Key Executive Profile

Key Executive Profile


HOD (HR): Shri D.P. Kaushal is Head of Corporate HR Department, Shimla since July, 2018. He has done Master of Business Administration (HR) from HP University. He served in IPCL, Vadodara (Gujarat) from November, 1987 to August, 1992. He joined SJVN in August, 1992 as Senior Personnel Officer and served in NJHPS (1500 MW), Jhakri in various positions. He was transferred and posted in Corporate Office in January, 2002 and looking after HRD & Training, Recruitment and Manpower Planning in various capacities. He was posted in Luhri HEP as Head of HR Department, from April, 2012 to April, 2015.

He was transferred and posted in Corporate Head Quarters, Shimla as Head of R&R/CSR from May, 2015 to July, 2018. As Head of HR, he is responsible for all HR functions of Corporate Head Quarters, as well as Projects, besides also looking after all allied HR Functions such as Law, R&R, CSR, Corporate Communication, Procurement, Official Language etc.

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HOD (Civil Contracts): Shri Deepak Nakhasi is Head of Corporate Civil Contracts since 14.01.2016. Prior to this, he was Head of Corporate Civil Design Deptt., Shimla from September, 2011. Shri Nakhasi is a Graduate Engineer (Civil) with Master of Engineering (Water Resources Development). He was on deputation from HPSEB to SJVN from August, 1991 to May, 2008 and from July 2009 to February, 2013. He was permanently absorbed in SJVN from HPSEB on 01.02.2013. He has 36 years experience in Hydro Electric Projects.

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HOD (Civil Design): Shri Sanjeev Gupta, General Manager is presently posted in Civil Design,Corporate Head Quarters,Shimla and is holding the charge as Head of Department (Civil design),CHQ,Shimla since 02/12/2019.Prior to SJVN,he has also worked as Junior Engineer (Civil) in NJPC from March, 1989 to June, 1993.

Sh. Sanjeev Gupta has joined SJVN in July, 1993 as Assistant Engineer (Civil) and worked in Civil Design Department, CHQ Shimla. He has done B.E. (Civil) from Devi AhilyaVishwavidyalaya (D.A.V.V.) Indore (MP) in 1988 and M.Tech (WRD-Civil) from IIT Roorkee in 2006.

He has been associated with large number of Hydro Electric Projects in SJVNL.With a vast experience of nearly 30 years,he has been associated in construction schedule, analysis,design, construction drawings of Concrete Gravity Dam ofNathpaJhakri HEP (1500 MW) and Power House Complex of Rampur HEP(412 MW).

He has also been involved in planning, preparation & clearances of various DPRs of Hydro ElectricProjects namely Luhri HEP Stage-I (210 MW), Sunni Dam HEP (382 MW) in Himachal Pradesh.

Currently, he is working as General Manager (Civil Designs) and is looking after detailed designs of Main Civil Works of Arun-3 HEP (900MW) in Nepal andNaitwar Mori HEP (66 MW)in Uttarakhand. He is involved in bid document for EPC contract of Luhri Stage-1 and Dhaulasidh HEP.

He is also looking various hydroelectric projects of SJVN under different stages of survey, investigations and clearances (DPR concurrence and statuary clearances) namely LuhriHEP Stage -II (172 MW), JangiThopanPowari HEP (780 MW), Bardang HEP, ReoliDugli HEP &Purthi HEP in Himachal Pradesh and Devsari HEP&JakholSankri (44MW) in Uttarakhand. Apart from designs, he is In-charge of the Hydrology, Cost Engineering of the company.

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HOD (C&SO): Shri Romesh Kapoor is presently holding the charge of Corporate Commercial & System Operation (C&SO), Quality Assurance, Inspection & Control (QAI&C) and Business Expansion Cell, Shimla as Head of Department and simultaneously Head of Liaison Office, Arunachal Pradesh. Prior to this, he was also head of BD&MSC, New Delhi from 30th April, 2018 to 31st May, 2019. Er. Kapoor did his B.Sc. Engg. (Mech.) from Regional Engineer College (now NIT), Kurukshetra in 1984. He started his carrier with NHPC Ltd. and served from Feb., 1985 to Nov., 1989 in Chamera Hydro Electric Project, Banikhet, Himachal Pradesh & Chamera Transmission System, Chandigarh. After amalgamation of Transmission System with PGCIL, Er. Kapoor joined PGCIL and served from Nov., 1989 to Sep., 1995 on deputation. Thereafter he joined SJVN and was absorbed in SJVN in September, 1996 as Dy. Manager (Corp. Planning & Monitoring). From My 2003 to April 2012, he served in Electrical Contract Department at various levels and as HOD. During his tenure in Electrical Contract Rampur Hydro Project (412 MW) and Wind Project (48.5 MW) was successfully awarded. In April, 2012, he was made HOD of C&SO Department and was also given additional charge of ECD as HOD (upto March, 2015).

In C&SO Department he is responsible for attending hearings of CERC, Appellate Tribunal as well as making replies to the petition filed / observations / queries raised by CTU / Generators / Beneficiaries related to tariff determination of projects and other technical matters. He is also looking after finalization of Terms & Conditions of signing of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with beneficiaries of respective projects and also pursuing with CEA / MOP to finalize allocation of power to the beneficiaries for SJVN Projects. He is also responsible for issuance of energy, FERV, RLDC & arrear bills to all the beneficiaries and pursuing collection of payments from the beneficiaries on account of energy bills. He also associates in co-ordination with MOP, CERC, CEA, NRLDC, NRPC, SLDC & State Beneficiaries to resolve technical as well as commercial issues.

As head of QAI&C he associates with Quality Assurance & Inspection responsibilities of Electro-Mechanical, Hydro-Mechanical & Wind Turbine Generators Equipments like Preparation, Review & Approvals of Manufacturing Quality Plan and Field Quality Plans inspections, issuance of dispatch clearance, disposal of non-conformities reports etc.

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HOD (Electrical Design) Shri S.P.Pathak is Head of Electrical Design Deptt. since May, 2015. Prior to this, he was Head of IT&C Deptt., Shimla since March, 2013 to January, 2018. Sh. Pathak is a Graduate Engineer (Electrical). He served in NHPC from 1982 to 1991 and in PGCIL from 1991 to 2006. He was posted in Electrical Design and Quality Assurance & Inspection Deptt., Corporate Head Quarters, Shimla. He was also posted in Nathpa Jhakri HEP (1500 MW), since March, 2006 to March, 2008.

He was associated with implementation system for maintenance after revival from flooding of re-consistent, improvement of performance and ability factor finalized guidelines for inventory for major spares for NJHPS and for vendor development. Accomplished all major designs approval of RHEP for E&M Package. Finalized DPR for 600 MW Kholongchu HEP, Wangchu HEP (570 MW) & Arun-3 HEP and completed designs for Reactors Package, 400 KV, GIS Bay extn. & 400/22 KV sub-station. Contributed in finalizing procedures for developing new powder for Hard Coating in NJHPS. Successfully implemented e-rectt., software & e-procurement through new vendor alongwith e-payment facility and finalized space & location for data centre of SJVN.

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HOD (ECD): Shri Shashi Kant Soodis Head of Corporate Electrical Contract Department since May, 2015. He is an Electrical Engineer.Sh. Sood was on deputation from HPSEB with SJVN since December, 2001 and was permanently absorbed in SJVN in June, 2004. He was also posted in NJHPS, Jhakri (1500 MW) from September, 2007 to April, 2015 in various positions at Project site.

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HOD (IT&SE): Shri Salil Shamshery is head of Corporate Information Technology & System Excellence (IT&SE) Department since Jan., 2018. Prior to this, he was Head of Quality Management System (QMS) Department from Feb., 2016 to January, 2018. Shri Shamshery is B.Tech (Mech.) from IIT (BHU) Varanasi, MBA with specialization in HR & Marketing and possesses Advance Diploma in French. He served in Bharat Pumps & Compressors Ltd. from July, 1985 to June, 1996, where after getting trained in France, manufactured Class-I Category centrifugal pumps for Nuclear Power Plants first time in India. He was also posted as Additional General Manager in Corporate Electrical Contracts Department, Shimla where he was Instrumental in establishing e-procurement process first time in SJVN Ltd. and awarding EPC Contract for 1st Renewable Energy Project of SJVN Ltd. i.e. 47.6 MW Khirvire Wind Power Project.

As head of Quality Assurance Deptt., he ensured that Electro-Mechanical Equipments of prestigious 412 MW Rampur HEP were inspected just in time with constant follow up so that 1st three units of RHEP has been commissioned within the shortest record time and subsequently full commissioning of RHEP was done in December, 2014. He was pioneer in establishing Quality Management System in SJVN Ltd. being First Management Representative for ISO 9001:2008.

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HOD (CM&C/ CP/ Env.): Shri V.Sankaranarayanis Head of Corporate Monitoring & Co-ordination Department since April, 2018. He is also holding additional charge of Corporate Planning & Environment Departments since 1st October, 2019. Prior to this, he was Dy. CVO of SJVN from 19.08.2015 to 05.04.2018. He joined SJVN on 22.01.1996 as Sr. Engineer (Civil) at Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Project. He has worked in various capacities in CMD Secretariat, Naitwar Mor & Jakhol Sankari HEPs, Devsari HEP. Shri V. Sankaranarayan is a Civil Engineer with M.Tech. in Structural Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

As HOD, he is involved in monitoring of progress of construction stage Projects, Survey & Investigation Projects and Projects under O&M stage. The role involves collecting information from all Projects and submitting the same to the management and various wings of GOI. Also, review meetings of Projects and Power Stations are conducted at regular interval.

He started his career with National Council for Cement & Building Materials, Ballabgarh from 1986 to 1996. He worked on deputation basis in KSCC, Kochi during 2003 to 2005 as Project Manager and in Power Grid as Chief Engineer from 2005 to 2007. He has also served as CMD of TCIL, Kolkata from 2014 to 2015 (on lien from SJVN)..

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Chief Internal Auditor / HoD (Internal Audit): Dr. Anil Gupta is Chief Internal Auditor heading the Internal Audit department at Corporate Head Quarter since December, 2019. Prior to this, he was Director (Finance) with National Textile Corporation Limited, New Delhi, a Schedule-A CPSU of GoI from September, 2015 to November, 2019. Dr. Gupta is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from REC, Kurukshetra of 1983 followed by MBA (Finance) from IGNOU and Ph.D in Management Studies (Finance) from HP University, Shimla. During initial years of his services, he served HP Financial Corporation, Shimla from August, 1985 to January, 1996.

He joined SJVN in January 1996 and has worked up to Sept., 2015 in various departments at various position, initially in Corporate Planning and Monitoring Department, later headed the Hydro Mechanical Design department and Electrical Contract department.

Development of first long term strategic Corporate Plan, Financial Module of Computation of levelized tariff of Hydro Projects, contribution in approval of RCE of Rs. 8178 crores of 1500 MW NJHPS from PIB and CCEA and that in securing loan of 400 million US$ from the World Bank for 412 MW RHPS are some of the significant accomplishments of Dr. Gupta while in SJVN.

He has also contributed number of research papers on Carbon, Finance, Climate change, Project Appraisal System, Working Capital Finance, modified IRR etc in International Journals besides presentation of various papers in International Conferences.

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HOD (CFMD): Shri J.S.Nayyaris Head of Corporate Facility Management Department (CFMD), Shimla since December, 2018 and additional charge of Central Survey Unit (CSU) since January, 2019. He is a Graduate Engineer(Civil). He joined SJVN as Assistant Engineer (Civil) in August, 1993. Prior to this, he was posted in Corporate Environment Department, from March 2016, to April, 2018. Shimla. He was also posted in Bhutan Projects, Devsari HEP, Rampur HPS in various positions.

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Company Secretary: ShriSoumendra Das is Company Secretary of SJVN since 1st December, 2011. He is overall in-charge and head of Secretarial Department of the Company. Shri Das is a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Law and Science and a Diploma in Export Management. He joined SJVN on 28th December, .2010 as Assistant Company Secretary. Shri Das has more than 16 years of post-qualification professional experience in various listed and unlisted Companies in Secretarial and Legal Fields. He is responsible for discharging various responsibilities assigned under the Company Act 1956 / 2013, SEBI and other statues in the capacity of Company Secretary, Compliance Officer & Investor Relations Officer. A principal responsibility includes - Statutory Compliance, General Meetings & Postal Ballots / E-voting, Investor concalls & road-shows etc.

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HOP (NJHPS): Shri Sanjeev Soodis Project Head of NJHPS (1500 MW), since October, 2012. Shri Sood is B.Sc Electrical Engineering and M.Tech. (Control System).

Since his joining (Feb., 1996) in SJVN, he had worked with different departments in various positions in NJHPS. Earlier he had also served in Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board from December, 1985 to February, 1996.

He has been associated with Erection, Testing & Commissioning of Electro-Mechanical Equipments at NJHPS. Established the systems and procedures for electrical maintenance for various equipments, digitalization of O&M Manuals, commission protocols, information booklets of OEM & as built drawings. In support with L&T, he developed the Energy Management Software for optimum utilization of water/generation during low frequency. For the first time, he established the procedures and demonstration thereof for the BLACK START of NJHPS machines in the contingency of Grid failures. Achieved operational excellence for NJHPS over last 7 years through persistence efforts and continual improvement and Developed Special Protection Schemes for different line loading conditions for 400 KV Lines.

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HOP (RHPS): Sh. Suresh Kumaris HOP (RHPS) since 30, August, 2015. He is a B.E. (Elect. Engg.). He had served in H.P Financial Corporation, Shimla from August, 1985 to April, 1996 and joined SJVN in May, 1996. He has worked in CP&M and C&SO Deptts. at Corporate Office SJVN, Shimla in various positions. He was also posted in Rampur HEP (412 MW) as EIC, Bayal. Prior to HOP (RHPS) he was posted as Dy. CVO from July, 2012 to August, 2015 in Vigilance Deptt., Shimla.

He was associated with the preparation & finalization of Revised DPR for 1500 MW NJHEP, Capacity Feasibility Report for 412 MW for Rampur HEP, Project Completion Report for World Bank on NJHEP, Project Planning & Monitoring, R&R and EIA/EMP Studies, Tariff Regulations, PPAs, Operational issues with NRPC/NRLDC, Project Management, Erection Planning/Erection, Testing and Scheduling, Contract Management, Material Management, EI Works, Sub-stations/Hybrid Schemes, Intensive Technical Inspections of Electrical & Civil Works different ongoing projects of SJVN and Investigation Reports as requisitioned by CVC.

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HOP (LHEP): Shri Roshan Lal Negiis a head of project of Luhri HEP since July, 2017 and hold the addition charge of Jangi Thopan Powari HEP since 1st Jan.,2019. Prior to this, he was Head of project of Arun-III HEP, Nepal w.e.f. March, 2012 to 30.06.2014 and CEO, SJVN Arun-3, Power Company (Pvt) Ltd. (SAPDC) from 01.07.2014 to 12.12.2016. He was also Head of CFMD, Shimla from 13.12.2016 to 23.07.2016. Shri Negi is B.E. (Civil). He served in NHPC Ltd., Baira Siul Project (180 MW), Chamera Power Station, Banikhe (540 MW), Executive Director Office, Region-II NHPC Ltd. Banikhet, Chamba and CHEP Stage-III (231 MW), Chamba (H.P.). He joined SJVN on April, 2010 as Sr.Manager (Civil). He has 26 years of experience in Hydro Sector.

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HOP (NMHEP): Shri Het Ram Thakur is Head of Project of Naitwar Mori HEP since June, 2019. He has done B.Tech in Civil Engineering from JNTU, Hydrabad and M.E. in Water Resources from IIT, Roorkee. Before joining SJVN, he has served in Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department as Graduate Junior Engineer from April, 1986 to January, 1994. He joined SJVN on February, 1993. He has also served in different capacities in NJHPS (1500 MW), RHPS (412 MW) and SAPDC (900 MW).

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HOP (DHEP): Shri Vijay Kumaris Head of Project of Devsari HEP, Tharali since October, 2017. He is a Graduate Engineer (Civil) from Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. He had worked as Graduate Jr.Engineer (Civil) in HP IPH from 04.05.88 to 28.07.93. Prior to this, he was also posted in NJHPS, RHPS and Corporate Office in various positions.

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HOP (JSHEP): Shri J.K.Mahajan is Head of Project of Jakhol Sankri HEP, Naitwar since 21st November, 2017. He is a Graduate Engineer(Civil) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technolgy, Patiala. He had worked as Graduate Jr.Engineer (Civil) from October, 1988 to June,1994 in GoHP.

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HOP (DSHEP): Shri Rajesh Kumar Jagota is Head of Project of Dhaulasidh HEP since June, 2019. Prior to this, he was Head of Project of Naitwar Mori HEP from October, 2017 to June, 2019. He was also Head of CFMD, CHQ, Shimla and In-charge of Doimukh HEP (80 MW) in Arunachal Pradesh. He has done AMIE in Civil Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He has served in Central Public Works Department as Junior Engineer from August, 1985 to December, 1986. He has also served as Graduate Junior Engineer from December, 1986 to August, 1993 in Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department. He joined SJVN on September, 1993. He has also served in different capacities in NJHPS (1500 MW), RHEP (412 MW), DHEP (252 MW) and RO-Dehradun. In addition to this, he has also served in TALA HEP (1020 MW) from Feb., 2002 to March, 2007.

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Incharge(T/Line): Shri Uday Kumar Sinhais In-charge of Arun-3 Transmission Line, Muzaffarpur since May, 2015. He is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical. He joined SJVN on March, 1995. He was posted in Corporate Office, Shimla, from 1995 to January, 2013. Prior to this he was posted at BTPP, Patna.

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Head (RO): Shri Salil Shamsheryis head of Corporate Information Technology & System Excellence (IT&SE) Department since Jan., 2018. Prior to this, he was Head of Quality Management System (QMS) Department from Feb., 2016 to January, 2018. Shri Shamshery is B.Tech (Mech.) from IIT (BHU) Varanasi, MBA with specialization in HR & Marketing and possesses Advance Diploma in French. He served in Bharat Pumps & Compressors Ltd. from July, 1985 to June, 1996, where after getting trained in France, manufactured Class-I Category centrifugal pumps for Nuclear Power Plants first time in India. He was also posted as Additional General Manager in Corporate Electrical Contracts Department, Shimla where he was Instrumental in establishing e-procurement process first time in SJVN Ltd. and awarding EPC Contract for 1stRenewable Energy Project of SJVN Ltd. i.e. 47.6 MW Khirvire Wind Power Project.

As head of Quality Assurance Deptt., he ensured that Electro-Mechanical Equipments of prestigious 412 MW Rampur HEP were inspected just in time with constant follow up so that 1stthree units of RHEP has been commissioned within the shortest record time and subsequently full commissioning of RHEP was done in December, 2014. He was pioneer in establishing Quality Management System in SJVN Ltd. being First Management Representative for ISO 9001:2008.


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Head (BD&MSC): Shri Sanjay Uppal is Head of Business Development & Management Services, New Delhi as well as of Head of Sadla Wind Power Project & Charanka Solar Power Project, Gujarat and Khirvire Wind Power Project, Maharashtra. He is B.Sc. (Mech.Engg.) from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University. Sh. Uppal was on deputation from HPSEB with SJVN since February, 2002 and absorbed in SJVN in December, 2004. Sh. Uppal has 34 years experience in the field of Planning, Designing, Project Execution, Commercial, Contract & Procurement, Management Services and Vigilance.

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CEO (SAPDC): Shri Arun Dhiman is Chief Executive Officer of Arun-3 HEP/SAPDC since June, 2019. He has done B.E.(Civil Engineering) from Nagpur University. Before joining SJVN, he has served in Chenab Construction Company (Railway-Tunnels) Jammu / Udhampur from June, 1992 to October, 1994. He joined SJVN on November, 1994. He has also served in different capacities in NJHPS (1500 MW), RHPS (412 MW) and DHEP (252 MW).

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CEO(STPL): Shri S.C.Agarwal, presently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of STPL, Buxar since January, 2018. Prior to this, he was Head of Project of Devsari Hydro-Electric Project (252 MW) in the State of Uttarkhand. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering with Honors from prestigious institute, BITS, Pilani, and carries with him a rich experience of more than three decades in Power and Mining Sector. After joining SJVN Ltd. in 1996, he has served in various departments and headed SJVN’s Claims Cell, Corporate Civil Contract Deptt., Business Development and Liason Deptt. and Uttrakhand’s Projects at Regional office.

Prior to joining SJVN Ltd., he has served Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. and National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, both Schedule ‘A’ and Navratna CPSUs.

Mr. Agarwal has expertise in Planning, Survey and Investigation, Assessment of projects’ techno-Commercial feasibility, statutory clearances for new projects during pre-construction stage, Quality Control, Construction and Project Management during construction stage, contract Management, Claims Management, Dispute Resolution, International Contracting, Contracting in World Bank and IBRD financed Projects, International Trade Contracts, Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism, Business Development etc

MD (KHEL) :Shri Dinesh Sapruis Managing Director of Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Ltd (A joint venture of SJVN, India and DGPC, Bhutan) since May, 2019. Prior to this he was Director (Technical) of KHEL since September, 2015. He is a Civil Engineering Graduate having over 38 years of experience in various organizations. He started his career with L&T Ltd. and worked on various industrial/infrastructure projects.

In 1983 he joined HPSEB and later got absorbed in SJVN in September, 2004. During his tenure in HPSEB he worked in Corporate Planning & Monitoring, Nathpa Jhakri Power Project, Tala Project in Bhutan and designs in various capacities. In SJVN, he has worked in administration, Khab Hydro Electric Project, Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal; Vigilance Department, Head (CFMD) and as GM (Technical) to CMD, SJVN.

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