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  • Er. Manoj Tripathi

    Er. Manoj TripathiChairman

    Er. Manoj Tripathi

    Er. Manoj Tripathi

    Chairman

    Er. Manoj Tripathi, CPES, took over as Chairman of BBMB on September 28, 2023. He is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated with a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur in the batch of 1989-1993. He also holds an MBA (Finance) degree and a certificate in Project Management. He has more than 28 years of experience, out of which most of the experience is devoted to hydro power sector which includes aspects related to hydro planning, policy, appraisal, construction, operation & maintenance, contracts, monitoring, etc.

    He is an officer of Central Power Engineering Services. Before joining BBMB, he served as Chief Engineer (Hydro Projects Monitoring) at the Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power. He also held the position of Part-Time Director at JKSPDC. As Chief Engineer (HPM) at CEA, he was responsible for expediting the progress and tackling issues for 42 under-construction hydro projects totalling 18033.5 MW across the country. Additionally, he oversaw 3 Inter-Governmental/CPSU projects, totaling 3120 MW in Bhutan and Nepal. 

    He has worked in various reputable organizations viz. Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, Government of India; NHPC Limited; Mangdechhu Hydro Project Authority, Bhutan; and IFFCO. Additionally, he served as a Part-Time Director in the board of M/s JKSPDC for the last 5 years (2018-2023) before joining BBMB. Throughout his career, he has visited over 50 hydro projects across India and abroad for matters related to project monitoring, resolution of issues/ way forward for expeditious completion, vigilance/ inquiry matters, contractual issues, accidents in projects, etc. 

    He had been a Chairman/ Member/ Convenor in several Committees constituted by the Ministry of Power. Some of the major issues dealt by him in these Committees include Inter-Governmental Committee for finding way forward for Punatsangchhu- I hydro project (1200 MW) in Bhutan; Inter- Ministerial Committee for optimizing cost and eliminating delays in tunnel construction across various sectors ( Roads/ Railways/ Water/ Power/ Defence) in India; Empowered Committee/ Claim Settlement Committee/ Safety Committee/ Project Transfer Committee for Loharinagpala HEP (600 MW); High Level Committee for expediting commissioning of Subansiri Lower HEP (2000 MW); 8 member inter-disciplinary Project Oversight Committee for resolution of issues related to Subansiri HEP; Member of Dam Safety Committee for various states; Arbitration Committee for studying reasons of disputes in hydro projects and suggesting effective dispute resolution mechanism; Contracts Committee for suggesting various contract provisions regarding type of contracting, pre-qualifying criteria, etc.; Committee to suggest measures for dealing geological uncertainties in hydro projects and slope instability issues; viability committee for suggesting measures for establishing viability of hydro projects; task force for developing IT portal for monitoring hydro projects; Inquiry Committee for penstock leakage in Kameng/ Fire incident in Srisailam HEP/ Flooding in Khandong HEP, etc.

    For improvement in the investigation aspects related to prediction in geology, he has worked on developing a feedback mechanism for monitoring change in geology in various components of the upcoming hydro projects during the construction stage vis-a-vis Survey and Investigation stage. He was also instrumental in the constitution of a Standing Technical Committee for analyzing geological uncertainties in hydro projects.

    The Dispute Avoidance Mechanism of engagement of an Independent Engineer and the Dispute Resolution Mechanism through the Conciliation Committee of Independent Experts for the Power Sector were also monitored by him. He also worked to bring out guidelines on slope stability aspects in hydro projects and measures to tackle geological uncertainties in hydro projects.

    He has delivered many lectures and presentations on various subjects related to the hydro sector in seminars and conferences. He is also an avid sportsperson and enjoys playing badminton and lawn tennis.

  • Er. Sanjeev Dutt Sharma

    Er. Sanjeev Dutt SharmaMember (Irrigation)

    Er. Sanjeev Dutt Sharma

    Er. Sanjeev Dutt Sharma

    Member (Irrigation)
    Er. Sanjeev Dutt Sharma has taken over the charge of the post of Member/Irrigation on 2.01.2023. He also holds the charge of Chief Engineer/Beas Satluj Link (BSL), BBMB, Sundernagar since 10-07-2021. Prior to this, he worked as Chief Engineer, Command Area Development Authority/Micro Irrigation & Vigilance (I & WRD) Panchkula Haryana.
    Qualification:
    BE (Civil), M.E. (Structure)
    Experience:
    About 25 years of experience in various capacities at the post of Asstt. Engineer, Executive Engineer, Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer.
  • Er. Jagjit Singh

    Er. Jagjit SinghMember (Power)

    Er. Jagjit Singh

    Er. Jagjit Singh

    Member (Power)

    Er. Jagjit Singh took over the charge as Member (Power), BBMB on 05.07.2024.  He has joined PSPCL (Erstwhile PSEB) on 16.09.1991.

    Qualification: B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

    Work Experience:  He has worked for 24 years in Thermal Power Plants, 2.5 years in Hydel Power Stations, besides enforcement, MMTS, ZKC (earlier known as TTI), P&M.  He has also undergone 1 year training of Power Plant in Germany.



  • Sh. Mohammad Afzal

    Sh. Mohammad AfzalMember, Govt. of India

    Sh. Mohammad Afzal

    Sh. Mohammad Afzal

    Member, Govt. of India

    Shri Mohammad Afzal, is presently working in the Ministry of Power as Joint Secretary (Hydro). He is B.SC. (Engg.) in the field of Electrical Engg. (First with Hons.) from AMU, Aligarh and M.E. (First with Hons.) in Power System Engg. from the then University of Roorkee (Now, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee). He Joined Central Electricity Authority in November 1996 and has served in various Divisions like System Engg. & Technology Division, Grid Management Division and Fuel Management Division. During his career of more than 25 years, he gained vast experience in the field of Sub-stations designing of various capacities, monitoring of Regional/National Grid, allocation of power to States/Constituents, assessments & monitoring of fuel to the thermal power stations, gas-based power plant etc. 

     



  • Sh. Darpan Talwar

    Sh. Darpan TalwarMember, Govt. of India

    Sh. Darpan Talwar

    Sh. Darpan Talwar

    Member, Govt. of India
  • Sh. Krishan Kumar

    Sh. Krishan KumarMember, Punjab

    Sh. Krishan Kumar

    Sh. Krishan Kumar

    Member, Punjab
    Shri Krishan Kumar is a 1997 batch IAS officer from Punjab Cadre. Has held numerous important positions in Government of Punjab. Currently posted as Principal Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Water Resources.

  • Sh. Pankaj Agarwal

    Sh. Pankaj AgarwalMember, Haryana

    Sh. Pankaj Agarwal

    Sh. Pankaj Agarwal

    Member, Haryana

    Sh. Pankaj Agarwal, IAS (HY:2000),

    Commissioner and Secretary to Government, Haryana

    Haryana Irrigation & Water Resources Department

  • Sh. Abhay Kumar

    Sh. Abhay KumarMember, Rajasthan

    Sh. Abhay Kumar

    Sh. Abhay Kumar

    Member, Rajasthan

    Sh. Abhay Kumar,  Additional Chief Secretary, Water REsources Department, GoR

  • Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Sh. Prabodh SaxenaMember, Himachal Pradesh

    Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Sh. Prabodh Saxena

    Member, Himachal Pradesh
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