Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Power Wing

Power Wing

After the Member (Power), 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. Abha Saini

    Er. Abha Saini Chief Engineer (System Operation)

    Er. Abha Saini

    Er. Abha Saini

    Chief Engineer (System Operation)

    Er. Mrs. Abha Saini on her promotion as Chief Engineer from PSPCL on 4.5.2016, has joined as Chief Engineer/System Operation, BBMB, Chandigarh on 5.5.2016. Born on 14.6.1960, she passed her B.Sc. Engineering in Electrical (Hons.) from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana ( Punjab University, Chandigarh ). She joined Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (erstwhile Punjab State Electricity Board) on 19.10.1983 as Trainee Engineer and was posted as Assistant Engineer on 19.10.1984 in the O/o Dy.Secretary/ Services-I, Patiala. She joined BBMB on 8.1.1986 and worked as Asstt.Director/ Commercial upto 1.6.2004 and thereafter Dy.Director/ Commercial upto 22.9.2010. During her tenure in Commercial Cell, she handled issues of tariff of various common pool consumers of BBMB, accounting of power of various Power Plants, regulatory issues (with PSERC & CERC), issues of NRPC/NRLDC, CEA etc. besides other commercial matters. On her promotion as Superintending Engineer from PSPCL on 15.9.2010, she had a short stint of working as Director/Consultancy, BBMB, Chandigarh . On 19.10.2010, she was posted as Director/P&D(PPs), BBMB, Chandigarh where she dealt RM&U of Bhakra Left Bank Power House, procurement of various equipments for Power Plants of BBMB & their Switchyards and procurement of Cables, Batteries & various instruments for whole of BBMB.   On 22.3.2013, she was posted as Director/Power Monitoring with additional charge of Director/P&D(PPs) to monitor all the electrical works/ contracts & procurement of Power Plants & Sub Stations of BBMB besides RM&U and arranging regular Technical Audit & its compliance.

    During her above tenure, three Units of Bhakra Left Bank have been got uprated from 108 MW to 126 MW on 18.2.2013, 2.10.2013 & 5.8.2015 from the consortium with M/s Sumitomo Corporation, Japan as the Leader and M/s Hitachi, Ltd., Japan & M/s Andritz Hydro GmbH, Austria as consortium members.

    She also held the additional charge of Director/Power Regulation, BBMB from 1.2.2012 to 14.9.2012 and made her contribution in the works of ULDC Phase-II, Power Regulation and burning commercial issues.

    Achievements :-

    i)             She was awarded Chairman’s Gold Medal for her excellent work in the year 2000.

    ii)            She was nominated as Nodal Officer of Punjab, Haryana & UT Chandigarh for organizing the Painting Competition on “Energy Conservation” for various school children of Class IV to VI of these States/UT on behalf of Bureau of Energy Efficiency.   During Dec., 2011, she was awarded the “Best State Level Nodal Officer” Award for Haryana State by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh.Manmohan Singh Ji for achieving the highest percentage of student participation.   Letter of appreciation was also issued by Chairman, BBMB, on receiving the above award, to be placed on record.

    iii)           She attended various international & national conferences & seminars on Power in India and also participated as ‘Speaker’ on “Residual Life Assessment (RLA) and Renovation, Modernization & Uprating (RM&U) of Bhakra Left Bank Power House” on 8th March, 2014 at Habitat Centre, Delhi during seminar on 23rd Advanced Maintenance Programme on “Sustainment of Plant Assets”, which was appreciated.

    iv)           She has following paper to her name :-

    “Paper on topic ‘Residual Life Assessment and RM&U’ got published in CBIP magazine on “Water & Energy” in June, 2013 issue.”

    She also takes keen interest in social activities and had been Chairman of Internal Complaint Committee for welfare of female employees under Section 4(2) of the ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’, of BBMB Sectt. which also dealt with the grievances of female employees.

    She is a very good player of ‘Badminton’ and ‘Table Tennis’.

    As Chief Engineer/System Operation, BBMB, she is looking after Power Regulation Directorate, Planning & Design (Power Plants) Directorate besides other duties of System Operation office.
  • Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Er. Rajesh Gupta Chief Engineer (Transmission System)

    Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Chief Engineer (Transmission System)

    Er. Rajesh Gupta joined as Chief Engineer/TS, BBMB, Chandigarh on 02.04.2018 from HVPNL, Panchkula. Born on 17.02.1963. Passed B.E. Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee, U.P.  (Now, IIT, Roorkee) in the year 1985.

    Worked as AE in Panipat Thermal Power Plant after 26 weeks training at PETS, Nagpur.  In HVPNL, the transmission utility of Haryana he worked as Substation Engineer at various substations in Ambala & Bhiwani Districts.

    Worked as Executive Engineer, Switchgear and disposal Division at Dhulkot, looked after maintenance of various electrical equipment in Switchgear Repair Workshop Dhulkot and disposal of scrap & unserviceable material of HVPNL. He was instrumental in starting E-Auction for disposal of scrap and unserviceable material in HVPNL.

    Worked as Superintending Engineer, Transmission System Circle at Gurgaon comprising of Gurgaon, Rewari & Mohindergarh Districts. As SE/TS Gurgaon, he looked after Operation and Maintenance of about 58 substations and 2000 ckt. Kms. of transmission lines. These included two Nos. 400kV Substations & their associated transmission lines. During this period, he supervised turnkey construction & Commissioning of two Nos. 400kV substations at Daultabad (Gurgaon), Dhanonda (Mohindergarh) and about 12 Nos. 66kV, 132 kV& 220 kV S/Stn.alongwith construction of their associated lines.  

    As Chief Engineer/System Operation, HVPNL since 02.09.2015 he was looking after all regulatory issues of HVPNL including filing of annual tariff petition and looking after grid management & various open-access issues as incharge of SLDC, Haryana. 

    Has experience in operation and maintenance of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) and has visited GIS manufacturing facilities of AREVA (now GE) and ABB in France and Switzerland during the year 2013. Also attended “Capacity building programme on integration of renewables in the Grid” organized by NRPC in Spain and Germany during July, 2016. 


    1. Supervised construction of 400 kV Transmission lines which included 400kV twin-moose & quad-moose lines. Construction of quad moose line from 400kV S/Stn.Daultabad to 400kV substation Sector-72, PGCIL Gurgaon, was a challenge due to severe Right of way issues in Gurgaon City.
    2. The challenge of crossing NH-8 by 400 kV Daultabad-Sector-72, Gurgaon line was solved by sharing the Right of way with the existing 400kV quad bersimis Ballabgarh-Bamnauli line of Delhi Transco Ltd. (DTL), by using 400kV multi circuit towers.
  • Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta Chief Engineer (Generation)

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Chief Engineer (Generation)
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