of trash cleaning for the last three years comes out to be 98.43 LUs. The same can be considered as nil for the current year as activity happened during sediment flushing operation of Pandoh Dam itself. Therefore, total notional reduction in generation on account of simultaneous operation of flushing and trash cleaning works out to be 118.12 LUs and considering National Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) of Rs. 3.53/kWh, the notional financial gain of this simultaneous activity comes out to approx. Rs. 417 lac.

    1. He took keen interest in the environment conservation activities like plantation programmes, Swachh Bharat Mission as well as promotion of Raj Bhasha Hindi in the BBMB offices for which the Hon’ble Chairman applauded his efforts in his tour notes.
    2. During last two seasons, dredging operation was very efficient and smooth without any break down. Silt accumulated in the balancing reservoir was dredged out up to minimum level. The fuel consumption and repair charges were the minimum. He had carried out no. of new/creative/ innovative ideas to improve the efficiency of manpower, machinery and floating vessels as well as running these dredgers at minimum cost. He had also operated dredgers first time in non-dredging zone to clear the slopes of Balancing Reservoir.
    3. By-pass chute was operated after three years on dated 20.11.2018 to drain out the accumulated silt inside the by-pass tunnel. Periodical operation of gates is mandatory to check up the whole system in any emergency situation.
    4. Sunder Nagar Hydel Channel is the lifeline of BSL Project. The outer slope in 4 places in filling reaches was sloughed. The slope was immediately restored to original design level.
    5. During his tenure a no. of unauthorized constructions and encroachments on BBMB land were removed e.g. unauthorized liquor vend/shop was removed from Pandoh Colony inspite of protests.
    6. He has been an important driving force behind starting the smart classes, installation of close circuit TV cameras and promotion of inter-unit sports events in BBMB Schools. Also, in order to encourage the competitive edge of the BBMB employees, various sports activities/events have been arranged/conducted at BSL Project like inter-unit volleyball tournament, Inter-unit Chess & Badminton tournaments etc.
    7. SAIL HARD Steel required for fabrication of dredger pipes was not procured for the last more than ten years. He intervened personally and coordinated with M/s SAIL and procured the Steel by solving a long pending matter. Now sufficient quantity is available with BBMB and dredger pipes can be fabricated continuously by Nangal Workshop for the coming 2- 3 years. BSL Project will have sufficient number of pipes for at least 30 years.
    8. He took firm stand towards saving the BBMB water bodies at Pandoh and Sunder Nagar from pollution especially during the festivals like Durga puja and Ganesh Utsav.
    9. He has been continuously active in launching social welfare events/activities like organizing free medical camps, blood donation camps as well as arranging financial assistance for welfare of local bodies, educational institutions, old age homes & orphanages.
    10. To enhance the knowledge and skill in the field of engineering in BBMB, he attended two no. training courses at National Water Academy Pune in the year 2017 and 2018 on topic strategic issues in water resources and integrated water resources management and one no. training was attended at Engineering staff College of India (ESCI) Hyderabad in the year 2018 regarding Dam Safety Guidelines – monitoring and protection measure for safety of dams. He also attended 1st International conference on Sustainable Water Management conducted by BBMB from 10-12 December 2018 at Chandigarh.


    His potential areas of study

    Increasing water use efficiency in Irrigation Sector under National Water Mission (NWM), capacity building in the field of water resources, conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution through integrated water resources management (IWRM), National Water Policy 2012, extension, renovation and modernization (ERM) of major and medium irrigation projects, repair, renovation and restoration (RRR) of water bodies, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Plan (AIBP), R & D in water resources, water rights, water market, virtual water, water tariff & pricing, water footprint, PPP in irrigation sector, water ATM, polluter to pay, micro irrigation, optimized irrigation scheduling, participatory irrigation management (PIM), environmental flows, EIA & EMP, water quality aspects, Interstate water disputes, water regulatory authority, River basin organization, Integrated River basin Planning and Management & UNESCO Multi criteria analysis, National water Framework law/bill, conjunctive use of water, Ground water development & management, rain water harvesting, Hydrological analysis using HEC - HMS Modelling, Irrigation water management using CROPWAT and CLIMWAT modelling, simulation of soil water balance using ISAREG modelling, water resources system engineering, climate change, Isotope Hydrology, New water concept, recycling and reuse of water, interlinking of rivers, Regulation of water in BBMB.

    Dam Safety Committee & Guidelines, Monitoring and Protection measures for safety of dams, Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP), Inflow design flood (IDF), Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) and fixing spillway capacity, dam break studies, Inundation Maps, Emergency action plan (EAP), reservoir operation policy, gate operation, role of instrumentation in Dam Safety, rehabilitation of dams in distress including seepage control, risk of reservoir induced seismicity, impact of earthquake on dams, history of dam failures, dam safety bill, national hydrology project and INCOLD journal.

    Inter-state water dispute Act 1956, River Board Act 1956, Standing water dispute Tribunal, SYL issue, Indian Constitution article 51A, 131, 136, 143 (1), 246, 262, entry No. 56 of list I and entry No. 17 of list II.   

    He has an outstanding unblemished and impeccable professional service record. He qualified GATE competitive exam conducted by IIT for the year 1995 and 1996. He qualified UPSC Engineering services exam for three times i.e. 1994, 1995 and 1997. He was selected as Assistant Commandant in CRPF in 1996. He worked as Lecturer in Govt. Polytechnic Delhi and YMCA Institute of Engineering Faridabad (Now University) in the year 1997-98. He was also awarded ‘C’ certificate in NCC. He is good listener and singer of Sufi Gazals. He is always busy in plantation and gardening. He enjoys travelling.


  • Er.A.K. Aggarwal

    Er.A.K. Aggarwal Chief Engineer (Bhakra Dam)

    Er.A.K. Aggarwal

    Er.A.K. Aggarwal

    Chief Engineer (Bhakra Dam)
    Er. Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal has joined as Chief Engineer, Bhakra Dam B.B.M.B., Nangal Township on 27th July 2018. He has more than 35 years of experience in Civil Engineering. He did graduation (B.Sc. Engineering Civil & M.Sc. Engineering (Structure, Civil).  

                   Previously he worked as Superintending Engineer Sirhind Canal Circle, Ludhiana from 20-10-2015 to 31-10-2016 & 01-11-2016 to 02-06-2017 as Superintending Engineer, Firozpur Canal Circle, Firozpur. He worked as Director, Ranjit Sagar Design Directorate, Chandigarh from 08-06-2017 to 30.04.2018. He was promoted as Chief Engineer, on 30-04-2018 & joined as Chief Engineer (Research) -Cum-Director, Irrigation & Power (R) Institute ,  Amritsar  on 30-04-2018 and worked up to 26-07-2018(A.N.). 

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