Management

Shri V. S. Nandakumar
Director General
Central Power Research Institute
Post Box No. 8066,
Bengaluru–560080

Last Updated: 25-05-2021

Governing Council Members

President

Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, IAS
Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhawan,
Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001

Vice-President

Shri Prakash .S. Mhaske
Chairperson
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram
New Delhi – 110066

Members

Shri Abhay Bakre
Director General,
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
4th floor, Sewa Bhawan,
Ramakrishna Puram,
New Delhi-110066

Prof. Gautam Biswas, FNA
The Director
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati- 781039

Prof. Dr. V. Jagadeesh Kumar
Department of Electrical Engg.,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
IIT P.O., Chennai- 600036

Prof. Dr. Bhim Singh
Department of Electrical Engg.,
Room No. II/118, Hauz Khas
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
New Delhi - 110016

Chairman Discoms
C/o Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
Vidyut Bhawan, Jyoti Nagar
Jaipur - 302005, Rajasthan

Chairman-cum-Managing Director
Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd.
1st Floor, Vidyut Bhawan,
Bailey Road, Patna- 800001

Shri V.K. Kanjlia
Secretary
Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021

Shri R K Chugh
President-IEEMA
Corporate Office
Rishyamook Building, First Floor
85 A, Panchkuian Road
New Delhi-110001

Chairman & Managing Director
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
'Saudamini, Plot No.2,
Sector 29, Gurgaon,
Haryana - 122001

Chairman & Managing Director
NTPC Ltd., NTPC Bhawan,
SCOPE Complex,
7, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003

Chairman & Managing Director
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.,
BHEL House, Siri Fort, New Delhi – 110049

The Secretary
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
Block-14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

The Secretary
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion,
Room No. 157,
Udyog Bhawan,
New Delhi–110011

The Secretary, DSIR
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016

Shri Sandesh Kumar Sharma
Member (Planning)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram,
New Delhi – 110066

Shri Prakash .S. Mhaske
Member (Power System)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan
R.K.Puram, New Delhi – 110066

Shri Raj Pal,
Economic Adviser,
Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhawan,
Rafi Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Special / Additional Secretary
(in charge of work relating to CPRI)
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001

Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, IAS
Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi 110001

Authorities of the Society

The following shall be the authorities of the Society:

  • The Governing council
  • The President/Vice-President of the Society
  • The Director General of the Central Power Research Institute
  • The Secretary

Functions & Powers of the Governing Council

1. It shall be the function of the Governing Council to carry out the objects of the Society as set forth in the Memorandum of Association.

2a. The Governing Council shall have the management of all the affairs and funds of the Society and shall have authority to exercise all the powers of the Society, subject to nevertheless in respect of expenditure to such limitations as the Govt. of India may from time to time impose.

b. The Governing Council may by a resolution delegate to the President, the Director General, or any other officer of the Society, such of its powers for the conduct of the business as they may deem fit, subject to the condition that the action taken by the President, the Director General or any other officer of the society under the powers delegated by this Rule shall be reported at the next meeting of the Governing Council

The Governing Council may also authorise the Standing Committee to examine and take decisions, on behalf of the Governing Council in respect of matters which are not within the delegation of powers to the President, the Director General, or any other officers of the Society subject to the condition that such decisions would be reported to the Governing Council at its next meeting:

Functions & Powers of the Director General

1. Director General as the principal executive officer of the Society, shall be responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Society under the direction and the guidance of the Governing Council.

2. Director General, shall in all matters under his charge, have powers similar to the powers of a Head of Department under the Govt. of India. Also in all matters connected with the execution of the works of the Society, he shall have powers similar to powers of the Chief Engineer in Central Public Works Department.

2. a) Director General shall have full financial powers of the Ministry as specified in Delegation of Financial Power Rules, 1978 to authorise expenditure for the purposes of travel, transport, canteen etc. subject to the budgetary ceilings previously approved under various sub-heads and shall further be subject to the condition that all orders of economy and reappropriations issued by the government of India are strictly observed..

3. He shall prescribe the duties of all officers and staff of the Society and shall exercise such supervision and disciplinary control as may be necessary subject to these rules and bye-laws.

4. It shall be the duty of the Director General to co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over all scientific and industrial researches and other activities under the Society.

5. The director general shall exercise his powers under the direction, superintendence and control of the President of the Society.

Functions and Powers of the Secretary

The Secretary shall maintain a record of the proceedings of the Society and the Governing Council and shall perform the duties hereinafter director to be performed by the Secretary and all such other duties as usually pertain to the Officer of the Secretary and not otherwise specifically provided for by these rules.

Standing Committee

Chairman

Additional Secretary / Special Secretary
(In charge of work relating to CPRI)
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001

Members

Shri P.S. Mhaske
Member (Power System)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan
R.K.Puram, New Delhi – 110 066

Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, IAS
Additional Secretary &
Financial Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg New Delhi – 110001

Shri Raj Pal
Economic Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Testing & Certification Committee

Chairperson

Chairperson
Member (Power Systems)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhavan, R.K.Puram
NEW DELHI - 110066
Fax: 011-26102721

Members

Prof. G.R. Nagabhushana
Prof. Emiretus(Retired)
Deptt. of High Voltage Engg.
Indian Institute of Science,IISC (Post)
Bangalore-560012
Ph: 080-22932361
Fax: 080-22932373

Shri.D.K.Aggarwal
Scientist F and Head,
Bureau of Indian Standards
Peenya Industrial Area, 1st Stage
Tumkur Road, Bangalore-560058
Ph:080-28394955
Fax:080-28398841

Shri A.K. Gupta
Executive Director(Engineering)
NTPC Ltd.,
Engineering Office Complex
Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)
Ph: 0120-2410200
Fax: (0120) 2410201
Email: akgupta07[at]ntpc[dot]co[dot]in

General Manager, QA
Vijay Electricals Ltd.,
Somajiguda,
Hyderabad – 500082
Ph: 040-30712345
Fax: 040-30617890 / 30712245

General Manager
Electroporcelains Division
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.,
Prof. C.N.R Rao Circle
opp IISC,Malleshwaram
BANGALORE-560012
Fax: 080-23560742

Member (Commercial)
West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Ltd.,
Vidyut Bhavan, Block – DJ Sector – II
Bidhannagar, Kolkatta 700091
Ph: 033-23219946
Fax: 033-23379676

Shri. P. Bhaskar
Technical Director
Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.
82, Shakthi Bhavan,
R.C.Road,
Bangalore 560001.
Ph: 080-22267058

Shri P. Narasimha Murthy
Retd. Chairman
Karnataka Power Transmission Corpn. Ltd.,
No. 817, 6th Cross, MCR Layout, 5th Main
Vijayanagar,
Bangalore – 560040

Head (Product Development)
Siemens Ltd.,
M.V.Switchgear & Switch Boards
P.B. No. 85, Thane Belapur Road
Thane 400601.
Fax: 022-27623718

Executive Director
W.S.Test Systems Pvt. Ltd.
27th KM Bellary Road,
Doddajala Post
Bangalore 562157
Ph: 080-28467633
Email:mwbil[at]bgl, vsnl[dot]net[dot]in

Shri.Sunil Misra
Director General,
Indian Electrical & Electronics
Manufacturers Association
501, Kakad Chambers
132, Dr. A. Besant Road
Mumbai-400018
Ph:022-24930532
Fax: 022-24932705

Business Technology Leader
GE PCTDC, II Floor, III Phase,
John F. Welch Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd.
52, Export Promotion,
Industrial Park, Phase II, Hoodi Village,
Whitefield, Bangalore 560066
Fax: 080-25030100

Shri.N.Ravi Kumar
Executive Director,
Southern Region Transmission System – II,
Power Grid Corporation of India,
Sahakara Bhavana,
32, Race Course Road,
Bangalore 560001
Ph: 080-22354907

SCRD - Main Committee

Chairman

Shri Prakash S. Mhaske
Chairperson (I/c), CEA
Central Electricity Authority
New Delhi

Members

Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan
Joint Secretary & FA
Ministry of Power,
Govt. of India,
Shram Shakti Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Shri Raj Pal
Economic Advisor & Joint Secretary,
(I/C) of R&D,
Ministry of Power, Govt.of India
Shram Shakti Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Dr.Somit Dasgupta
Member Planning (I/C of R&D)
Office of Member Planning
Central Electricity Authority,
3rd Floor, Sewa Bhavan
R K Puram, Sector -1,
New Delhi – 110 066

Chairman of all Technical Committees

Members

Prof. B. K. Gandhi
Chairman of Hydro research
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
IIT, Roorkee – 247667

Prof. S. C. Srivastava
Chairman of Transmission research
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur – 208016

Prof. R. P. Vedula
Chairman of Thermal research
Department of Mechanical Engg
IIT-B, Powai, Mumbai 400076
Email – rpv[at]me[dot]iitb.ac.in
Ph: 022-25767547

Prof. S. V. Kulkarni, FINAE
Professor
Chairman of Grid, Distribution & Energy Conservation
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT-Bombay,  Powai, 
Mumbai – 400076

Shri. Ashwani Gupta
Chairman of DSIR-
Scientist-G & above
Department of Scientific
and Industrial Resarch
New Delhi – 110016

Ms. Palka Sahni
Deputy Secretary
Chairman of DIPP-IPR Expert
Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Udyog Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110011

Special Invitees

Members

Dr. P.C. Maithani
Scientist ‘G’,
Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy Block 14,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003

J. Choudhary
GM (O&M) Division
NHPC Office Complex
Sector-33, Faridabad -121003

Sh R K Srivastava
Executive Director (NETRA)
E3 ECOTECH-II, Udhyog Vihar,
Gautam Budh Nagar – 201306
(Uttar Pradesh)

Director (Projects)
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Saudamini’, Plot No.2, Sector 29,
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122001

Director (E,R&D), BHEL,
New Delhi

Smt. Seema Saxena
Chief Engineer (R&D)
Central Electricity Authority,
3rd Floor, Sewa Bhavan
R K Puram, Sector -1,
New Delhi – 110066

Technical Committee on Thermal Research

Chairman

Prof. R. P. Vedula 
Department of
Mechanical Engg
IIT-B, Powai,
Mumbai - 400076.
 

Member

Shri Harjeet Singh
AGM, NETRA, ED, NTPC
E3 ECOTECH-II, Udhyog Vihar,
Gautam Budh Nagar – 201306
(Uttar Pradesh)

Shri Shailendra Bhatnagar,
ED- GM/PEM, BHEL House,
Siri Fort,
New Delhi -110049

Chief Engineer
(TE & TD),CEA
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan;
9th Floor; South Wing,
R K Puram; Sector-1
New Delhi 110066

Shri N. Gopalakrishan Unni
Head-Operations Management
Representative of Generating 
Tata Power Company Limited, Shatabdi,
Bhawan, B 12 & 13, sector 4, Nodia,
Uttar Pradesh-201301

Dr Saravanan V
CPRI representative,
Joint Director,MTD,CPRI

 Dr S K Nath
CPRI representative,
Joint Director,TRC,
CPRI,Nagpur

Technical Committee on Hydro Research

Chairman

Prof. B.K. Gandhi
Dept. of Mechanical &
Industrial Engineering
IIT Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247667

Member

Shri Dinesh Kumar,
ED- GM/HE BHEL (Hydro Expert),
Bharat Heavy Electricals limited
Piplani, Bhopal(MP)-462022

Shri. J. Choudhary,
ED - NHPC (Hydro Expert),
GM (O&M) Division
NHPC Office Complex
Sector-33, Faridabad – 121003

S.P. Pathak
ED – SJVNL (Hydro Expert),
General Manager,
Electrical Design Department,
Mehta Niwas, New Shimla – 171009

Dr. R. K. Gupta,
Chief Engineer, Design (E & NE)
Central Water Commission,
Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram
New Delhi - 110066

Chief Engineer (HE & TD) CEA,
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, 7th Floor;
North Wing, R K Puram; Sector-1,
New Delhi 110066

Shri Janardhana M
Representative from CPRI,
Joint Director, MTD,CPRI,

Shri R K Kumar
Representative from CPRI,
Joint Director, MTD,CPRI

Technical Committee on Transmission Research

Chairman

Prof. S.C.Srivastava
Professor from IIT- Kanpur,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur – 208016

Member

Dr. Amit Jain
Jiont Director,PSD,
Representative of CPRI

Additional Director,,CPRI
Representative of CPRI

Mr. Bapu J Amritkar
Representative of IEEMA
President- Bussiness Head Transformers
EMco Limited
Plot No. F-5, Road No.28
Wagle Industrial Estate Thane-400604
Tel: 40404500

Dr. P. M. Nirgude
Representative of CPRI
Additional Director, UHVRL,
CPRI, Hyderabad

Shri Ramesh Koul,
ED-BHEL(Transmission)
ED/TBG, BHEL House,
Siri Fort, New Delhi - 110049

Shri. Sanjeev Singh
Executive Director(Technology Development),
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited,
“Saudamini”, Plot No. 2, Sector-29,
Gurgaon – 122001, Haryana

Chief Engineer (PSETD)
(PSETD), CEA / Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, 3rd floor,
R K Puram, Sector-1,
New Delhi - 110066

Director (Transmission),
Representative of state Transco (KPTCL)
Karnataka Power Transmission Corpn. Ltd.
Kaveri Bhavan, K.G. Road Bangalore – 560009

Technical Committee on Grid, Distribution & Energy Conservation Research

Chairman

Prof. S.V.Kulkarni
Department of Electrical Engineering,
IIT- Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076

Member

Shri Saurabh Diddi
Energy Economist,
Bureau of Energy Efficiency,
4th Floor, Sewa Bhavan,
RK Puram, New Delhi 110066

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Energy Economist,
Bureau of Energy Efficiency,
4th Floor, Sewa Bhavan,
RK Puram, New Delhi 110066

Chief Engineer (DP&D),CEA
Central Electricity Authority,
R K Puram, Sector -1,
7th Floor, Sewa Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110 066

Dr. P.C. Maithani
Director,Ministry of
New and Renewable Energy Block 14,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003

Chief Engineer (IC, R&D)
TANGEDCO, 4th Floor, Eastern Wing,
144, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002

Mr. P. Ramachandran
Representative of IEEMA Technical Advisor,
ABB India Ltd Power transformer division maneja,
Vadodara -390013
M: 09724332977
Email:p [dot] ramachandran [at] in [dot] abb [dot] com

Shri Sudhir Kumar R
Representative of CPRI
Joint Director, ERED, CPRI

Shri Jyotibasu S
Representative of CPRI
Joint Director, ERED, CPRI

Dr Amit Jain
Representative of CPRI,
Joint Director, PSD, CPRI