A S Bakshi

A S Bakshi

Chairperson
Central Electricity Authority
New Delhi, IndiaGlobal citizen
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Bio: Shri A.S. Bakshi has been appointed to the post of Chairperson,CEA, and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India w.e.f. 14 th October,2011. An officer of the CPES cadre, Shri A.S. Bakshi had joined the erstwhile Central Water & Power Engineering Services (CW&PES) in August,1975, and has acquired versatile experience of about 37 years in the development of power sector over the period of his wide and varied work experience in various capacities in the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Born on 24 th July,1953, Shri A.S. Bakshi is an Engineering professional from the stream of Mechanical Engineering and had continued his educational pursuit to acquire the qualification of M.B.A while in service. As an expert in operation & maintenance engineering of thermal generating units, Shri A.S. Bakshi was selected for a prestigious foreign assignment in Water & Power Department, Abu Dhabi(U.A.E.) from July,1979, to October,1984, for operation & maintenance of oil fired 6 x 67.5 MW generating plant having desalination unit. Shri A.S. Bakshi had a long stint in handling the Renovation & Modernisation schemes for the power plants throughout the country during the period from 1984 to 1995. He was assigned the responsibility of evolving the mechanism and conducting the Energy Conservation/ Energy Audit of various Thermal Power Plants from 1995 to 2002. With his administrative acumen, Shri A.S. Bakshi was designated as Director(Administration),CEA, during the period May,2002 to October,2004. On his promotion as Chief Engineer in October, 2004, Shri Bakshi was associated for the integrated resource planning in the country with both short term and long term Generation Planning & Load Forecasting. He was instrumental in the preparation of National Electricity Plan brought out in April, 2007, covering 11 th Plan in detail and perspective for 12 th & 13 th Plans. He took over as Member(Planning),CEA & Ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India w.e.f. 28 th October, 2010. He was entrusted with the additional charge of the post of Chairperson, CEA, since 1 st July,2011 prior to his regular appointment w.e.f. 14 th October,2011. Presently he is also holding the additional charge of Member(Planning) & Member(Hydro) in CEA. By virtue of his professional expertise, Shri A.S. Bakshi has held/ is holding Chairmanship/ Membership of the important Committees/ Groups associated with Power Sector. Presently he is guiding the formulation of National Electricity Plan covering 12 th Plan in detail and perspective for 13 th & 14 th Plans. In his tenure as Chairperson, CEA, Shri A.S. Bakshi is involved in the overall planning and coordination of all the facets of power sector of the country in its entirety. The thrust has been to facilitate the generation capacity addition and commensurate development of transmission system with strengthening of distribution network as well. As part of responsibilities attached to the post of Chairperson, CEA, he is associated in important matters of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) as Ex-officio Member of CERC. Shri Bakshi has been appointed on the Board of NPCIL w.e.f. February 29, 2012.

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