Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

The Board

Organisational Hierarchy

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 & Accounts Wing of BBMB.

  • Er. Devendra Kumar Sharma

    Er. Devendra Kumar SharmaChairman

    Er. Devendra Kumar Sharma

    Er. Devendra Kumar Sharma

    Er.  Devendra Kumar Sharma has joined as Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board on 21st April 2017. He has more than 35 years of experience in energy sector in India and abroad. He did graduation in Civil Engineering from University of Indore in the year 1981. He has received the Netherlands Govt. fellowship in 1982 for studying Master of Engineering in Water Resources Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He has undergone training courses in hydropower planning and design engineering from Canada (1987), Sweden (1989), Hungry (1991), Japan (1994) and Norway (1999 & 2003). He received UNESCO fellowship in 1991 for ‘International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology’ from Water Resources Research Institute (VITUKI), Budapest, Hungary. He has attended courses at the International Centre for Hydropower, Trondheim, Norway as NORAD Scholar in ‘Hydropower and the Environment’ during 1999 and ‘Hydropower Development in the Context of Integrated Water Resources Management’ during 2003. He received “Man of the Year 1999” award for excellence in performance of duties, dedicated services and meritorious contribution in the field of hydropower while working with Tala Hydroelectric Project Authority in Bhutan. Apart from having experience of working for public sector in India and in Bhutan, he has experience of working with corporate sector i.e. with Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at a senior position almost for six years for construction of hydroelectric projects and also for development of company’s proprietary ownership Hydroelectric Projects.

                Previously he was working as Managing Director and Member of the Board of Himachal Power Corporation Ltd. (a Govt. of Himachal Pradesh Undertaking) since 2012. As Managing Director of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (HPPCL), he has been responsible for commissioning of 3x65 MW Kashang Hydroelectric Project and has completed 100 MW Sainj Project. He has brought in accountability and efficiency into the system and have converted a very young organization into a fast upcoming power generating utility with the technical and organizational capabilities at par with any Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) working in energy sector in India.

                He is life Member of the International Hydropower Association and most of other international and national professional bodies working in the field of hydropower. He has published 27 technical papers in national and international journals.
  • Vacant

    VacantMember (Power)



    Member (Power)
  • Vacant

    VacantMember (Irrigation)



    Member (Irrigation)
  • Shri Aniruddha Kumar

    Shri Aniruddha KumarMember, Govt. of India

    Shri Aniruddha Kumar

    Shri Aniruddha Kumar

    Member, Govt. of India
    Sh. Aniruddha Kumar, is a 1987 batch, Indian Revenue Services Officer. He completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering with honors from Aligarh Muslim University in 1984 and Graduation in Law from Delhi University in 1995.

    He began his career with NTPC where he worked at Singrauli Thermal Power Station from 1984 to 1987.Thereafter, he joined Indian Revenue Service in 1987 and during his career of more than 30 years he has served in various key departments like Tax Policy Wing of Deptt. of Revenue, International Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Various positions in Income Tax Department, Ministry of Urban Development (2005 to 2009), Ministry of Science and Technology (2009 to 2010). Shri Aniruddha Kumar has travelled extensively all over the world as a member of Indian delegations in various conferences and meetings. He has inclination towards Trekking and extensively trekked in Himalayas including Mount Kailash and Mansarover and in Nepal.

    Shri Aniruddha Kumar has held the charge of Joint Secretary (Thermal) in MoP for almost 2.5 years.    He was recently on 24th July, 2018 given the charge of Joint Secretary (Hydro) in the Ministry of Power. He was a Govt nominee Director on the Board of NTPC Ltd., Damodar Valley Corporation and BHAVINI, a nuclear power reactor based Fast Breeder Technology.  Now, he is a Govt. nominee Director on the Board of National Hydro Electric Power Corporation, Sutlez Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd and Kholongchu Hydro Electric Corporation, Bhutan.   He has been to Japan twice  as a representative of India in Seminar on Tax in 1997 and member of Indian delegation on International Service Congress in 2010.

  • Sh. P.K. Saxena

    Sh. P.K. SaxenaMember, Govt. of India

    Sh. P.K. Saxena

    Sh. P.K. Saxena

    Member, Govt. of India

    Commissioner(Indus) Govt. of India. 
    Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi

    P.K. Saxena , a graduate in Civil Engineering from University of Jabalpur and a Central Water Engineering Services  officer , joined Central Water Commission in 1989. He has over 27 years experience in planning and Design of water resources projects mostly in hydropower sector and had been associated with design of number of prestigious hydroelectric projects in India, Nepal and Afghanistan. He has also been involved in the field of snow hydrology and monitoring and appraisal of water resources projects  in the country.

    For more than a decade, he remained associated with issues related to Indus Waters Treaty 1960 and  represented Indian side in various meetings and tours of  Permanent Indus Commission.

    He has presented about 23 papers in various forums at national and international level. 

    Presently, he is working as Commissioner (Indus), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and is looking after the works related to Indus Waters Treaty 1960 between India and Pakistan including Permanent Indus Commission and inter-state aspects of water resources development amongst Punjab, Haryana, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

  • Sh. Jaspal Singh

    Sh. Jaspal SinghMember, Punjab

    Sh. Jaspal Singh

    Sh. Jaspal Singh

    Member, Punjab

    Principal Secretary to Government of Punjab, Water Resources Department, Chandigarh.

    Date of Birth             01.02.1961

    Mother Tongue          Punjabi

    Graduate                    Mathematics & Commerce

    Important past postings:

    Special Secretary       Finance Department, Irrigation

    Director                     Women & Child Development Department, Civil Supplies Corporation, Higher education

                                      & Languages Department, School Education.

    Secretary                   Revenue Department ,Finance Department,

    Principal Secretary    Public Works(B&R), Tourism & Cultural Affairs.  


  • Sh. Anurag Rastogi

    Sh. Anurag RastogiMember, Haryana

    Sh. Anurag Rastogi

    Sh. Anurag Rastogi

    Member, Haryana

    Principal Secretary to  Govt. of Haryana,  Irrigation & Water  
    Resources Department, Haryana, Main Secretariat, Chandigarh  

    Date of Birth                         21.06.1965

    Qualification                        B.Tech(Mechanical)

    Mother Tongue                     Hindi

    Cadre/Year                          Haryana/1990

    Important past postings:-

                 Director   Secondary Education, Haryana.

     Project Director   Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Priyojna Prishad.

    Director General   Town and Country Planning

    Principal Secretary    Irrigation Department, Haryana, Excise and Taxation, Power/Energy,

                                      Development and Panchayats Department.



  • Sh. Shikhar Agrawal,

    Sh. Shikhar Agrawal,Member, Rajasthan

    Sh. Shikhar Agrawal,

    Sh. Shikhar Agrawal,

    Member, Rajasthan

    Secretray to Govt of Rajasthan, Water Resources 
    Department,  Government Secretariat, Jaipur 

    Name : Shikhar Agrawal

    Service/ Batch : IAS, 1993

    Cadre : Rajasthan

    Education: B.Tech, Civil Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur

     Important past postings

     In State Government of Rajasthan

    • Collector & District Magistrate Jalore, Hanumangarh, Udaipur and Bikaner.
    • Managing Director, Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (Ajmer Discom)
    • Jaipur Development Commissioner (Commissioner, Jaipur Development Authority)

    In Central Government

    • Director General Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi.
    • Private Secretary to S. Ramadorai, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development
    • Director, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

     Awards/ Recognitions

    • Awarded as the best Collector in the State, during posting as Collector, Udaipur.
    • As District Collector Hanumangarh led the District team to get the first place in the State in Family Planning activities. Rs 50 lakh was awarded to the District for this effort.
    • Lead the District Udaipur to get the first place in the State under Shahari Jan Sahabhagita Scheme.

     Major Works/Achievements

    In Tripura

    • Handled public administration in areas severely affected by insurgency for 4 years.
    •  The major achievements in Tripura included successfully sending around 40000 chakma refugees back to Bangladesh after years of their stay in India and running relief and settlement operation for thousands of Reang refugees who fled from Mizoram to northern part of the State.

    In Jalore

    • Ran operation Moksh in Jalore to allot more than 1000 land parcels for Shamshans and Kabristans to avoid disputes and problems.
    • Took up large and durable works like Construction of many big culverts and even an airstrip under famine relief programme.
    • Took up construction of very large number of water harvesting structures for improving availability of water for crops as well as domestic usage.
    • Expedited the process of land acquisition for Narmada canal, which has now brought huge amount of water in this part of the State.
    • Organized and coordinated a major relief operation with IAF to successfully take out 40 passengers from a bus which got stuck on a culvert because of sudden surge of water in the river.

    In Hanumangarh

    • A very large number of villages were seriously affected by water logging due to seepage of water from Indira Gandhi Canal.  Crops had stopped growing in these villages and all the buildings, road etc. had become unusable because of long-term water logging. Identified an alignment, using satellite images, on which a drain could be made to capture the water from neighboring area. Motivated people to voluntary surrender their land without any compensation for construction of this wide drain several km long to cut short process of land acquisition. Made functional a system to pump water so collected in this drain back to the main canal. This only in few months time not only drained huge amount of water out but also allowed cropping and harvesting after several years in these villages leading to return of thousands of villagers in these villages.

    In Bikaner

    • Took up project of reviving and renovation of historic Soor Sagar, which over several decades had become a destination for solid waste and sewage disposal. Tonnes of muck was taken out, alternate lines for wastewater disposal were laid and fresh water was brought in after proper renovation to give it the old historical look.
    • Took up a major programme for low cost covering of water channels, which used to get filled after every sand storm, leading to supply of water even in difficult period to far flung areas. Also, took up a major programme of construction of Diggis and other water harvesting structures to increase the availability of water in areas where canal water was supplied intermittingly.
    • Large number of development work in the city were taken up in a campaign mode for State level Independence Day Function held in August, 2008. Substantial funds was mobilized by taking variety of steps locally in very small period which allowed large scale changes in the city without much external support.


    In Udaipur

    • Conceived and formed Udaipur City Bus Services Limited and started city bus operation through it
    • Played important role in making the additional land available for expansion of airstrip and construction of new terminal building in Udaipur.
    • Create important role in setting up hazardous waster treatment plant, first of its type in the State, on BOT basis in a record time.
    • Took initiative and got Inland Container Depot set up.
    • Got special project sanctioned for conservation and renovation of important lakes like Fatehsagar and Pichola.
    •  Removed large number of brick kilns,which were creating substantial pollution and also affecting water flow in lakes.
    • Number of centralized kitchens for supply of Mid Day Meal were set up collaboration with Nandi Foundation.
    • Started another innovative programme in collaboration with an NGO for providing comprehensive health coverage free of cost to 40,000 students. This programme included all levels of care starting from outdoors to tertiary care. Serious screening of students under the programme led to diagnosis of even things like hole in the heart of many students. Good number of even cardiac surgeries on such needy students was carried out in best of private hospitals under this programme.
    • Started a special program for supporting around 1600 single teacher schools in tribal areas with the help of  K.C. Mahindra Education Trust.
    • Took up construction of one lakh water harvesting structures, which massively improved the water availability in tribal areas.
    • Massively promoted Joint Forest Management, which helped conservation of forest areas with active involvement of community.

    As Director, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

    • Played instrumental role in drafting Constitution amendments to start GST regime in the Country.
    • Designed and launch the Mission Mode Project for computerization of Commercial Taxes. This project has lead to significant efficiency gain not only in revenue mobilization but also has created major convenience to commercial tax payers all across the country.
    • Played important role in drafting important amendments in Indian Stamp Act, Indian Registration Act, Prevention of Money Laundering Act etc.

    As Private Secretary to Sh. S. Ramadorai, Advisor to Prime Minister

    • Created a nucleus and a proper vision for Skill Development in country, which included helping various Ministries, States and private sector in properly designing and focusing their efforts to do quality skilling at much larger scale.


    As Director General Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India

    • Took major steps to redesign major Skill Development Schemes, conceived and designed National Career Services, set up systems to systematically revise and update contents of vocational courses.
    •  Modernized the examination system for ITIs and drafted Apprenticeship Act to change decades old Apprenticeship regime in the Country.
    • Conceived and designed a major project to set up large number of Vocational Training Institutes in the country in PPP Mode.

    As Jaipur Development Commissioner, JDA

    • As Jaipur Development Commissioner, more than doubled the revenue and expenditure in a short span of one year.
    • Expedited execution of large number of major projects which included flyovers, ROBs, elevated roads etc.
    • Took up major drive to remove encroachments by religious structures like Mandir and Mazar etc. from the city. Around 90 such structures in last 1 year have been removed from city roads. In addition, a good number of rotaries and other obstructions has been removed from the city roads providing massive relief to commuters.
    • The construction of the 47 k.m. long Southern Ring Road of Jaipur which was stuck up for years together was revived by demolishing more than 1000 houses and taking possession of all the land required in a campaign mode.
    • The Prithviraj Nagar Area of the city in which houses around 4 laky people and is spread over 11000 bighas of land, was not getting regularized and had started developing like slum. The policy for regularization of this area was suitably tweaked and development charges rationalized which allowed issue of lease deed to the plot holders of the area. More than 6000 lease deeds have been issued in last few months in this area and camps are being regularly held to issue more lease deed to the people living in the area. Plan to systematically develope this area has also been drawn up and M/s. Tata Project Limited has given a mandate to prepare a project report on Swiss Challenge basis.

     42 km long Amanishah Nallah running from North to South of the City has been receiving variety of waste water and has become constant source of problem. A major plan to check the pollution and revive the nallah and the area has been drawn up with the help of M/s. Tata Projects Limited on Swiss Challenge Mode.

    • A special drive was launched to provide residential plots to large number of needy people. As the result in last 1 year more than 20000 plots were made available to people which is more than double of what could be done in 5 years before that. The system to apply for these plots, deposit of money and even refund to unsuccessful applicants was all computerized and made online which provide massive relief to people. 
  • Sh. R.D.Dhiman

    Sh. R.D.DhimanMember, Himachal Pradesh

    Sh. R.D.Dhiman

    Sh. R.D.Dhiman

    Member, Himachal Pradesh

    Principal Secretary to Government of Himachal Pradesh,

    Multi Purpose Project & Power Department,


    Education: B.Tech, Civil Engineering followed by M.A ( Governance & Development) from Institute of Development Studies,University of Sussex (U.K)  

    Service/ Batch : IAS since 1988  

    Cadre : Himachal Pradesh  

    Worked as Sub Divisional Magistrate/District Magistrate in Himachal Pradesh for 6-7 years. 

    Headed various Departments of Himachal Pradesh viz. Food& Civil Supplies, Excise & Taxation, Cooperation and CMD of Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (DISCOM). 

    Worked as Secretary Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Elementary Education & Higher Education, Forests, Environment and Science & Technology.

    Presently working as Chairman, H.P. State Electricity Board Limited-cum-Principal Secretary (MPP & Power) & Principal Secretary (Industries/Personnel/Coorperation) 

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