Raj Kumar Chaudhary set to be next CMD of NHPC

The PESB panel has recommended the name of Raj Kumar Chaudhary for the post of CMD of NHPC Limited on Thursday
Raj Kumar Chaudhary set to be next CMD of NHPC
Raj Kumar Chaudhary set to be next CMD of NHPC

New Delhi: Raj Kumar Chaudhary is set to be next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC Limited. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Thursday. Presently, he is serving as Director (Technical & Projects) in the same organisation.

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Chaudhary has been recommended for the post of CMD of NHPC from a list of seven candidates, who were interviewed by the PESB selection panel in its selection meeting held on March 7. All the candidates on the list, were from NHPC.

Chaudhary is a graduate in Civil Engineering from BIT (Sindri) and has also done Advance Diploma in Management. He joined NHPC in 1989 as a Probationary Executive (Civil) at Koel Karo HEP, Jharkhand.

Chaudhary steadily rose in his career and has now taken over the charge of the post of Director (Technical) of NHPC. He is also holding additional charge of the post of Director (Projects) of NHPC. He has worked in various positions in Cost Engineering department, design & engineering department and four construction projects of NHPC, Koel Karo, Kalpong, Teesta-V and Subansiri Lower and two construction projects in Bhutan, Mangdechhu & Punatsangchhu-II.

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According to his profile on NHPC website, Chaudhary possesses experience in all aspects of development of a hydro‑project from concept to commissioning and has contributed in development of hydropower in India and Bhutan. Shri Chaudhary worked at Kalpong HE project from conception to commissioning the project, 16 months ahead of the schedule. It was a remarkable achievement for NHPC as the project was in a very remote island of Andaman & Nicobar.

Chaudhary has played active role in commissioning of Teesta-V HE Project (510 MW) in Sikkim and Mangdechhu HE Project (720 MW) in Bhutan. Chaudhary was also instrumental in repairing of HRT of 1020 MW Tala HEP Project in Bhutan as an expert member. Shri Chaudhary is also a nominee director in Ratle Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited.

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