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Bhanu Pratap Yadav assumes charge as CMD of IREDA

MNRE's Joint Secretary Bhanu Pratap Yadav has assumed additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of IREDA
New Delhi: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE) Joint Secretary Bhanu Pratap Yadav has assumed additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) on January 6. Yadav is an Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) officer of 1992 batch. He is presently working as Joint Secretary of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). Yadav succeeds SK Bhargava who was CMD IREDA-in charge since March 1, 2019, after the retirement of the then CMD KS Popli.

Education & background

Yadav holds a bachelor of engineering (B Tech) in Civil Engineering and masters in engineering (M Tech) from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (Internal Audit) of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Prior to his appointment as Joint Secretary of MNRE, he was serving as principal Director of Audit. He possesses professional experience in Project Planning, Project Management, Operations Management, Change Management, Renewable Energy, Auditing Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, External Audit Risk Assessment, Internal Controls and ERP.

Role and responsibility

At MNRE, he is currently responsible for all administrative and financial matters of NIWE and NISE, Wind Energy (Offshore), Small Wind, R&D, CCDC, Wind Energy (On-Shore), Repowering and Hybrid policies, Small hydro Projects (Pvt Sector), Small Hydro projects (Government sector-Uttrakhand & NE), Watermills, Mini, Micro Hydel, RE-INVEST, State Government Hydra Projects, PM's Package of Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiatives, PM Development reconstruction package 2015 for Hydro Power for J&K, IREDA, All matters related to IT, Development of RE Portal, DBT Cell, Setting up of New Institutions of RE University, RE Museum & National New Energy Centre, Grid-Interactive Policy, National Electricity Plan Including Power to All for 24X7, Grid Integration & Regulatory Cell including RE Act and Policy. The list is really long, no?