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YK Chaubey assumes charge as Director (Technical) of NHPC

Yamuna Kumar Chaubey, who was recommended by a PESB panel in September 2019, has assumed charge as Director (Technical) of NHPC Limited
New Delhi: YK Chaubey has assumed charge as Director (Technical) of NHPC Limited, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Power, on Wednesday. Prior to this promotion, he was serving as Executive Director (Contracts) at NHPC’s corporate headquarters in Faridabad. He is also on the Board of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited as a nominee director since June 26, 2019. PSU Watch had earlier reported that Chaubey was recommended for the post of Director (Technical) at NHPC Limited by a PESB panel in September 2019. He was selected from a list of six candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.

Education & background

Chaubey is an engineering graduate (Civil Engineering) from llT-Kharagpur. He has over 34 years of experience in various departments (contracts, design & engineering) and construction projects of NHPC in various capacities. He possesses experience in all aspects of the development of a hydro-project, from concept to commission. He joined NHPC Limited in 1985 as Probationary Executive (Civil) at 540 MW Chamera Hydroelectric Project and has been with the company since then. His career spans over more than 25 years, during the course of which he has worked with the design and engineering division, has worked in various capacities in planning & layout engineering for PFR/FR/DPR and construction stage design of hydro-electric/river valley projects.

NHPC Limited

NHPC Limited, formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited was incorporated on November 7, 1975 as a Central government enterprise for the development of hydropower. Presently, NHPC is engaged in the construction of three projects aggregating to a total capacity of 3,130 MW. NHPC has planned to add 1,702 MW during 12th Plan period of which 1,372 MW has been completed. Five projects of 4,995 MW are awaiting clearances for their implementation.