MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Chandel,

Managing Director,

Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority,

Date of joining: February 2022.

Shri Rajesh Kumar Chandel is an officer from SJVN Limited, a Schedule “A” Mini- Ratana Company under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. Prior to joining Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority-I in Bhutan as the Managing Director, he served as the Head of Project, Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project from June 2020. He is a Civil Engineering graduate and MBA with specialization in Human Resource. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers (India).

He worked at the Arun-3 Project, Nepal from March 2016 to June 2020. During his tenure in Nepal, he was, head of Project Planning & Monitoring Department, Project Environment Department, Project Store Department and Liaison office Kathmandu. He was responsible for the acquisition of Private land, Diversion of Forest land, Obtaining Statutory Clearance from Govt of Nepal, Liaison with Govt of Nepal for the implementation of the Project, Planning, Scheduling & Monitoring of the Project, and other associated works. He also worked at the Wangchhu Hydro Electric Project in Bhutan from March 2014 to March 2016 for two years. He was responsible for the preparation of DPR including obtaining the Techno-Economic Clearance from CEA & the Royal Govt of Bhutan.

From August 2002 to February 2014, he served in SJVN’s Corporate Headquarter Office in Shimla and worked in the Corporate Planning, Monitoring & Co-ordination Department in addition to being Technical Officer to Director (Civil). He also looked after the construction of the Corporate Headquarter building. He was responsible for Planning, Scheduling & Monitoring of all SJVN Projects located in India and abroad and finalization of the MoU Targets of SJVN with the Ministry of Power, Govt of India. Additionally, he worked at Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Project (1500 mw) from May 1994 to July 2002 associated with the construction of the Main Works at different levels in different capacities.

He has vast experience of around 28 years in the Hydro Sector with specialization in Project Management, Contract Management and Construction.