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. Balbir Singh

    Er. Balbir Singh Chief Engineer (Generation)

    Er. Balbir Singh

    Er. Balbir Singh

    Chief Engineer (Generation)


    • Born on 15.01.1962 and passed B.Sc Engineering (Electrical)  in 1984 from Guru Nanak Engineering College ,Gill Park Ludhiana ( Punjab University Chandigarh).
    • Joined PSEB on 20.11.1985 as Trainee Engineer (Electrical)
    • After training, posted at Mukerian Hydel Project in July, 1986 when Power House No. 2, 3 & 4 were under construction. During his posting at Mukerian Hydel Project, Unit No. 1 and 2 at Power House No. 2 along with EOT Crane were commissioned successfully.
    • PSEB had placed  his services at the disposal of Bhakra Beas Management Board and he joined  BBMB on 01.05.1989 as Assistant Power Controller BBMB (PW) Ganguwal. After performing his duty as APC, SDO A&A and  AEE, MISS Ganguwal, he was promoted as Sr. Executive Engineer vide Order dated 22.12.1997 but on further posting by BBMB, he joined as Sr. Xen/Operation at Bhakra. As Sr. Xen, he remained posted as Sr. Xen/Operation, Bhakra, Sr. Xen/O&M Ganguwal, RE/ Ganguwal, ASE/Op. Bhakra, ASE/Technical CPH Nangal and ASE/ Mtc. Bhakra Left Bank Power House.
    •  On promotion as S.E, his services were again placed at the disposal of BBMB and joined as S.E/BPHs Circle, BBMB (PW), Nangal on 08.10.2012 (AN). Therefater, he was designated as Deputy Chief Engineer. During his tenure as S.E/Dy C.E/ Bhakra Power Houses, Unit No. 2, 4 &5 at Bhakra Left Bank Power House were uprated each from 108MW to 126MW on 18.07.2013, 02.10.2013 and 05.08.2015 respectively. Besides this, old Generator Shaft retained during RM&U of Unit No. 5 was having  number of non-acceptable inclusions was also replaced along with Rotor Spider, Rim sheets and other related components and Unit was again put on bar on 15.06.2018. Capital maintenance of Unit No. 3  at Bhakra Left Bank, Unit No. 9 at Bhakra Right Bank Power House was also carried out.
    • He was promoted as Chief Engineer by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and joined as Chief Engineer/IT, PSPCL, Patiala on 06.11.2018. His services were again placed at the diposal of BBMB and he joined as Chief Engineer/ Generation, BBMB (PW), Nangal on 02.01.2019 (FN) and looking after the operation & maintenance, captial maintenance and RM&U of Hydro Generating Units at Bhakra Left, Bhakra Right, Ganguwal, Kotla, Pong and Dehar Power House along with maintenance of 220kV Bhakra-Ganguwal and 220kV Dehar-Ganguwal Tower Lines.
    • He has been given deemed date promotion as Chief Engineer w.e.f. 05.03.2018 vide PSPCL Order dated 09.01.2019 in the light of Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court order dated 14.09.2018 in CWP 22185 of 2015 titled Balbir Singh versus PSPCL and others.

  • Sukhwinder Singh Bhumra

    Sukhwinder Singh Bhumra Chief Engineer (System Operation)

    Sukhwinder Singh Bhumra

    Sukhwinder Singh Bhumra

    Chief Engineer (System Operation)
    Er. Sukhwinder Singh Bhumra has joined as Chief Engineer/System Operation, BBMB, Chandigarh on 29.05.2019. His parent organisation is PUNJAB STATE POWER CORPORATION LIMITED, PATIALA herein he has been working since December, 1985. He Graduated in (B.SC.Engineering) in Electronics & Communication from REC (now NIT), Kurukshetra in the year 1984, with honours.

              He has about 33½ years experience in PSPCL in various capacities, out of which about 29 years have been in the Generation Organisation and 4½ years have been in the Commercial Organisation under Planning Department of PSPCL. Brief detail of experience is given hereunder:

    1. After joining PSPCL (Erstwhile PSEB) undertook 6 months training in O&M of Thermal Power Plants at PETS, Neyveli and got posted at Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar in July, 1986 and worked there upto February, 2014 in the Operation(4 years)  and Control & Instrumentation Department (25 years) in various capacities as AE/AEE & Sr. XEN. (Except for brief posting for 3 months at GHTP, Lehra Mohabbat).
    2. Promoted as Superintending Engineer in Feb., 2014 & worked in the Planning Department of PSPCL for 4½ years where handled the assignment of planning of new Sub Stations & Transmission lines, augumentation/strengthening of existing 66KV   Sub-Transmission System of Punjab. Also was part of the PSPCL team for according technical feasibility clearances for industrial loads.
    3. Worked for 8 months as HOD/PSPCL in Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion, Chandigarh wherein handled all electricity connection related jobs of New Industrial Investors of Punjab. 


    • R&M of old & obsolete DCS system of Units # 5&6 of GGSSTP, Ropar with state of the art SCADA based Ovation Systems of Emerson.
    • Have participated in 2 months course on advanced training programme for Senior Engineers of PSPCL in the O&M of Thermal Power Plants at M/S KWS, Essen, Germany.
    • Undertaken training in the maintenance of Ovation DCS of Emerson at Pittsburgh, USA for 2 weeks.
    • Has experience of 22 Years in the field of Control & Instrumentation System.


  • 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.
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