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. Sarvjit Singh

    Sh. Sarvjit SinghMember, Punjab

    Sh. Sarvjit Singh

    Sh. Sarvjit Singh

    Member, Punjab

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

    1. Asstt. Commissioner (Under Training) Patiala                                     13.06.1993        11.08.1994

    2. SDO (Civil) Khanna                                                                                 17.08.1994        24.08.1994

    3. SDO, Anandpur Sahib                                                                             30.08.1994       16.01.1996

    4. Addl.Deputy Commissioner, Ropar                                                        17.01.1996         Not available

    5. Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Development, Ludhiana                         Not available     Not available

    6. Addl. Commissioner. Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana                       02.06.1999       27.10.1999

    7. Addl. Excise & Taxtation Commissioner, Patiala.                                 28.10.1999        16.04.2001

    8. Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur                                                             16.04.2001         21.07.2004

    9. Director/Rural Development & Panchayats, Punjab                          28.07.2004          09.06.2006

    10. Senior Regional Manager/FCI, Punjab Region, Chd.                        09.06.2006          Not available.

    11. Managing Director, Markfed                                                             06.07.2009           Not available

    12. Chief Administrator, PUDA, Mohali                                                  20.05.2010           Not available

    13. Chief Administrator, GAMADA, Mohali                                            07.02.2011            23.07.2012

    14. Secretary, Revenue                                                                           24.07.2012          Not available

    15. Secretary, Personnel                                                                        22.04.2013           14.08.2013

    16. Secretary, Revenue                                                                          14.08.2013           29.01.2014

    17. Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration                             30.01.2014           Not available

    18. Principal Secretary, Irrigation                                                        01.03.2017            24.03.2017

    19. Principal Secretary, Transport                                                       24.03.2017            01.10.2018

    20. Principal Secretary, Department of Water Resources                   01.10.2018             Till now




  • 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. Naveen Mahajan

    Sh. Naveen MahajanMember, Rajasthan

    Sh. Naveen Mahajan

    Sh. Naveen Mahajan

    Member, Rajasthan



    Born on 13th November, 1971 in Jalandhar, he did his entire schooling from his hometown and excelled both in academics and extracurricular activities.  He won the prestigious National Talent Search Exam Scholarship and topped India in Xth CBSE in Science apart from getting overall aggregate percentage of 93.6%.  He has been the Head Boy of his school (Apeejay School, Jalandhar) and the captain of the school cricket and volleyball team.  Mr. Mahajan has won several State Level and National Level prizes in quiz-competitions and debates.  

    However, he preferred joining Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh as a topper in Electronics and Electrical Communications and got picked up by Siemens and TCS at a lucrative package during campus placement but he chose to opt for Civil Services and secured an All India Rank of 22 in the prestigious Civil Services Examination.

     He has been awarded the best Collector State Award for his stint in Ajmer and also got the National Award for the pioneering work in NREGA in Ajmer from the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.  His field level initiatives on Water Harvesting in the largely arid district of Churu were widely acknowledged by the State Government, NABARD and National Level Water Experts.

     He has held prestigious stints like being MD of RIICO, Project Director of ADB funded Urban Infrastructure Works and Finance Secretary of State Budget where he has been instrumental in piloting new initiatives and reforms in urban, investment and public procurement sectors. 

    He has played cricket at Punjab University Level during his college days but now he mostly plays tennis and has consistently won State Level Tournaments in Lawn Tennis. He has even clinched the National Gold in Tennis Doubles (Open Category) two years back in All India Services Tournament.


  • Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Sh. Prabodh SaxenaMember, Himachal Pradesh

    Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Member, Himachal Pradesh

    Principal Secretary to Government of Himachal Pradesh, 

    Multi Purpose Project & Power, Urban  Department, Town & Country Planning and Housing Department.

    IAS batch 1990

    Assignments: Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Government of Himachal Pradesh since  June  2016.

    International Tenure:

    ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (2/2013-2/2016)

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of India,Afganistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan ,Lao PDR, Tajikistan and Turkmanistan.

    Government of India Tenure 


    • My five-year stint in Department of Economic Affairs has been rich, rewarding and uniquely diverse. I am one of the few Joint Secretaries who have had the opportunity of presiding over divisions dealing with the full range of development cooperation- from bilateral partner to Multilateral Developmental Banks and from Lines of Credit to governance issues of International Financial Institutions. 
    • As Director, I implemented the execution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regime and also secured interests of outward Indian investment as Chief negotiator of Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements. 

    Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions) 

    Joint Secretary (Bilateral Cooperation) 7/2010–7/2012 

    Controller of Aid, Accounts and Audit 9/2011–1/2012                    

    Joint Secretary (Infrastructure and Investment)8/2011–9/2011     

     Director Foreign Investment Promotion Board 3/2008–6/2010                       

     Director Investment 3/2008-6/2010


     Secretary Home and Vigilance cum Director Vigilance                                                             10/2004–1/2008 

    Member Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Science Technology and Environment Council         11/2004-6/2006     

    Chief Executive Officer of HIMRUJA, a Himachal Pradesh Government energy

    development Agency for  harnessing renewable energy resources.                                            7/2006-1/2008 

    • Deputy Commissioner, Kangra                                                                                                   5/2001–9/2003                   
    • Deputy Commissioner, Mandi                                                                                                    1/1998–5/2001              


    • LL.B from Delhi University, India  - 1984-1987
    • MA Economics from H P University- 1998-2000
    • LL.M in International Human Rights from London School of Economics  - 2003-2004     



     I studied on the scholarship given by London School of Economics at LSE and passed the Course with merit with the following subjects 

    1. Human Rights in the Developing World
    2. International Law and the Protection of Refugees, Displaced Persons and Migrants
    3. International Protection of Human Rights
    4. United Nations Law

     As against the requirement of one dissertation, I choose to write two, a difficult choice. My first dissertation is on freedom of Information titled as “The Dawn of Freedom of Information in India”. I wrote the second dissertation on problems of refugee care in the Indian Sub-continent.



     Chapter titled “India's Credit lines- Instrument of Economic Diplomacy'” in the book 'India's Approach to Development Corporation'. The book is part of Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series and is edited bySachinChaturvedi and AntheaMulakala. It was released in 2016.

     “Creating Legal Space for Refugees in India: Milestones Crossed and the Roadmap for Future” published in the June 2007 issue of the internationally reputed International Journal of Refugee law

     Contributing to Books

     'India's Credit lines: instrument of economic diplomacy' in the book 'India's Approach to Development Corporation', published by Routledge (pg 60-78) in 2016

    “Access Legislations: A Global Snapshot and the Indian RTI Act’ in the book “Human Rights and Social Security-Perspectives, Issues and Challenges”, published by Manak Publications, 2011 at pg 142-163“Social Accountability in the Indian Context” published in 2009 by YASHADA, with support from World Bank Institute.

    Lesson on Right to Information for a Manual prepared by YASHDA for its long distance Post Graduate course , 2008


     The Research and Information System for Developing Countries , a think tank of Ministry of External Affairs, has released a Discussion Paper written by me on “Emergence of LoCs as a Modality in India’s Development Cooperation: Evolving Policy Context and New Challenges” in August 2016.

    “Pathological Basis of Dispute Settlement in India- Implications of International Arbitration” published in Jindal Journal of Public Policy- Volume I Issue I- August, 2012, Page 234, a publication of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.

    The Demise of Annual Confidential Reports” published in The Administrator, Volume 1,2010, Number 1, in August 2010.

    “Public Authority and Right to Information” published in ‘Economic & Political Weekly’ Vol XLIV No 16 for the period the April 18-24, 2009.

    “Privacy in Transparent World” published in ‘The Economic Times’ dated July 28 2008

    “The Flip Side of the RTI Act” published in The Administrator Vol. L, June 2007, pp. 21-38 in July 2008.

    Assault on the Right to Information in the West” published in July 2007 issue of Ashwattha, a publication of YASHDA.

    “Enforcing respect for law in Bihar”published in The Tribune’ on November 6, 2005

    “Try British model for expediting Justice”  published in The Tribune’ on April 24, 2005

    “Mystic Mandi and its colorful  Mahashivratri”, published in The Tribune’ on March 23, 2002

    Playing Ping Pong with Pong Dam” published in ‘The Tribune’ on November 8, 1997, and quoted in the reputed journal ‘The Eastern Anthropologist’



     While writing the dissertation on ‘Right to Information’ in London School of Economics,  I made comparative study, of the access legislation of more than 50 countries of the world .I have been delivering lectures on ‘Right to Information’ since June, 2005 to various categories of officers of the State and the Central Government and am a regular faculty atnumerous prestigious institution of repute and Universities across the country.


     “Leaders in Governance Programme” at Singapore in March 2009, organised by Civil Service College Singapore.

    “Natural Catastrophe Risk Insurance Mechanisms for Asia and the Pacific” at Tokyo, Japan in November 2008, organised by Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Finance of Japan.

    Executive Development Seminar on “Leading Change” at West Management Development Centre,Aurora, Denver, Colorado, US from August 6 2007 to August 17 2007 , conducted by US Office of Personnel Management.

    Course on “Environment Impact Assessment for ODA Projects” organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency at Tokyo from May 21 2006 to June 17 2006.

    “Conflict in South Asia: What to do” at Wiston House, West Sussex in July 2003 on invitation of FCO and Ford Foundation. Conference was organised by Wilton Park.

    “Applications of Community Development Techniques” at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2002, organised by Asian Productivity Organisation.



     Panelist for the book launches of the book India’s Approach to Development Cooperation at University of Carleaton Ottawa in Canada and for the Washington audience in the premises of the Asia Foundation Washington in September 2016.

    Panellist for the book launchesof the book India Approach to Development Cooperationat the United Nations office, Geneva, the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development in University of Sussex and at the High Commission of India, London in May 2016.

    India’s Development Cooperation at the Australia Aid Conference, Canberra, 2015, organised by Australian National University on February 12-13, 2015.

    Author’s Workshop on a book planned by The Asia Foundation and the Research and the Information System for Developing Countries on Development Cooperation in New Delhi on May22-23, 2014.

    Presented a paper on “Rising Inequality in Asia : Asian Strategies for Effective Pro -Poor Growth” at a public conference at Seoul, South Korea on November 2, 2012.The Conference was organized by The  Asia Foundation and sponsored by KDI School of Policy and Management.

    Participated in Author’s Workshop on “Pro Poor Growth and Development Cooperation: Experience and Lessons from Asia” at Seoul, South Korea, October 31 – November 1, 2012. The Workshop was organized by The Asia Foundation and Korean Development Institute.

    “Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation Dialogue: Lessons for Development Effectiveness” at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 22-24 2011, conducted by The Asia Foundation, Korea Development Institute and University of Malaysia.

    Second Symposium on International Investment Agreements at Paris on December 14 2010, conducted by OECD and UNCTAD.

    International Investment Agreements Conference at Xiamen, China on September 8 2010, conducted by UNCTAD, on the occasion of Second  World Investment Forum 2010.










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