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Shri Y.K. Chaubey has taken over the additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company on September 1st, 2022. Shri Y.K. Chaubey is currently holding the post of Director (Technical) in NHPC with an additional charge of Director (Personnel). Shri Chaubey is a graduate of Civil Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He joined NHPC in 1985 as a Probationary Executive (Civil) at 540 MW Chamera Hydroelectric Project (now Chamera-I Power Station), Himachal Pradesh. Shri Chaubey steadily rose in his career and has now taken additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of NHPC.

Shri Chaubey had been working for more than 37 years in various departments (Contracts, Design & Engineering) and Construction Projects of NHPC in various capacities. He possesses experience in all aspects of the development of a hydro-project from concept to commissioning and has contributed to the development of NHPC.

As Director (Technical), Shri Chaubey has been responsible for Survey Investigations, Planning, obtaining requisite clearances, finalization and award of major contracts (civil, hydro-mechanical, electro-mechanical, solar etc.) for new projects and O&M of existing Power Stations.

As Executive Director (Contracts), Shri Chaubey had been responsible for the finalization and award of major contracts (Civil, Hydro-mechanical, Electro-mechanical, Solar etc.) including settlement of contractual issues relating to pre and post-award stages of works.

Shri Chaubey’s career spans more than 25 years in Design & Engineering division, wherein he has worked in various capacities and in planning & layout engineering for PFR/FR/DPR and construction stage design of hydro-electric/river valley projects.

Shri Chaubey has also worked in the construction of two prestigious projects of NHPC i.e. 540 MW Chamera-I Project, HP – executed in collaboration with SNC/ACRES of Canada and 480 MW Uri HE Project, J&K – executed on turnkey basis by Uri Civil – a Swedish Consortium.

Shri Chaubey also contributed as an expert member of Working Group, led by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission for the 3rdChina-India Strategic Economic Dialogue in 2014 at Beijing, China. On request of Polavaram Project Authority, in 2017 he led the NHPC expert team to Polavaram Multi-purpose project for alternate arrangement of coffer dam.

Shri Chaubey has been sent by NHPC to Stockholm, Sweden in 1993 under Transfer of Technology programme. He has also participated in ICOLD-2004, Seoul, South Korea and ICOLD-2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. Shri Chaubey is also in the Board of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Ltd., Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt. Ltd. and Ratle Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. as Nominee Director.

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