Balraj Joshi takes over as CMD, NHPC

KOLKATA/SILIGURI
25 Sep 2017

Balraj Joshi has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC Limited, hydropower utility and a Schedule ‘A’ Enterprise of Government of India recently. Prior to his appointment as CMD, he held the position of Director (Technical), NHPC. Born on 21st December 1959, Sh. Joshi holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Govt. Engineering College, Karad, Maharashtra. He also holds PG qualification in Hydropower Development and Planning from the prestigious Norwegian Technical Institute, Trondheim, Norway under NORAD Scholarship. Shri Joshi joined NHPC in October 1982 as a Probationary Executive (Engg.) at Salal Project (J&K). 
During his distinguished career spanning over 35 years, Shri Joshi scaled new heights and contributed to NHPC’s development by serving many projects namely Salal, Dul Hasti, Kurichu Project (Bhutan), Teesta-V, Teesta Low Dam-III & IV, Parbati-III, Chutak, Chamera-III, Parbati-II etc. and rose to the position of Director (Technical) in April 2016. He has also been associated with NHPC’s Consultancy assignments for many projects as 1200 MW Tamanthi and 880 MW Shwezaye in Myanmar, 720 MW Mangdechhu, Bhutan & Bakreswar Thermal Power Project of M/s West Bengal Development Corporation etc. He has been instrumental in development of generic document for developing Disaster Management Plan for Hydropower Stations which is being adopted by CEA at National level. He has also represented NHPC at International Court of Arbitration at ‘The Hague’ for Kishanganga Project and recently participated in Government level meetings at Washington DC on the issues of Indus Water Treaty. He has widely travelled number of countries nnamely Sweden, England, Norway, USA, China, Finland, Netherland, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal & Pakistan on official visit for corporation’s business and also with the Government delegations. (EOIC)