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Updated as on 31/07/2017

FOIR is led by people with vast experience in the Power industry, technological competence in software development and an outstanding track record in project relevant. Their expertise extends to key areas such as Power, Finance, Administration and General Management.

Office Bearers of The Governing Body of FOIR

Hony. Chairman
Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan
Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan, Chairperson, CERC

A career civil servant with over 37 years of experience, both at the national and state level, Shri Gireesh B Pradhan was born in Mumbai on 20th December, 1952. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur, Rajasthan (1969) and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History (1970-73) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He holds a Master of Arts (History) degree (1973-75) from Delhi University, Master of Public Administration (MPA 1984-85) from the School of Public Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and Masters in Strategic Studies from the National Defence College (NDC 1992), New Delhi. Besides formal academic programmes, Shri Pradhan has attended a number of in – service programmes in various fields.


Before joining the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1977, Shri Pradhan briefly taught history at the undergraduate level in Delhi University and also served in the State Bank Group as a Probationary Officer. He was allotted the Maharashtra cadre in the Indian Administrative Service, in 1977 and worked in state of Maharashtra at the state and district level. He handled both the regulatory and development affairs in various districts of Maharashtra like Sholapur, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai Thane, Nagpur and Pune.

He was also closely associated with the setting up of the new district of Sindhudurg in 1980-81. Later he worked as the Member and Secretary of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board. Shri Pradhan has also been the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and Additional Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai. As Director General of YASHADA, he was instrumental in making that institution a premier civil services training institute of the country.He also has a monograph to his credit on civil services reforms in independent India. . At the national level, Shri Pradhan has worked in the Ministries of Food & Civil Supplies, Home Affairs and Power. He has served in the office of the President of India from 1992 to 1997 both as Director and then Joint Secretary to the President. He also served as Secretary to the Speaker of the LokSabha 2002 to 2003.

Shri Pradhan joined the Ministry of Power, as Joint Secretary, in November, 2003 where he was handling diverse subjects including Planning, Coordination, Energy Efficiency, Transmission and OM. He was promoted as Additional Secretary in January 2008 and looked after Policy & Planning, Transmission including matters relating to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and their Central Sector projects, Power Trading Corporation, Power Finance Corporation, Operation & Monitoring, Coordination, International Co-operation, Climate Change and the Information Technology Division of Ministry of Power. He also served as Chairman of the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)..

Shri Pradhan was promoted as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Power from 1st February, 2011 and took over charge of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in October 2011.

Besides the above, Shri Pradhan has been responsible for a number of crucial reports on the power sector. He has also had one of the longest involvements (12 years) with the power sector at both state and central level. He was actively involved in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) a mission under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) which aims to establish India as a global leader in solar energy.

Hony. Vice-Chairman
Shri S. Machendranathan
Shri S. Machendranathan, Chairperson, AERA

Shri S. Machendranathan , took over as Chairperson, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India on 9 th March, 2015.

Shri Machendranathan who hails from Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu had a distinguished academic career. After completing MBA from Cochin University, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1977 and thereafter the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1979.


An IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, Shri S. Machendranathan held several important positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu and in the Government of India. In the Government of Tamil Nadu, he worked as Collector of Thanjavur District; Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu in the Departments of Transport, Food, Cooperation and Consumer Protection; Chairman of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. And in the Government of India, he worked as Chairman of Tuticorin Port Trust; Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Steel as well as in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and finally as Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat, before superannuating from the Government Service in March, 2014.

He has also served as Government Director in several Public Sector companies such as Air India, Airports Authority of India, Steel Authority of India Limited, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited and Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (India) Limited.

Shri R.S. Sharma
Shri R.S. Sharma, Chairperson, TRAI

Shri R.S. Sharma joined as Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 10th of August, 2015.

Prior to joining TRAI Shri R.S. Sharma was working as Secretary to Government of India in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology. He has also worked as Chief Secretary to the State Government of Jharkhand (India).


His other assignments include Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) where he was responsible for over-all implementation of this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing Unique Identification (christened as Äadhaar”) to all its Residents. Before his posting at UIDAI, Mr. Sharma worked with the Government of Jharkhand as Principal Secretary of the Departments of Science and Technology, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Information Technology (IT), Rural Development and Human Resources Development. Mr. Sharma has held important positions both in the Government of India and State Governments in the past and has been deeply involved in the administrative reforms and leveraging IT to simplify the administrative processes. Mr. Sharma holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IIT, Kanpur (India) and another Masters in Computer Science from the University of California (USA).

Shri G.C. Chaturvedi
Shri G.C. Chaturvedi,Chairman-WDRA

Shri G.C. Chaturvedi, IAS (Retd.) is currently the Chairman of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. He retired from the Government service as Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Mr. Chaturvedi is an IAS Officer of 1977 batch belonging to Uttar Pradesh cadre. He has rich and wide administrative experience of more than 36 years. He has served in the State Government in various capacity at important positions. Mr. Chaturvedi has served in Government of India also in Banking and Insurance, Health and Family welfare and Petroleum and Natural Gas Sectors. He has been the Chairman of Petronet LNG Ltd, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. (ISPRL), and Oil Industries Development Board (OIDB).


He has served as Government Nominee Director on the Boards of Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank Ltd, IDFC Ltd, GIC of India, New India Assurance Co. Ltd, United India Insurance Co. Ltd, Agriculture Insurance Co. of India, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and National Insurance Academy.

Shri Chaturvedi holds Masters degrees in Physics from the University of Allahabad and M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing countries from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.

Shri Devender Kumar Sikri
Shri Devender Kumar Sikri, Chairperson, CCI

Shri Devender Kumar Sikri , has taken over as the Chairperson of Competition Commission of India on 11th January 2015.

He joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1975. In a career spanning 38 years, he has handled a wide range of responsibilities in the Central Government and in the State Government of Gujarat.


He holds an M.Phil degree as well as Master’s Degree in Advanced Mathematics. He has also done the Advanced Professional Course in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi. He has extensive experience in the corporate sector, both at the industry level, and also at the policy level. In his role as the Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizer, he chaired the Inter-Ministerial Group on the rationalization of the pricing policy for decontrolled phosphatic/ potassic fertilizer. He has served on the Boards of National Fertilizer Ltd.; Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, IFFCO, KRIBHCO etc.

As Managing Director of the Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation, he was instrumental in its turnaround. Later, in his role as the Commissioner, Industries Promotion and as Vice-Chairman of the Gujarat Industries Development Corporation, he introduced a number of projects facilitating the establishment of new industries.

He has also held several other important positions with the Government of India, such as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, and as Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development. As Secretary, Government of India for the Department of Justice, under the Ministry of Law & Justice, he was instrumental in accelerating the computerization of courts, and the initiation of special drives in High Courts, for reduction of pendency.

Dr MS Sahoo
Dr MS Sahoo Chairperson IBBI

Dr MS Sahoo an acclaimed thought leader in the area of securities markets and a distinguished public servant, currently serves as Chairperson of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. He has served as a Member of the Competition Commission of India, Secretary of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Whole Time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Economic Adviser with the National Stock Exchange of India and held senior positions in Government of India as a Member of Indian Economic Service. He also had a brief, but eventful legal practice.


Dr. Sahoo has substantially influenced reforms in India securities markets over the last two decades. He has conceptualized, designed and steered major reforms such as dematerialisation of securities (1995), architecture of regulator and regulatory tribunal (1995), trading of derivatives (1999), on-line examination for market professionals (2000), setting up National Institute of Securities Markets (2004), resolution of litigations relating to brokers' fee (2004), demutualization of stock exchanges (2005), trading of currency derivatives (2008), and the rule of law in securities markets. He is credited with a few landmark orders, including disgorgement, and settlement of securities market infractions, and significantly contributed to development of securities jurisprudence.

Dr. Sahoo has conceptualized, designed, authored and edited several publications relating to securities markets and corporate sector, including Indian Securities Market-A Review, NSE Research Initiative, Stock Exchange Factbook, SEBI Bulletin, and edited a professional journal, Chartered Secretary. He has delivered talks at various national and international fora and written over 100 articles. He has promoted extensive use of technology in education and examinations in company secretary course and NSE's Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM).

Dr. Sahoo has been a Member / Chairman of several committees set up by Ministry of Finance, SEBI, RBI, IRDAI, and WDRA. These include Chairman of the Committees (Sahoo Committee I, II and III) on Depository Receipts, Domestic and Overseas Capital Markets, and External Commercial Borrowing. He has assisted in development and refinement of the Indian Financial Code (IFC) recommended by the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC). He has served on Boards of a few organisations, including Oriental Bank of Commerce, Management Development Institute, National Institute of Securities Markets, SEBI and CCI. Dr. Sahoo has post-graduation degrees in Economics, Law, Management and Company Secretaryship.

Shri Anand Kumar
Shri Anand Kumar, Chairperson, GERC

Shri Anand Kumar has taken over as Chairperson, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission on 5th April, 2016. Before joining Gujarat State, he has served the State of Meghalaya as Chairperson-ERC and State of Uttarakhand as Member/Acting Chairperson.


He holds a post-graduate degree in Finance Management and Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Roorkee. He has also done Advanced Software Programming Course from Hitachi, Japan and training in Economics Regulation from National Regulatory Research Institute, USA.He has more than 36 years of experience in the Power Sector of which 18 years of experience has been at Regulations, Reforms and Restructuring in the Power sector. Out of some key assignments, was his association in Unbundling and Restructuring of the power sector in Uttar Pradesh and assignments at Regulatory Commissions of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya.

Shri Narayan Singh
Shri Narayan Singh Chairperson CSERC

Shri Narayan Singh , joined the Commission as Chairman on 15.07.2013. He was awarded degree in B.A. (Hons.) First Class Hon's in Political Science. He belongs to the IAS batch of the year 1977. He has the credit of accomplishing many important tasks in the government of M.P. When Chhattisgarh was formed in the year 2000, he was transferred to Chhattisgarh State as the Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Secretary of Chhattisgarh State. During his service period of more than 36 years he shouldered many important responsibilities in the government of M.P. as well as C.G.


Shri Singh has considerable field experience at the cutting age level in the state. He has worked as the Collector and Commissioner. He has also worked as Additional Chief Secretary in the Department of Forest and Manpower Planning. Involvement in varied policy imperatives has given him a comprehensive and in deep understanding of the financial, administrative and operational aspects of different sectors including Power Sector. .

Shri Desh Deepak Verma
Shri Desh Deepak Verma, Chairperson, UPERC

Shri Desh Deepak Verma who belongs to the 1978 batch of IAS is a highly acclaimed and reputed officer who, in his carrier, has shown both at the State and the Centre level brilliantly. Presently, he is the Chairman of UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), an autonomous quasi-judicial body with pay and perks equivalent to Election Commissioner of India/Supreme Court Judge.


A post graduate in Physics and an MBA from Australia in International Business, Shri Verma retired as Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in June 2013. In Government of India, he occupied some crucial positions like Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Foods and Public Distribution and Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI). During his tenure as Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) in year 2011-12, India bagged six (6) medals during 2012 Olympics, double than the previous Olympics and the highest in number so far. He was selected as first head of the India office of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an international organization with “Observer” status in UN. As Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, he was instrumental in bringing several reforms in the working of the Ministry. He was part of Parliamentary Delegations to South Africa and Bali, Indonesia in the year 2012-13.

At the State level, Shri Verma has been Principal Secretary in the Department of Commercial Taxes and Registration, Department of Transport and Department of Cooperatives in the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Before that, Shri Verma was Secretary and Director General of Tourism and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of UP State Road Transport Corporation. He has also held the prestigious positions of District Magistrate of Almora, Aligarh, Bareilly & Agra and Divisional Commissioner of Allahabad and Lucknow divisions. As Commissioner of Lucknow, he prepared much acclaimed Lucknow Beautification Plan under the direct supervision of the then M.P. Hon’ble Shri Atal Bihari Bajpai and the Chief Minister, Shri Kalyan Singh. As Commissioner, Lucknow, he was also decorated during the Republic Day parade for outstanding contribution to the settlement of 20 years old Shia-Sunni dispute in Lucknow. Shri Verma is also accredited for introducing several industry friendly reforms in the Trade Tax Department like e-filing of returns, removal of all check posts and barriers, e-refunds etc. His work in the field of Rural Electrification as District Magistrate and Commissioner in some power-shortage Districts and Divisions has been widely appreciated. As Chairman, UP Electricity Regulatory Commission he has been instrumental in introducing pre-paid meters and promoting LED lights in the State of U.P.

Shri Verma has represented India in several the UN Conventions, like Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety etc. He has headed several UN working Groups comprising of all member countries and chaired its meetings at Hague (Switzerland), Montreal (Canada), Granada (Spain), Curitiba (Brazil), and Kuala Lumpur (Malysia).

He is interested in Music, Badminton, Golf & Poetry writing. He is supportive of several civil society initiatives in adult literacy, empowerment of physically and mentally challenged sections of society, empowerment of women and promotion of art and culture.

Hony. Members
Shri A.B. Bajpai
Shri A.B. Bajpai, Member, MPERC

Engineer by profession, Shri A.B. Bajpai has a rich and varied experience over 38 years in the power sector. He has done Bachelors’ in Electrical Engineering in the year 1978 from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.


Prior to joining Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission(MPERC) as Member in December, 2012, he was working as Chief General Manager(Commercial) in the Power Management Company of Madhya Pradesh and was head of Commercial activities in the organization. Besides looking after procurement of power from all sources of energy on long-term and short-term basis, banking/sales was also executing power purchase agreements.

Shri Bajpai has a diverse experience while he was working at different cadres in the erstwhile Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board(MPSEB). During his tenure in MPSEB he was in-charge of EHT construction and maintenance. He was also in-charge of planning, material procurement and work contracts, etc. As an Executive Engineer, he headed City Division and Vigilance activities and so he is well conversant with the work of power distribution and revenue management activities of the Discom. During his tenure in MPERC as Member, he has been instrumental in issuing of many regulations to streamline activities of licensees so as to bring in clarity in their operations. He was also Member of Technical Committee found by CERC for implementation of framework on Renewables at the State level.

Shri Alok Gupta
Shri Alok Gupta, Member, MPERC

Shri Alok Gupta is an electrical graduate with post graduation in finance. He has experience in power sector for more than 40 years. Presently he is working as Member in Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) since 02.01.2013.


Prior to above he worked as Member (Hydro), Ex-officio Additional Secretary to GOI in CEA for development of Hydro Power in India, Bhutan, and Nepal. He has more than 10 years experience in Distribution sector and 13 years in real time grid operation in the Northern and Eastern Region (then NREB/EREB).

Shri G. Rajagopal
Shri G. Rajagopal, Member, TNERC

Thiru G.Rajagopal holds Post Graduate Degree in Commerce with distinction and also the professional qualification of Fellowship in Cost and Management Accounts of India and also associate member of the Company Secretariatship. Thiru G.Rajagopal received Dr.Radhakrishnan Memorail Award for outstanding studies in M.Com., Thiru G.Rajagopal has participated at various sports events, including All India Public Sector Sports and Games meet.


He started his career in Power Sector in the year 1983 in Neyveli Lignite Power Corporation Ltd., a Public Sector Power Generating Company. He then joined Tamil Nadu Electricity Board in the year 1997 as a Deputy Financial Controller on direct recruitment. He was promoted as Financial Controller in the year 2003 and in the year 2006 got elevated to the post of Chief Financial Controller. Then he was appointed by the Government of Tamil Nadu as Director (Finance) in the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd., (TANGEDCO) in 2010.

He served as Board of Director in the following Public Sector Undertakings:

  •     TNEB Ltd.,
  •     Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation (TNPFC)
  •     Poompuhar Shipping Corporation
  •     Mahatamil Colleiries Ltd.,
  •     Udangudi Power Corporation (UPCL)

During his tenure as Director (Finance), he was instrumental in completing the Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP) as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Power, Government of India. TANGEDCO is the first utility which completed FRP in India. He initiated the process of revaluation of TANGEDCO assets. He served in number of committees and sub-committees to finalize Merchant Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, High Level Negotiation Committee, Wage Revision Committee etc., during his tenure in TANGEDCO.

Shri M.S. Puri
Shri M.S. Puri, Member, HERC

Shri M.S. Puri, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, has a total experience of more than 38 years in various fields of the Power Sector. Shri Puri cleared Engineering services examination of 1977 and was allocated to Central Electricity Authority (CEA). There he worked in Group ‘A' Service of Central Power Engineering Services and retired as Secretary after serving the Authority for more than 35 years. He has been instrumental in taking a number of initiatives during his tenure in CEA for development of the power sector. He contributed a number of technical papers on various subjects including evaluation of various options of power generation, erection and construction agencies, challenges of fuel management, latest trend in fluidized bed combustion technology etc. He was CEA nominated Director on the Board of Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd from 17/01/2012 to 30/9/2013.


Considering the contributions, rich knowledge & experience of Shri Puri, the Government of Haryana appointed him as Member, Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) for a period of 5 years to shoulder even higher responsibilities as the Power Sector Regulator. He took over the charge of the Member HERC on 27.02.2014.

He has contributed some of the notable activities in the HERC which include enactment of the Demand Side Supply Regulations, Pre-paid Metering Regulations, Net-Metering Regulations, Smart Grid Regulations, Waste to Energy Regulations, the Renewable Energy tariff orders of solar wind and bio-mass, rationalization of tariff including cross subsidy surcharge, additional surcharge, pass through of power purchase through a robust fuel surcharge adjustment formula and scores of other regulatory issues to ensure the balance between consumer interest and the utility interest.

Hony. Secretary
Shri A.K. Singhal
Shri A.K. Singhal, Member, CERC

Shri A.K. Singhal (59 years), a Chartered Accountant by profession, has a distinguished career, characterized by steadfast adherence to principles. He has a rich & varied experience of over 37 years in Corporate Finance Management. He worked as Director (Finance) of NTPC Limited (a Maharatna Company) for over 8 years.


In NTPC, Mr. Singhal played a pivotal role in providing valuable inputs to the Board for taking various strategic decisions to enable the company in achieving its Vision. He was responsible for the entire gamut of financial management of the organization including financial resource mobilization from domestic & global sources, optimum utilization of funds, budgetary controls and investment decisions. During his tenure of 12 years in NTPC, he had led several landmark transactions for the Company such as its IPO, FPO & OFS of equity, very large term loan facilities from banks and financial institutions and establishment of USD 2 billion Medium Term Note Programme and issuance of notes there under. As CFO, he was responsible for establishing adequate internal control systems and adherence by the company to sound corporate governance practices. He played an active role in the decisions involving mergers and acquisitions including backward & forward integration of business. He acted as a vital link between the investing community and the management of the company.

Driven by a passion for excellence and imbued with a strong work ethics, Mr. Singhal believes integrity and honesty as the only policy for enduring business success. Under his able guidance and leadership, NTPC has won many awards & accolades for excellence in Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance. Mr. Singhal has been recognized as Best CFO at various forums including by the ICAI(twice), IMA(Lifetime Achievement Award), CNBC TV 18, ASBA Top Rankers and he has been positioned thrice among top 100 CFOs across the country by CFO Institute of 9dot9 media.

Mr. Singhal has also been the driving force behind various initiatives towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). His emphasis is always to ensure that each CSR initiative of NTPC is aimed to improve lives of the people at the bottom of the pyramid and activities are taken up and processes adopted with due diligence so that benefit of the same reaches upto the last mile.

Considering the contributions and rich knowledge & experience of Mr. Singhal, the Government of India has appointed him as Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission in October 2013, to shoulder even higher responsibilities as the Power Sector Regulator.

Hony. Treasurer
Shri A.S. Bakshi
Shri A.S. Bakshi, Member, CERC

Shri A S Bakshi, a Mechanical Engineer with M B A ,has a total experience of more than 39 years in Power Sector. Shri Bakshi started his career at Badarpur thermal power station ( New Delhi) in 1974 while the project was still under construction. He cleared Engineering services examination of 1974 and was assigned Central Power Engineering Service (CPES) . He joined Central Water and Power Commission in 1975 and was again posted at Badarpur thermal power station . He worked in operations of the plant for more than 4 years before being posted in Efficiency cell. Shri Bakshi introduced the concept of efficiency audit in the plant in 1977 when efficiency tests of thermal plants were relatively unknown. He also participated in many R&D projects of BHEL at this power plant.


In 1979, Shri Bakshi was deputed to Water and Electricity department ( WED) , Government of Abu Dhabi on foreign assignment by Government of India. Shri Bakshi worked at Umm Al Nar (West) power plant in their Maintenance Department. The Plant comprises 6 oil fired power generating units and 6 desalination plants . On repatriation from Abu Dhabi in 1984, Shri Bakshi joined his parent department – Central Electricity Authority where he worked in various capacities in R&M of power plants and energy audits of thermal plants. In 2002 he was made Director (Admn) of CEA and in 2004, he was promoted as Chief Engineer and posted in planning wing- As chief engineer, he was responsible for generation planning for the country as a whole.He was instrumental in bringing out National Electricity Plans in 2007 and in 2011. He was also Member Secretary of the working group on power for 12th plan when he was Member ( Planning) CEA.He has concurrently held posts of Member( Hydro) and Member (G&OD) CEA also.
Shri A. S. Bakshi was elevated to the post of Chairperson , Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India in July 2011. He was responsible for generation planning , transmission planning and for load forecasting for the country as a whole. He headed the Committee to grant concurrence to Hydro projects. He was President , CBIP and President , EEC also during this period. Shri Bakshi chaired or was a member of a number of committees during the period 2011-13 some of which are listed below:

1. Chairman of the Enquiry Committee constituted by Ministry of Power on Grid Disturbance in Northern Region on 30th July,2012, and in Northern, Eastern & North-Eastern Region on 31st Jul,2012.
2. Chairman of the Committee constituted by Ministry of Power for examination and recommendation on the proposed amendments in the Electricity Act,2003.
3 Chairman of the 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) Committee.
4 Chairman of the Committee constituted by Ministry of Power on Private Investment in the Power Sector.
5 Chairman of the Committee constituted by Ministry of Power for suggesting/devising permanent safety measures in respect of Loharinag Pala Hydro-electric Project (600 MW) in Uttarakhand.
6 Chairman of the Working Group on Distributed Generation and Renewables under India Smart Grid Task Force.
7 Chairman of the Task Force constituted by Ministry of Power for integration of electricity from Renewable Energy Sources in the Grid during the 12th Plan.
8 Chairman of the Standing Technical Committee of CEA, CWC, MoEF and the State Government on conversion of Storage Scheme to Run of River (RoR) Scheme.
9 Chairman of the Committee for Extensive use of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS).
10 Chairman of the Committee for investigating the reasons of stranded generation capacity in a scenario of power shortages.
11 Chairman of the Committee constituted by Ministry of Power for reviewing the functional specifications for single chip low cost smart meter.
12 Member of the Committee headed by Secretary(Power) for financial restructuring of State Distribution Companies (Discoms).
13 Member of the Steering Committee on Energy Sector for 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) headed by Member(Energy), Planning Commission.
14 Member of the India – Nepal Joint Ministerial Commission on Water Resources (JMCWR).
15 Member of the Steering Committee headed by Secretary(Power) for Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP).
16 Member of the Working Group on Power to formulate the programme for development of the power sector during the 12th Plan.
17 Member of the Steering Committee of National Electricity Fund (NEF) .
18 Member of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Issues relating to River Ganga headed by Member(Energy), Planning Commission.
19 Permanent Invitee in the Task Force on Hydro Power Development headed by Union Minister of Power.

A number of important reports were finalized during his tenure as Chairperson CEA- these included 17th Electric Power Survey, Standard specifications for supercritical units, General review 2011 and 2012, Carbon dioxide base line data, Removal of CTC from power sector, Key inputs for 12th five year plan etc.

Shri Bakshi joined CERC as a member on 5th August 2014.