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                                                       SHRI RAKESH NATH 


Shri Rakesh Nath,  born on 21.05.1950, has assumed office as Technical Member of APTEL on 03.03.2010 FN .Prior to this, he was  the Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority(CEA) and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He has about 37 years of varied experience in Power Sector planning,  Operation & Maintenance of Thermal and Hydro Power Stations and Transmission System, Regulation of water supply from multi-purpose hydro projects including operation & maintenance of irrigation canal system, Power System  Operation   and Power Trading.


As Chairman CEA, he worked extensively for accelerated capacity addition during the 11th Five Year Plan and initiated advance action for the 12th Plan.  Some of the measures taken were review of pre-qualification requirement for suppliers to promote new players with a view to enhance competition and  indigenous manufacturing capacity, standardization of thermal plant specifications, bulk tendering for 11X660 MW super critical units with mandatory phased indigenous manufacturing.  ‘Adopt an ITI Scheme’ for local skill development, review of terms and conditions of contracts to avoid disputes and development of model contract document for hydro project.  He was closely associated with development of Ultra Mega Power Projects and was a Member of Apex Evaluation Committee for Sasan, Mundra, Krishnapatnam and Tilaiya UMPPs.   He has been instrumental in preparation of a proposal  for low carbon growth strategy for power sector till 2022 and CO2 base line data for power sector.He has also been ex-officio Member of CERC and Part Time Director of Nuclear Power Corporation. 


As Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) from  the year 2001 to 2005, he  was responsible for administration, operation and maintenance of Bhakra Beas hydro stations  the largest hydro complex in Northern Region. During his tenure as Whole Time Director of Power Trading Corporation (PTC) during the years 2000 & 2001, he initiated important transactions of trading of power from surplus to deficit areas. He visited Islamabad in November, 1998 as a Member of Indian delegation on trading of power and visited Kathmandu in September 2001 as a Member of Indian Team to promote Indo-Nepal power trade.


Shri Rakesh Nath has been the Member Secretary of Northern Regional Electricity Board (NREB) and Western Regional Electricity Board (WREB), the two largest regional grids of the country. He was Convener of the Working Group set up by the Government of India to prepare guidelines for inter-regional power transaction which paved  way for structuring inter-regional power transfers across the country.


Shri Rakesh Nath attended courses in power system operation and control in UK in 1984 and in Sweden in 1993. He participated as member in proceedings of Expert Committee on Sedimentation of International Committee on Large Dams  in Brazil in  2002. He was also deputed to attend International Conference on Water Power held at Buffalo, USA in  2003.  As Chairperson CEA, he was deputed to Norway to study power markets, to Switzerland for study on manufacturing  of large boiler and Turbine generators with Super Critical technology and to USA to promote investments in Indian power sector.  He has been President of Central Board of Irrigation & Power from  Feb. 2006 to Feb. 2010. Shri Rakesh Nath, after serving the tribunal for about 5 years demitted the office of Technical Member on 20.05.2015 (A.N).





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